Why does Solidworks save a drawing to a sldasm. file instead of a slddrw. file, and CAN I CHANGE IT ?
It's a bit of a pain when sorting or grouping files.
Thanks in advance.
I have never seen a dwg save as an assy. There's no option for that.
Can you share a screenshot?
I save fie as a part, but solidworks gives it a sdlasm. extension ?
assuming these are the files you are having issues with, this looks more like a windows issue of thinking the .slddrw files are somehow assemblies. NOT a SW issue...
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Why does Solidworks save a drawing to a sldasm. file instead of a slddrw. file, and CAN I CHANGE IT ?It's a bit of a pain when sorting or grouping files.Thanks in advance.
Please share your screenshot. I don't see any option which a 2D dwg can be saved as assembly? see mine below
That's the problem, I don't choose to save as an assembly, solidworks does it automatically.
I have the same option list as you.
Something else is going on. I have never seen or heard of this happening. Can you show a screenshot of the dwg indicating it's an assy? I can't tell be your previous screenshot.
Screen shot with file types showm
As you see all is OK! These are drawing files SLDDRW:
I agree they are SLDDWG. files , but the are in the SLDASM. folder ?
There is no SLDDWG folder
SolidWorks DWR files places a default in the folder where the part or assembly shown in the drawing is.
Your registry likely has issues.
When Windows sees a file extension, it looks in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT to see what it knows about that type of file. Here's what your registry should show for .slddrw:
That "SldDraw.Document" points to another registry key a bit further down:
The text in this key should say "SOLIDWORKS Drawing Document" as shown above. This text string is how Windows sorts the files when you select to arrange by "type" in Windows Explorer
My guess is that somehow either that first key points to "SldAssem.Document", or the text in the second one says "SOLIDWORKS Assembly Document".
I really hesitate to recommend registry editing to a person who doesn't display file extensions, but this is probably your best shot without reinstalling.
Thanks for the reply, it looks like you're onto it, I have tried repairing SW, that did nothing, but as you suggest, I am very hesitant to mess with the registry, I'll just persevere with it for now, maybe get someone to look at it later.
And thank you all for your replies.
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