solid works is reformatting on me any suggestions
In what sense it is reformatting on you???
it keeps wiping all of my settings and erasing templates i create it happens randomly everything will be fine for a week or two the i open it and its all gone i have to start over
That's something fishy and might be a bad registry also. Can you quickly do a reinstall.
Also after you set up things, use copy setting wizard to keep a copy of your setting and run the reg files it create to avoid time wasted in resetting. And till that time someone may find the right button you might have to press to resolve the issue.
Also report this to your VAR
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