When I open a new assembly, it opens a template asmdot. Any idea why?
It turns out that my template was saved as a part and the extension was manually renamed to .prtdot. I opened the part template, saved as a .prtdot, and all is good.
when you open a new file, SW will use a template for it. Not sure what's your question?
I was not aware. Also, any new SW file i open, part, drawing or assembly, it is trying to save it in the templates folder. The assembly only as template. Is that normal?
Ghazi Toutounji wrote: Hi Christian,I was not aware. Also, any new SW file i open, part, drawing or assembly, it is trying to save it in the templates folder. The assembly only as template. Is that normal?Thanks.
Ghazi Toutounji wrote:
Unless you use "saveas" as a *.dot file , new open file will not be saved back to template, and SW uses the last folder you save/open as a default folder
I guess you worked on the template folder so it's used as a default. Try to save or open from diff. folder then you will see
I tried to save to a different folder. Part and drawing is fine as it saves as sldprt and slddrw in the new folder but assembly always opens as dot and tries to save in the templates folder even if i saved in another folder. Attached is a screen shot of new assembly.
Check your File Location and default Template setting.
Attached are the settings.
Are the files still there?
Are those the template you want to use?
And you are using SW2017?
I don't use those templates. My templates are in another folder.
Ghazi Toutounji wrote: Hi Christian,I tried to save to a different folder. Part and drawing is fine as it saves as sldprt and slddrw in the new folder but assembly always opens as dot and tries to save in the templates folder even if i saved in another folder. Attached is a screen shot of new assembly.thanks.
Did you try to insert a component into the new assembly or just leave it as empty?
what next: did you try to save the assembly file? please capture a screenshot of the dialog box and post here. it's what I want to see
The files are there. I am assuming those are the templates to use? I am using SW2017.
Attached is the screen shot when saving after inserting.
When you start the assembly, did you use New or Open?
Ghazi Toutounji wrote: Hi Christian,Attached is the screen shot when saving after inserting.Thanks.
from your screen shot, it's obvious that You are opening a template file so when you use "saveAs", it's default to save the open file as a template assembly
If you use "new" to open assembly, it will save the open file as an *.asm file
Attached is screenshot of opening new assembly file. I press on Assembly and it opens template.
Ghazi Toutounji wrote: Hi Christian, Attached is screenshot of opening new assembly file. I press on Assembly and it opens template. Thanks
You seem go around in circle
1) if you use "new" to open a new assembly, SW will use template to open a new assembly file for you. if you want to save it, SW will save it as a *.asm file unless you choose diff. type such as *.dot file
2) if you use "open" to open a template assembly and it you want to save it, SW will save it as a *.dot (template file)
3) By default, SW will use the last folder you open or save file as a default when you save a file
I use new as you can see from the screenshot. I think, for now, I will use an existing assembly and save it to a different name.
You are saving your assembly as an ASSEMBLY TEMPLATE type (as you show at your purple color arrow) - NOT AN ASSEMBLY as I show below your image.
the directory you should save an assembly to should NOT be the directory for your template (only put templates in a Template directory).
It should be a different directory. AND the file extension should not be .asmdot - it should be .SLDASM as I show below.
Also, anytime I open a STEP file of an assembly, it opens it as asmdot and when I try saving it, a window comes up for every sub-assembly of this assembly telling it is read only ...etc. and to save it, which is very time consuming and did not happen before, where I used to save the assembly and it automatically saves all the sub-assemblies.
I have 4 versions of SW.
There is no template files in the folder you are using.
Try use the templates in "Tutotial".
I've recreated the problem.
Someone rename a SLDPRT file to PRTDOT.
I got the same [Read-only] on a new file.
To make your own template, you need to save as PRTDOT. Not rename the file.
Another thing: when I "Form new sub-assembly" from components in a main assembly, it creates the sub-assembly as asmdot.
Ghazi Toutounji wrote: Another thing: when I "Form new sub-assembly" from components in a main assembly, it creates the sub-assembly as asmdot.Thanks.
That shouldn't be happening. If you're on subscription I'd suggest contacting your VAR so they can track down the problem.
Thanks, Glenn. I am not on subscription unfortunately.
I am having the same issue with part models opening the template as a read-only part with the template filename (filename.prtdot) when I create a new part. I have logged the problem with my VAR and will post the resolution here. This issue popped up when I made new template files recently.
That was it. Fixed now. Thanks.
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