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Resolving Issues With Recreating SOLIDWORKS EPDM Vault Views [VIDEO]

Article by Andrew Lidstone, CSWE created/updated October 20, 2015

A very common issue that occurs when recreating SOLIDWORKS EPDM Vault Views on a client system is the message “Attached; Missing Information” displaying in the View Setup utility, and blocking the view from being recreated.

Recreating SOLIDWORKS EPDM Vault Views

Recreating SOLIDWORKS EPDM Vault Views Issue

This is actually being caused by the View Setup utility detecting some existing information left over from the previous view.

This can happen if a system has been partially restored, or if the vault view was deleted but something has interfered with the removal process and some of the registry entries for the view  are still present.

To resolve this behavior all you will need to do is remove the orphaned registry values.

**Warning**  Only make direct modifications to the registry if you are familiar with working in the Windows Registry.  If you are not, contact your SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller for assistance.

You will need to ensure that the registry key for the specific vault that you are trying to attach to does not already exist in the following locations:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\Vaults\[VAULTNAME]
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wow6432Node\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\Vaults\[VAULTNAME]
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\Databases\[VAULTNAME]
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\Databases\[VAULTNAME]

If the vault name is displaying in any of these locations, delete the key(s) and run the View Setup utility again.

Delete Registry Keys

Delete Registry Keys

Video Demonstration

Here is a video to demonstrate the steps:

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Andrew Lidstone, CSWE

Andrew is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.

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