SWX 2010 on Windows 7 32x. I open SWX and launch a file. Then with SWX running, I double-click another SWX file and it starts another instances of SWX. How to do I stop SWX from opening multiple instances?
Open the files through the program and not through windows explorer (if that is what you are doing).
I guess I should have been more specific. I cannot recreate this behavior on Win 7 x64 or on XP workstations. Right now it is only happened to one user and he is on Win 7 x32. He's already been advised to use File > Open, but old habits die hard. I was hoping there was a setting to control this, but could not find it in the Help files.
None that I know of… there are several "switches" I'd like to see added.
I have not seen that happen on anything here so I'm going to say that something is not right. But I have also not had SW loaded on Win 7 yet either so I don't ahve a good answer for you.
I'm on Windows 7, x64 and that happens to me all the time with a non-native format of SolidWorks. The last couple of days it's plagued me when opening parasolid formats. It's not a file association thing, since Windows knows to open the file in SolidWorks. But older versions (with XP) used to be smart enough to open within the already-opened application--not so with my present machine and installation.
I've read of that happening when multiple versions of SW are installed.
I've got v2009 and v2010 installed. But I like 2010 (features, stability) more than v2009 on this system--would be nice to move to only one. I believe I've got some gremlins in the system now with v2009--a few odd things once in a while.
I have SW2006 and SW2010 loaded and sometimes when I have SW2006 opened and I double click a file in my work directory it'll open SW2010.
Whoa--that's dangerous. If you didn't notice the future version open, you could lose your files from v2006 forever!
LOL (damn, I thought I'd never use that) I did think about doing that and pleading igorance. Rats, we have to upgrade to SW2010 now
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