i recently made some .drwdot files in 2015, they worked in 2015 and 2016. but today i just tried to do it in 2015 and it is giving me the future version error. im not sure how that would happen?
Tom Putt wrote: any way that its easier to reverse that unlike part files?
Tom Putt wrote:
any way that its easier to reverse that unlike part files?
'fraid not. You can open an existing drawing that was done with SW2015, delete all drawing views, notes that aren't part of the title block, etc., and Save as...Drawing Template, but of course it won't reflect whatever changes (if any) were done to the old template before it was saved with SW2016.
You saved it when you were in 2016
Ok so someone else saved it at your location not you but the reason it does not work in 2015 is because there is a good chance it was saved when it was opened in 2016 version.
yes... i understand that
Not having a good day are we.
sorry about that... i will be saving a copy for my self incase anything else happens
My best guess would be that you made some changes to it with SW2016 and saved. If that's the case then you will no longer be able to use it to start a new file with SW2015.
that is what im trying to do now, i am getting an error that i cant do that while the document is referencing another file. i deleted all views and saved to my desk top but they are still referenceing some how???
i got it i had to rebuild duhhhh lol. thanks for the help that one got me sweating
Most computers and servers have back-ups. If it does happen again, look around in the back-ups. I've had a bunch of files have minor problems without people necessarly noticing. When I did notice, it was a lot later then a few days. Thankfully, the company I work for has back-ups up to 3 month behind on our server so most of the time I am able to fix a drawing by grabing a back-up and recovering it.
Another suggestion, if your templates are in a global location and everyone uses the same, you should perhaps set them to Read only so that someone doesn't modify it unintentionally and/or without noticing.
You should try finding out how that person saved as a .drwdot because it shouldn't happen unless it is intentional.
Tom Putt wrote: that is what im trying to do now, i am getting an error that i cant do that while the document is referencing another file. i deleted all views and saved to my desk top but they are still referenceing some how???
Try saving the blank drawing as just a drawing. Completely close SolidWorks. Hopefully that will clear out any lingering references. Open it up and try again.
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