Whenever I do download a part file, I try to open it but it opens as a word file rather than a solidworks part.
Can you attach a sldprt file here that exhibita this behavio?
If you are trying to open the file by double clicking in a Windows folder it is probably a file association problem.
What happems if you drag and drop the file into a SolidWorks window?
What is the file extension?
All of my parts are saved as a .sldprt. I haven't tried to drag and drop any of my files into a SolidWorks window.
UPDATE: I did try to drag and drop files into a solid works window but it ends up crashing.
Younus Ahmad wrote: UPDATE: I did try to drag and drop files into a solid works window but it ends up crashing.
Younus Ahmad wrote:
I have run into several instances in which people have issues opening a file, but it will open just fine on my computer.
I go to their computer, hit File->Open within the program, and everything functions properly.
They will close the file, go to Windows Explorer, browse for the file, double click it, and have the issue.
(It's not a file association issue in their case, because most other files will work just fine, there are just a few random issues.)
I never have the issue, but I also don't open files from Windows Explorer.
(I know that it should work, but it has never seemed like the "correct" way to open a file.)
Try opening SOLIDWORKS and using File->Open, if it still has the issue, I would guess that it is a corrupt file, or even a possible issue with the SOLIDWORKS installation.
Adding to what Kelvin has said, it is more than likely a file association problem, or in fact not even a proper SolidWorks file. Have you actually tried opening the file from within SolidWorks itself. If so, please post the error message that you get. And yes, let us all know what the file extension is..............
All of my SolidWorks parts are saved as .sldprt files. I have tried to open the files from SolidWorks but I will get an error message that says, "An unsupported operation has been attempted." and the file opens but seconds later it will crash.
If SW fails to open file try something different, for example
Onshape: Cloud CAD is Better CAD
Then save to SW native or more friendly format
You're initial post indicated that you were having trouble with files (parts) that you had downloaded but now you have stated that it is happening with your own files also. Am I understanding this correctly?
Have you checked your SolidWorks file associations are okay as Kelvin mentioned above?
Others possibly know better than I but my first thought would be to do a registry renewal, just ensure you have copies of your templates etc. and that you have done a settings wizard save first. See this link Resetting the SOLIDWORKS registry
Younus Ahmad wrote:All of my SolidWorks parts are saved as .sldprt files. I have tried to open the files from SolidWorks but I will get an error message that says, "An unsupported operation has been attempted." and the file opens but seconds later it will crash.
If you are using an older version of SolidWorks than the files you are downloading were saved in you may get errors or crashing when trying to open them - what version of SWX are you using and what version are the downloaded files?
What version of SW are you using?
What are your computer specs?
How long had things been running okay previously for before it all turned to this?
You still haven't answered about the file associations?
Are you saying that if you open Solidworks, draw a square, extrude it to make a cube, save it as a part, that you cannot open that part after?
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