I retrieved parts from different folders for an assembly that I've been working on. All the files work fine but one appears to be missing when I try to open the assembly. I'm not sure why. I compiled all the parts to one folder.
SW still think the file is in another folder.
Open the assembly and replace/resolve it to the file in new folder.
After that, take a look at Files -> Find Reference.
Make sure all files are in folders you want.
I tried but the message I get is "You cannot replace a component with another of the same name"
Open up the component first then open the assembly. Rebuild and save.
Just tried. The component doesn't open.
Close everything, do not save.
Start SW. open the component.
Does it open?
If the component can't be opened separately, it has probably become corrupt.
If so, how do I reverse it?
When I try to open the component in my folder, it has missing parts.
Can you find missing parts in other folder?
Not knowing what you have done.
You might have combined folders with files using same file name.
Do they have same file name as other parts?
The two files are the same name but in different folders. One opens the other doesn't
Lets start from the beginning. So we won't misdirect you and cause some file lost.
What are you trying to do?
I put all the parts of the assembly that I'm working on in the a new folder. When I try to open the assembly, all the parts open except one. That one file only opens in its original location. That's what I need assistance with.
Any warning of file being overwrite when you copy the files to new folder?
Are you copying all files from different folders into a new folder?
Or you are copying all files with folders into a new folder?
Did you copy the files or move the files?
Are all the parts you copied completely separate of each other, or are there leftover relations from old assemblies or layouts where the parts have previously been used?
Matt Calzone schrieb: The two files are the same name but in different folders. One opens the other doesn't
Matt Calzone schrieb:
That's not good. You can't load to (different) files with the same name into your RAM. And you can't store two different files with the same name into one directory.
So you'll have to clean this up in advance! (And never do this again!) No duplicate names anymore!
You can also do a pack and go next time, and save the zip file condensed to one folder.
Option 1 (Selecting where the file is located):
1. Open SW.
2. Go to "Open".
3. Navigate to the assembly, only select the file but DO NOT open it.
4. Bottom right corner above the "Quick Filters" selection is a "References..." box. Select this box.
5. Find the file in question and double click on the "In Folder" location. (This will open another window where you can then select the folder where the file in question is located).
6. Navigate to where the file is located then click the "Select Folder" in the lower right corner. (this locate the file in the folder you selected).
7. Select "OK".
8. Open the assembly.
Option 2 (Selecting the file):
5. Double click on the "Name" of the file in question.
6. In the pop up window navigate to where the file is located and select the file in question. Then select "Open".
I'm not familiar with pack and go. How does it work? What benefit does it have?
Copying different files into a new folder.
Matt Calzone wrote: I'm not familiar with pack and go. How does it work? What benefit does it have?
Matt Calzone wrote:
It will copy a parent drawing or assembly, and all its referenced files, into a new location. It likely would have worked well for you. See How can I create a new Assembly or Drawing similar to an existing one? for more information.
Matt Calzone wrote: I tried but the message I get is "You cannot replace a component with another of the same name"
This tells me that you have two different components with the same name. Try opening the one component you want and then open the assembly.
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