As most of us know there is a bug in SW 2017 that slows down opening of assemblies.
The general fix is to kill all of the links in the "System Options/File Locations/Referenced Documents", and uncheck add-ins, Composer and Forum. This does work.
With one major issue, we do not have a vault server and must use the Referenced Documents links so that Solidworks can find the files.
We have been fighting for years trying to get a Vault setup and nothing yet, also our maintenance subscription has lapsed.
So when I open any assembly Solidworks can not find all of the files needed to open! As you can guess causing a lot of time wasted.
From what I have seen in the forums even SP4 has not fixed this issue.
Is there a workaround that anyone can give me to alleviate this issue.
Jims USA, Engineering Dept.