SOLIDWORKS PDM Failed to create temporary file for SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated August 9, 2016

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If your SOLIDWORKS Simulation results folder is associated with PDM, you may receive the error message ‘Failed to create temporary file‘. This can happen when PDM attempts to create a preview of the Simulation results. This will typically occur when you try to create a new mesh, or show a result plot.

To avoid this error, you can add Simulation .cwr file to the Exclusion list located from the Display pull-down, of the PDM local vault view.

Exclude .cwr file types in SOLIDWORKS PDM

Exclude File Types in SOLIDWORKS PDM

Alternatively, you can check-out the relevant .cwr file.

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.