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FAQ - When opening a SolidWorks file in eDrawings, why does a red message appear saying, “The file displayed is out of date. It needs to be rebuilt in SolidWorks (more...)”?

Blog Post created by Jeff Niederman Employee on Apr 27, 2012

Solution ID: S-052014

Updated: 12/15/2010 

 

Question:

When opening a SolidWorks file in eDrawings, why does a red message appear saying, “The file displayed is out of date. It needs to be rebuilt in SolidWorks (more...)”?

 

Answer:

It means that since the last time the file was saved in SolidWorks, some changes have been made without using rebuild (traffic light). As an example, a dimension was modified without any rebuild which means the model dimensions do not match with parametric information. So measuring in the eDrawings file might result in getting incorrect values.

 

If this message displays, open the file in SolidWorks, press the traffic light icon and save the document again. The message will then disappear in eDrawings.

 

 

For more information:

- See eDrawings FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

- Ask an eDrawing question

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