File References

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 Supports Non-SOLIDWORKS CAD File References

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 is support for the 3D Interconnect functionality; the PDM vault will now manage references between SOLIDWORKS files and non-SOLIDWORKS CAD files. Note: The non-SOLIDWORKS CAD files must be added to the vault before being added to the assembly, to save the references…

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Why is SOLIDWORKS unable to locate my Assembly Components?

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I’m sure you’ve seen this before.  After opening up a SOLIDWORKS assembly file, there is a message that a file cannot be located and you must browse for it yourself or the component will be suppressed.  Or perhaps this message was dismissed so the assembly opens…

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How to Change the Part[s] a SOLIDWORKS Drawing (or Assembly) is Referencing

We’ve all been there at some point or another. We’ve all modified a part and maybe changed the name of it, and our references got all screwed up. Typically, we get a message to the effect of “SOLIDWORKS cannot find file Old Part.SLDPRT. Would you like…

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Restoring SOLIDWORKS File Associations in Windows

When you double-click SOLIDWORKS files within Windows Explorer do they open up in a new, separate instance of SOLIDWORKS? If they do, then this is one of the symptoms that something is wrong with the SOLIDWORKS file associations in your Windows OS. You can probably fix this by performing…

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