On the company computer there are both Altium Designer and SolidWorks.
The problem is that by double-clicking on altium files, solidworks start to open file and we do not want that. How can i disable it?
I'm not familiar with Altium, but you should be able to right-click on the file and select "Open with...Choose default program".
name of both executive files are same and this is the reason.
So Altium filenames have the same file extensions as Solidworks? .sldprt .sldasm .slddrw
That is interesting. When I look online to see what file extensions Altium Designer creates, none of those file extensions are listed.
Altium Designer file extensions
If the filename extensions for Altium are indeed the same as the filename extensions for Solidworks, then about the only thing you can do is to set-up the computer to have NO default program for opening those file types. Then you will always have to select what you want to use to open in...but always making sure to un-check the "use this program by default" option every single time. Or, instead of opening files by double-clicking on them, you could right-mouse-click on the file and use the "open with" option...selecting what program you want to use to open that file. Or just launch the program and open the file from within the program.
The executive file of altium is dxp.exe
in the solidworks PCB there is an application with this name. to open altium files.
but i do not want solidworks pcb
Ian Worrall may have nailed it on the head. If you installed Solidworks AFTER installing Altium, Solidworks may have re-associated those files types to be opened with Solidworks instead of Altium. Running the Altium installer and doing a "repair" should fix the problem.
Another way would be...
In explorer, right click on a file that you want to open in Altium...click on "open with"...click on "Choose default program"
If Altium is listed as one of the "Recommended Progams" click on it.
If it is not, then expand the "other programs" list and see if it is there. If it is, click on it.
If it is not listed at all, click on the "Browse" button and browse to Altium dxp.exe...click on it.
Simply because there are 2 executable files with the exact same name is NOT the reason why Windows is attempting to use Solidworks to open the files. Those executable files are in completely different folders on the computer. It has nothing to do with them having the same name & same extension. It has everything to do with what your operating system (Windows) has been "told" to use as the default program to open these files with.
default program is set on altium file dxp.exe
but the windows open it by solidwork pcb(dxp.exe)
That is "theoretically impossible".
But I also have a favorite saying...
"Theory and reality do not always coincide."
Seems this is one of those times. Have you tried doing a "repair" of the Altium install?
This could be because the new 2017 plugin "Solidworks PCB" is a re-badged "Altium Lite".
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