After a while I loose the ability to create a new document.
File_new and ctrl+new doesn't work. I have to close down solidworks and start again to reactivate the option. How can I fix this issue.
Seems to me your registry is messed up that you need to repair or reinstall the SW
Christian, yes I have had past problems with the registry on this computer. This computer is CONTROLLED by a remote IT company and that makes it slightly difficult to get things done immediately. I'll send them an email. Thanks
you still see the "new" icon, Am I correct?
Christian, Oh yes, everything looks fine. It'll all there and not in a shaded form.
If you click on this icon, you can still open a new document?
The icon is still there but not functional, nothing opens. Only after restart does it work. Yesterday was a bad day, had to restart 3-4 times. Today may be too. Something I do during normal drawing, or something I click on seems to turn off the 'create' function.
if you're familiar with registry, try this:
1. Click 'Start', click 'Run', type "regedit" in the 'Open' box, and then click 'OK'.
2. Locate and click the following subkey in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer
Note: If this subkey does not exist, create it.
3. In the 'Edi't menu, point to 'New', and then click 'DWORD Value'.
4. For the DWORD name, type "RemappedElevatedProxiesPolicy", and then press 'Enter'.
5. Right-click "RemappedElevatedProxiesPolicy", and then click 'Modify'.
6. In the 'Value' data box, type 1, and then click 'OK'.
7. Run a Repair of your SOLIDWORKS Installation
8. After the application installs successfully, reset the 'RemappedElevatedProxiesPolicy' DWORD value to "0"
Make sure your Keyboard shortcut has not been changed...
Anna, thanks. I did check that option. Removed it then replaced it. But still seems to switch it off some other way.
What does your IT have going on with security and registry edits?
Do they have you on a roaming Windows profile?
Get with your SolidWorks reseller tech support to see if they can help.
That setting should not be changing during a SolidWorks session. There is an odd interaction within your network environment that is happening.
Anna, We are all set-up as non-administrators on each computer so we can't change things or install software...bla bla. Yes he can remotely look at our computers remotely - if that's what you mean by roaming windows profile. We can also work on our work computers from home if we wanted to, but no I don't.
I may have to send a request to my SolidWorks tech guru on this issue. They can deal with the IT guru. Leave me out of it. Thanks
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