17 Replies Latest reply on Oct 30, 2018 11:14 AM by David Nelson

    Solidworks being case sensitive when opening an assembly?

    Peter Farnham



      Wondering if anyone else is seeing this option box when opening an assembly?


      Would you like to open the Replaced file yourself?


      Open file from original location

      Open file from current location

      Open all replaced files from original location


      Choosing either of the top two options, loads the file "\\TESTSERVER\testfolder\testpart.sldprt" with the server name in UPPER case.


      Choosing the bottom option, loads the file  "\\testserver\testfolder\testpart.sldprt" with the server name in lower case.


      It's the same part!


      Saving the assembly gives the same option box once again after saved/closed and reopened.


      Looking at file references also shows the above for each file too.


      This is now happening to every assembly that I open that has library parts/toobox parts on a server.

      This has only just started to happen.

      It happens on two different computers.



      Windows 7 64 bit

      Solidworks premium 2017 sp5



      Windows 7

      Solidworks 2017 professional sp5


      Hardware identical


      Windows server 2008 R2 Standard

      This server is only for Solidworks toolbox, library  and Workgroup PDM .nothing else is running on it.