One of the most disappointing experiences a designer can face is to discover that a SOLIDWORKS file they have put valuable hours into has become corrupt.
SOLIDWORKS 2017 is going to do it’s very best to help you recover some of those lost hours by attempting to repair corrupt files automatically!
Shattering corruption and disappointment
When corrupt SOLIDWORKS file is opened, you are prompted to confirm if you would like SOLIDWORKS to attempt to repair the file (why is there even an option to say “No” here?).
If yes is your choice, and of course it is. Then SOLIDWORKS will proceed to make a copy of the file and navigate around the damaged segments of the file in question.
If the repair is successful, SOLIDWORKS will provide a report on which segments of the file were repaired. A link to a log file is also provided so you can analyze the details further.
Once your repaired file is saved, you are free to substitute it into your assembly via any regular method.
The enhanced abilities in SOLIDWORKS 2017 should not be taken in place of a decent backup plan and recovery strategy!
With any attempts to recover corrupt assemblies or drawings, you must have the parts open in their own windows prior to attempting the recovery of an assembly or a drawing file.
SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources
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