When I close part or assembly, Solidworks still "remember" the file. I can't delete file. It's possible if I close whole Solidworks.
How to "release" file without sw closing?
try opening a file is SW from a different folder
also, make certain that you do not have any of the parents of the file open in SW (such as higher level assemblies or drawings)
File->Reload. Check the box for "Read Only"
Edit: Ooops. This will release it enough to allow others to modify it, but it will not allow you to delete or rename.
I can delete, rename a file when its closed in SW.
If not, another file is using, referencing that file.
Is the file on network or PDM?
Frederick, I need to make a correction:
Frederick Law wrote: I can delete, rename a file when its closed in SW.If not, another file is using, referencing that file. Is the file on network or PDM?
Frederick Law wrote:
This file is on my local disk or network drive, not PDM.
The point is that you can have another part open that has references to the problematic file
Nope, just solidworks is still open, all files are closed.
Sometimes I have this problem with other programs. Even after closing them, the file cannot be deleted. It helps restart. I think it can be a system problem. Maybe it is supposed to be like this?
I've seen the same thing the OP is talking about as long as I've been using SW. I can close a file and try to delete the folder it was in, but it often doesn't let me until I shut down SW.
OP said can't delete file, not folder.
But you could be right.
Frederick Law wrote: OP said can't delete file, not folder.But you could be right.
It happens with deleting files also. That's why it won't let me delete a folder. It thinks a file in the folder is open.
Glenn Schroeder wrote: Frederick Law wrote: OP said can't delete file, not folder.But you could be right. It happens with deleting files also. That's why it won't let me delete a folder. It thinks a file in the folder is open.
Glenn Schroeder wrote:
Is that windows explorer or within Solidworks?
If you do it within Solidworks it will often let you delete files and folders that windows file explorer will not let you do. In SW press open file, don't open anything instead select and right click and delete stuff you don't want anymore.
I've had the same issue many times. I know it happens when the file is in the PDM and or if it is on a network non PDM. I can not say with 100% certainty whether it happens with local files or not, but I think that is also true.
I suspect it has something to do with memory and what SW let's go. SW also does not release things like all the GDI's and user object. You can get the "Low resource warning", shut down all the files and it will stay say it is using WAY more GDI's and User objects than it does if you shut it down and start it up again.
There was a Purge command in Pro/E.
Does this post help?
I have the same issue. Some day's I have to load an assembly that takes 20 min to open 4 times in a day because I can't replace an existing file with another file of the same name.
The combination of not using two files of the same name, and not releasing a file until the assembly is closed costs me about an hour a day.
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