Why is Solidworks referencing the wrong version for the hole callout format file? I'm working in 2016 why is is looking in the 2015 folders?
Check your file locations under System options and point it to the right file.
How you setup in the file locations
Thanks for the information but I know how to fix it. Why does Solidworks have a hard time knowing what directories to point to during install. This is a bug and there seam to be a lot of them that Solidworks will not fix and it's getting much worse!
I never had this issue before. When SW is installed, all default locations should be pointed to the same version folders
Since we have many custom folders such as templates, blocks, BOM ect, so we have a macro to perform this task
How did you install SolidWorks 2016? Separate install or over SolidWorks 2015?
It was a separate install.
On my home computer I have SW2012, SW2014, SW2015 and SW2016 installed separately and for Document Templates, they all are pointing at my SW2012 location. I believe that when SolidWorks detects other versions of the software installed, it sets some settings to look at previous version settings (this is just my observation).
When you do a version upgrade, some files references/settings may not change. So always check all the settings under Tools > Options to make sure they are set up properly. Also there are new options which you may have to change to suit your workflow.
I realized that most these files can be edited but the default workflow of installing more then one version of Solidworks if flawed. The install structure of Solidworks is messy at best. Default template and setting install locations should either be explicitly dedicated to the version they came with or a wizard should be created to migrate these files to a new location, if there is a previous version present. The current workflow is flawed and by default creates support issues.
-Default install directory names should be named to indicate the version they belong to.
-Default install directory locations are confusing and difficult to manage.
-Managing template and setting file locations is tedious plus descriptions of these files and the actual file names do not match making them hard to find.
Matt,.. yes, agree... it SHOULD be better.. I can not argue.. I believe there is LITTLE attention towards users settings for upgrades and multiple versions.. I personally have 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017..
...but, I've learned to workaround these because,.. what options do we have??... so, I bend over and take it like all SW users do...
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