I'm trying create a tubing profile and I got this error message. It's blocking me from moving forward with the profile.
Got it ! ! Finally. Go Engineering on UT. www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvTBUPOOjO0
Thank you to Glenn and the Professor for the effort to help me solve this headache.
I tryed a second time, now I got this message. Not sure what it means ?
See What's wrong with my new weldment profile sketch? for more information.
That came to mind after I posted this. I'll have to double check if I had the sketch selected.
Thanks for the response.
The attached is my notes for creating a custom profile.
Might be of use.
Attached ? Professor ? I'm not seeing it ?
To see Attachments you can't simply click on the bell notification - you must go to the original thread.
When I click on it, it shows up as a screenshot of the section of the tread. ? Nothing to open
Are you clicking on the original thread response Attachment
are you clicking on the screenshot that I posted to show that the file was attached?
Ok I found the file but when I tried to open it, I got a message from Microsoft telling me I have to agree to or open some kind of account in order to view the file. Since I don't understand why or what this is about I did not see the complete file.
But thank you for trying.
I will assume you do not have microsoft word installed on your computer or an earlier version. Probably was asking you to install Microsoft Office 365. I hope J. Mather does not mind that I converted his doc into a PDF.
Is there a PDF attached to your response ? I'm not seeing it. I have MS Office, I think it's 2010. Is that too old ?
Also, I just tried to create another custom profile. This time I'm getting this error message:
What is it trying to tell me ?
From that error message it would appear that you are not following instructions to create custom folder structure.
Ok Professor, I read your attachment. The problem I'm having is that SW is not allowing me to create the file. That's when the error message pops up.
Why would it tell me I don't have "permission to save in this location" "Contact the administrator" ?
F. Leatin wrote:Why would it tell me I don't have "permission to save in this location" "Contact the administrator" ?
F. Leatin wrote:
What did Glenn Schroeder write as Point #1? (The first sentence, the second sentence is irrelevant if you follow his advise in the first sentence.)
Glenn Schroeder wrote: I'd advise against saving weldment profiles in your SW installation folders. If you put them there you'll likely lose them when you upgrade to a newer version.Did you have the sketch selected when you tried to save as library part? See What's wrong with my new weldment profile sketch? for more information.
Glenn Schroeder wrote:
I'd advise against saving weldment profiles in your SW installation folders. If you put them there you'll likely lose them when you upgrade to a newer version.
Glenn, to answer your 1st point, I do not know what a "SW installation folder" is. And I'm using the Student version which in non-up gradeable. So I'm not worried about losing the file. If I ever do I will just remake another. Right now my concern is to learn how to make a custom profile and store it where it can be used in sketches.
To answer your second point yes the sketch was selected at the start of the process.
The screen shot below tells that I have the path set right before clicking save. Then I get the error message.
A SW installation folder is one that was installed on your hard drive when you installed Solidworks. If the file path contains "Program Files > SOLIDWORKS Corp > SOLIDWORKS," like your screenshot shows, then it's in your SW installation folder.
And, again, I advise not saving your .sldlfp files there. Especially if you're getting an error when trying to. If it will let you, and you insist on ignoring my advice, go ahead and save it there, and see if you get an error when trying to use it in the Structural Member function in a Part file.
In the document that I attached earlier I laid out a process of creating three folders for the purpose of a custom library.
The second screenshot in this thread is the error message I'm getting when I try to save it. Meaning it's not letting me save it. It's telling me I need to contact the "Admin" (who ever that is?) for permission. I've watched a number of video's and all are about the same, no problems with them. That's why I'm thinking that my Student v. is got a block maybe.
So then what can I do to have a custom profile available to use ? What are my options ?
Read the document that I attached.
Create the the folders.
I have. 4 times. I'm not real clear on what your saying. Below is what I created. When I bring up Structural weldments I find nothing.
Right click on the top level folder.
Select Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder.
Attach the resulting *.zip file here.
That blog post I linked to way back at the top of this Discussion details the folder structure needed to use the weldment features. Please review it.
I've read your instruction post. It leaves more questions then answers :
I've achieved the "Green L". But the sketch is still not showing up.
Glenn Schroeder wrote:check the folder you're pointing to at Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations > weldment profiles.
check the folder you're pointing to at Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations > weldment profiles.
My three S.S. shows my results of "File Locations". Are they correct ?
I've watched 5 video's showing different ways of installing custom profiles, they all work but none of them get the error message.
Your instruction is the technical language that could be simplified.
Glenn Schroeder wrote: That blog post I linked to way back at the top of this Discussion details the folder structure needed to use the weldment features. Please review it.
Just to add.
A key to making sure you can find a drawing again it to save it in a manner that makes sense. While at school I saved mine twice once to the location the school gave me for these files and just in case a thumb drive that I still have.
Setting up folders. I broke mine down by class and then by assignment. Makes it real easy to find.
Helped to many folks that did not save it this way(they stored it on the computer they were using) most had to start all over cause this school at the end of the day when machines are shut down any information saved to that computer was lost.
Retrieving data ...