On opening a drawing from a model, I am informed that the drawing can only be opened read only. Why when the drawing has not been opened by me or any other users
I don't know why that happened. I have also had it happen to me on rare occasions. Go ahead and open it, then Save as... to a different name. Delete the original, and then after closing you can change the name of the new drawing back to the same as the old one if you want.
That solution would be OK for a rare occurrence but for one of my colleagues its happened every time he opened a drawing from the model this morning.
I don't know then. It's grasping at straws, but has he re-booted his computer since this started? And I don't mean shutting down SW and re-opening it, but a full reboot.
There are several of us experiencing this problem to varying degrees and we have all tried the reboot ploy.
The problem that occurred this morning commenced immediately after booting up the machine and loading SW. He opened a model and then opened the drawing from the model and got the read only message.
Are you using any document control/management system? If so, you may need to take ownership of the file to remove the "read only" designation. This happens in our WPDM system.
We don't use any form of PDM software.
That has started happening to me too, the only fix is reboot.
I do remember from the 07 days there used to be a ~$ file created and this would have to be deleted before it released the file to write access, you may have network drop out issues unless you work local.
It seems to have started since we installed 2016
We have some weird errors like this occassionally. Close SOLIDWORKS and check in your task manager to make sure you didn't have two SOLIDWORKS programs open. We have to end the process tree or reboot to get our issue to stop.
Been having the same problem since 2016 installed. My VAR had me looking for the ~$ thing, but I never came across it. Seems like just a Solidworks shutdown fixes the problem. No need for a full reboot, I am not sure about the first file of the day occurrence though.
I was told it should be fixed with SP2.
The ~files are hidden files. In Windows Explorer go to Folder Options and set the hidden files to show:
If you have all your SWX files closed and still see versions of the SWX files with the "~" prefix then delete them. These are leftover Windows system files indicating that a file is open. If they remain after the application is closed it is because the file was not closed properly, as in a crash. This is true of any file opened by any application in Windows, be it SWX, Excel, or Word.
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