Take ownership of it if too you have to, to do this. The SolidWorks Toolbox library appears in the SolidWorks application on the Task Pane Design Library tab. Double check your windows login profile. We have multi user enviroment set and we have the same settings as I copied mine to his machine. Could my system administrator be doing something behind the scenes? But… Backwards compatibility is only supported between consecutive releases. This will help you to resolve the issue. Thanks craighudson wrote: You'll have to change it for the entire Program Files folder, unless anyone knows a way to make it where that specific folder doesn't inherit the read only status from the root folder.
If so, what happens if you open a word file in the same manner?. If the person opening the assembly knows about the open as read only button and has the External References setting enabled then this would be the way to ensure all files are read only. The users will still need access to the primary database for writing to the database, such as during check-in. Add shortcut menu items for multi-user environment Menu items Make Read-Only and Get Write Access are available on the File pulldown menu for part and assembly documents and when you right-click assembly components in the FeatureManager design tree or in the graphics area. The FeatureManager design tree contains limited data.
But there are ways around it. Another user Hi Carrie, yes im working with files locally with full access, not sure how that relates to sketches being hidden or not though. But that would be unworkable. Yet they take the same document, save it to their local drive, and the file size does nothing and is stable. I don't, but had the same problem until I changed the Program Files folder. Don't worry, Inflow is here to help! So does anyone have any solutions? I should be a duplicate of the actual part, probably a marker. Our roads in the U.
So, if you don't have write access, you can hide the sketches, but the next time the part opens, they will be unhidden again. First, I needed to understand what the Copy Settings Wizard was actually doing for me so I knew what instructions to write. However, by using the add-in to check out referenced files you ensure the file is reloaded into memory as writable. Hi Ronald, I'm seeing the same issue when switching back to the drawing after opening a part. It goes through the motions on all subfolders but nothing is changed. Even though this is true, there are a lot of limitations.
You will have to agree on certain ground rules when working concurrently on assemblies so that hand offs can be painless. Thus I'd love to change a setting so he only opens things read only. If these solutions still do not resolve the issue please give us a call. Open a part and check it out. I've also had odd sketches that would show in the drawing they show in the part, again, parts I don't have write access to even after I hid them in the drawing Rights Management Often times, access to the engineering data at the right time in the design process, is as choreographed as a buzzer beating inbound play. But…, you cannot open the file in.
Losing work is always frustrating and we get several inquiries a month about this issue. Having an assembly open means that the referenced parts are already loaded in memory as read-only. Hi Paul, i have already tried this method, but nothing changed. Then open the file again that previously was a read only file. Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
I had to change something but he opened it before me so he had write access. Go back to the drawing without changing anything and the drawing is now read only but still checked out. Although this is a great step forward, there are some limitations to be aware of. The Solution A smarter way to do this is to use some sort of document management system. Whether the transformative technology of the day was the assembly line, the integration of robotics into the manufacturing process, or the switch from steel to aluminum frame chasses, the automotive industry has consistently implemented advanced technology into its manufacturing and production workflow to improve manufacturing and product performance.
It's easy to switch logins and forget your current profile. It is recommended that the shared location be on a computer that does not run the SolidWorks software. Checking out files in the Windows Explorer file vault view after the files were already loaded as read-only will not reload the files inside SolidWorks. If you are experiencing this, please consider the solutions discussed below. Even a modest 20% improvement in disk read and write speed will be noticeable. You cannot edit the features of the future version file in.