On WinXP while specifying a document to open inside of SW you
can choose which configuration you want to open up to, or simply
view what configurations are in the document. Next to the
configuration name in XP it will also display inside of quotes the
We also have a Vista machine here, and it is not displaying the
configuration descriptions anymore. Is there a way to enable this
functionality inside of Vista/SW?
This is a limitation in the SolidWorks on Vista interface that we
are looking into as SPR#341928. Unfortunately, there is no
workaround, but we hope to have a solution in a future service pack
or major version depending on the complexity of the solution.