After closing a drawing SW does not "release" it. If I try accessing the file again, it tells me that it's in use and will allow me to see it as a read only file. So far, the only solution is to exit SW and start it again.
Thia may not be a SW issue. I have the same problem even in Windows Explorer. It seems that Windows is not releasing the file. If I walk away from my desk for about 3-5 minutes, it usually is released and will work normally.
I have seen the same thing and it drives me crazy....I think it is an Explorer thing.
I'm having the same problem after updating to SW2016 last week. I was previously running SW2015-SP3. It says the file is still in use by "system". Only happens with drawing files, and the only solution I've found is to close all and restart SW. I've been running SW for 10 years, utilizing various workstations and editions, and never had this problem before.
I had the same problem with SW2015/SP3 on Windows 7. I had to shut down SW and then restart it and I could open the file again.
Not a critical issue, but still a pain in the arse.
I'm having the same issue. SW2016 and Windows 10. I'm curious, if this is a Windows 10 issue or a SW2016 issue. What's everybody running on?
I'm using SW2015 on Windows 7, and have the same issue. I just wanted to re-name a folder in Windows Explorer, and it wouldn't let me until I closed SolidWorks, even though the file was closed.
Found out that this issue is a known issue in solidworks when saving a drawing as a pdf or dwg. There is a SPR into solidworks for this issue. Is this were anyone else is seeing the issue. I hadn't realized it was happening when creating pdf's and dwg's until I tested it.
It's only happened to me a couple of times, and not consistently.
Yes, Having every time I save a drawing as a PDF, then it goes into read only. Have to restart SW every time to clear it...
Any word from Solidworks about this issue? I've first started noticing after upgrading our design services to 2016. Has anyone found a permanent fix yet?
having the same problem, running windows 7. It never happened with SW2015, but started after upgrade to 2016. This issue slows me down by so much, driving me crazy.
I've got the same issue recently went from SW 2015 to 2016 SP1.0 (Windows 7 64 bit) and read on line about it happening only after you save as a PDF, I did a little experiment and sure enough if you save as a PDF or a DWG it locks the file, another funny thing is after you close solidworks out it removed the drawing from the recent list so can this get fixed for SP2.0, also not meaning to take a jab or anything, but a option to go back to the classic icons would be greatly appreciated
It is the same thing for me when I start an assembly from the API, I am not able to open other files than .SLDASM (at least .SLDPRT)
I found this topic on reddit
It seems that you need to go to Tools>Options>System Options>Collaboration and check the option "Enable Multi-user environment".
From APIside try
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