When you try to open a file and there are missing parts you are asked to browse or cancel. When there are a lot of missing parts, it gets tedious to have to hit cancel over and over. Is there a button that will just suppresses them instead.
When you get that box there should be a check box that says something like "Do this for all missing components." Do you not get that?
Glenn Schroeder wrote: When you get that box there should be a check box that says something like "Do this for all missing components." Do you not get that?
Glenn Schroeder wrote:
I think it depends on version... Didn't it used to be "Don't ask again"... And before that you just hadda keep on clickin'?
No I don't. Attached is what I get.
Matt Calzone wrote: No I don't. Attached is what I get.
Matt Calzone wrote:
The "Browse or cancel" one. Not the "Open" dialog.
you can get creative with your search paths, if a lot of the missing files are in one location.
The image I posted is what I get. Not browse or cancel. I don't have that option.
Matt Calzone wrote: The image I posted is what I get. Not browse or cancel. I don't have that option.
Do you have this checkbox? If so, check it.
No, I don't have it checked.
Matt Calzone wrote: No, I don't have it checked.
Just to clarify, if that message is there, then it means that at some time you've dismissed that message (clicked in the box that says something like "Don't ask me again ever"). If you'll check the box then that message will disappear from that list, and will again show up in the correct circumstances.
So did you check it? If yes, then you should get the message the next time your Assembly can't find dependent files, and you should see the box that says something like "Do this for all instances."
I don't recall ever dismissing that message. I don't want to keep clicking cancel every time a file is missing.
Matt Calzone wrote: I don't recall ever dismissing that message. I don't want to keep clicking cancel every time a file is missing.
If it was in that list in Options that Josh posted, then you dismissed it at some point.
But the message continues to appear.
Matt Calzone wrote: But the message continues to appear.
Where? In the Options dialog box, or when you try to open an Assembly with lost references?
When I try to open an Assembly with lost references.
Please post a screenshot of that dialog box when you have multiple missing references.
pleas post that screen shot that Glenn asked for.
Next why are you having this problem. Is there a file management thing going on? Renaming folders, or moving them has been a bad idea.
If that is the case that files have been moved and just need to be reattached i think that adding folders to search for missing files can be added in the options.
I don't have much here cause the file paths at this work place have been set in stone and if we don't put files in the right place we are not here for long.
This kind of worked for me back in 2012, when i would open stuff that was missing files or sw could not find parts. I added the folders here, so if the part was not in the main assembly folder, I think that it would look in the next folder. Just be sure to add the order you want to have SolidWorks search for the parts.
It's in this post already but I attached it again.
Sorry, please clarify. Have you tried checking that box? You never said you checked it, and indeed sounded like you said "F you, I'm not going to check it." I told you to check it. Check it. Check that box and then try it again.
Matt Calzone wrote: It's in this post already but I attached it again.
Not that one. Instead of opening the Assembly by going to File > Open, go to the folder where the file is saved and double-click on it to open it. Do you get the dialog box shown below from Josh Brady's post Monday?
The problem is, the file opens without me clicking anything. It's automatic.
Can you post a screenshot of what happens right after you try to open the initial assembly that has the missing parts?
Can you post a screenshot of your Messages / Errors / Warnings list so we can see if there are any other ones in there that might be tripping it up?
Have you contacted your VAR?
Since there isn't a pop up that asks what you want to do, one of the options being exactly what your question is asking, it seems as though Josh Brady has your fix. For peace of mind, can you check that you have that box checked in the System Options - Messages/Errors/Warnings?
Or at least that the highlighted message isn't in there?
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