3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 15, 2018 3:47 PM by Tom Sowers

    How to Close the journal file pop up window

    Tom Sowers

      I am purposefully trying to open multiple instances of Solidworks.  I need a way to close the Journal file is not availible pop up window programmatically.  Currently if I add a break point and manually close this pop up the rest of my commands execute fine, otherwise I get exceptions.  I am using the method in this post https://forum.solidworks.com/message/258451#comment-258451 to start the multiple processes.  I am working in C#.

        • Re: How to Close the journal file pop up window
          Josh Brady

          Prolly what yer gonna hafta do is programatically edit the registriy prior to opening SW. 

          Edit the key

          HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SolidWorks\SOLIDWORKS 2018\ExtReferences: SolidWorks Journal Folders.  Have it point to some random location that has write access.  Open SW, then change the key back to what it was.  SW only reads the registry when opening, and (at least it used to) only writes to the registry during a successful shutdown (as anyone can tell you whose customized a toolbar and then crashed SW).