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Autosaving new assy's as Assem1.sldasm

Question asked by Zach Martin on Oct 2, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 2, 2015 by Jamil Snead

I will walk through this problem:

 

1. I make a new assy, Solidworks calls it "Assem1" in the title bar.

2. I make or add some parts and then do some designing 'in context' of the assembly. E.g. make virtual parts, or add externally-saved parts and make references between them.

3. I hit Save or Save As and change the name Assem1.sldasm to something more descriptive like Giant-killer-robot.sldasm, and click Save, but then I get an error dialog that says parts are going out of context because I'm creating a 'new' assembly file, and you should rename all the parts etc.  It seems that Assem1.sldasm was already saved somewhere automatically.

 

This seems to be a new behavior as of SW2015.  In previous versions of SW I was able to start a new assy, make parts, and then hit Save and give it any name I want and it was done.

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