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Solidworks being case sensitive when opening an assembly?

Question asked by P. Farnham on Feb 16, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 30, 2018 by David Nelson



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.