Has anyone been plagued by Failed to Save Document errors?
My files are saved locally. But this nasty intermittent bug pops up even though I have changed PC's.
Assuming you're working on a part or assembly with configurations, the most common trick is to cycle through the configurations, then try to save again.
Or try the forum search and see what you can dig up, search functions well now.
I've had it randomly since I started using 2k9 (sp2.1). I'll have to try Mark's sugestion, if I remember nothing seemed to work except closing everthing, yes loosing any unsaved date - which is where the problem started.
One well known, repeatable cause of this error is creating a chamfer while editing a part in the context of an assembly. Suppressing the chamfer temporarily will aloow the save to succeed.
This is one of those ugly bugs. Here are some troubleshooting ideas out of the SW knowledge base:
Solution ID: S-021765
Where do I check and specify the location solidworks journal file location?
It should be located in: C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\SolidWorks\SolidWorks <version>
But you can change it with a simple reg hack (c'mon SW make this a file location!)
From the Help:
"You can change the location by changing the value of the SolidWorks Journal Folders variable in the registry. This variable is located in HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > SolidWorks > SolidWorks <version> > ExtReferences."
this is one of my favorite 'error' messages (see other thread). what i REALLY like about it, is it doesn't tell you what file didn't save!!! i have had instances where i go to save a drawing of an assembly, and get this message, but the drawing saves, and the assembly saves... but you still get the error... which means , i guess, is that one of the parts didn't save, but which one....
oh, and i've always liked the solution... 'turn your anti-virus off..."
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