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Solidworks 2018 fail. Don't prompt to save read-only files (Discard Changes)

Question asked by Jacob Cone on May 1, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 17, 2018 by Victor Frauenfeld

We upgraded to 2018 last week, and now under external references settings, the Don't prompt to save read-only files (Discard Changes) button no longer works. When you go to save a copy, you will get any sub-assembly asking you to save that you don't want to save/change. This seems to be related to the versions of the files being on 2017. IT is completely frustrating to have to cancel out of a million save windows to save copies now. I know there is a script that you can run to update all files, but that will take multiple computers for multiple hours! Quite a disruption!. Anyone found a quick fix for this?