This message started showing up recently and not real sure how to fix it as I am newer to Solidworks.
Did you just recently update or move you template file locations - check Tools/Options/File Locations and make sure you have the files in the right folder and have the right folder selected here.........
this is what shows up
Are the actual templates there?
I don't see what is on your screen no. I have never gone in that folder before so if something was moved I have no idea how.
Then michael Monds has your answer.... Thanks for pointing that out Mike
here is where default templates are set. click on the 3 dots and browse to the file you want.
when clicking on the 3 dots what is already there is the only options.
Did you just upgrade??
not to my knowledge. still running 2016. the IT guy randomly comes in after hours to do what he does so who knows what hes done to my computer.
Ok - somewhere you lost the path to the end of the rainbow... Do you know the template Name? Can you check if the actual files are where they're supposed to be? Can you get your IT guy to chime in here?
thinking about just hitting that reset button at the bottom and see if that helps lol
Have you tried to run the restore settings under tools, save/restore settings? Assuming that you created that file as you make user interface changes, that should put everything back where you last saved it.
Once you figured it out and life is back to normal - see the attached
Thanks guys. I ended up resetting all my settings. It was the only thing that seems to have worked.
That is all you had to do was do what mike suggested. It looks like someone updated the template file names and didn't update those locations that mike suggested. Just click the 3 dots and select what is there.
Since you reset your settings, then you are now using the default templates that Solidworks originally came with. Therefore, you just undid everything that your IT guy set up for you.
Ben Williams wrote: This message started showing up recently and not real sure how to fix it as I am newer to Solidworks.
Ben Williams wrote:
As you get more familiar with the program you might want to select the "Prompt user to select document template" option at the bottom of the screenshot shown above. That way you can save custom templates (preferably not in the SW installation files), point to this location at Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations > Document Templates, and then select "Advanced" at the bottom left corner of the new document dialog box (which will allow you to select from saved custom templates).
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