6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 4, 2018 5:22 PM by Nhat MAI

    File Extension

    Nhat MAI

      Hello Everyone,

       

      We just upgraded to SolidWorks PDM 2017 SP5 from SP2. For some reason, the file extension for CAD models are showing but not other file types like PDF and jpeg. Does anyone know what is going on? Is there a way to hide the file extension for CAD files again. Any input would be helpful. Thank you.

       

      Sincerely,

       

      Nhat Mai

        • Re: File Extension
          Aleksander Ksiezopolski

          Please restart your PC and check againg. How is it looking outside the Vault?

           

          Best regards

          Alek

          • Re: File Extension
            Sam Sam

            At first it is necessary to try to restore Files Associations in the SolidWorks settings (File Explorer). And to reboot. If the result is not - there are some more options.

            • Re: File Extension
              Solid Air

              Probably too obvious.  What are your folder options set to; is this checked on your computer?

               

                • Re: File Extension
                  Sam Sam

                  There were cases when it is impossible to change the program of opening / viewing of files by default.

                  In such situations if to try to change the program by default of SolidWork to EDrawing - settings of the user will not remain. Even after an output from vault or restart of system.

                  It is possible to try to change the program for opening of files, and then to return it back.

                  It is better to make it out of PDM, set folder option as told "Solid Air" and to click Apply to Folders.

                    • Re: File Extension
                      Nhat MAI

                      EPDM4.png

                       

                      Thank you for everyone input but the problem remains. The hidden option was already checked. That is why the pdf file extension was hidden. This seems to be a PDM issue. Other folders not inside PDM does not have this issue.

                        • Re: File Extension
                          Nhat MAI

                          Hello everyone,

                           

                          I was able to solve the problem. I ran SOLIDWORKS 2017 SP05 setup to repair the installation for SolidWorks and that seem to have fixed the problem. SolidWorks worked just fine and everything seemed normal but I guessed the registry got messed up during installation. This problem only occured on PC installed with SolidWorks. Thank you everyone for your input.

                           

                          From,

                           

                          Nhat Mai