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"Save as" of part/assembly parent not allowed when child assembly open

Question asked by Roy Martin on Mar 2, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 3, 2011 by Scott McFadden

I have been having a problem with SolidWorks 2010 ever since it was installed late last year.

Namely, every time I try to save as a part or assembly that are used in another assembly which is open nothing happens. i.e. I click on the icon and nothing happens, no error message, just nothing.  The icon is not grayed out either.


Now through experimentation, I have found that if I close the assembly that uses the other part or assembly, I can now use the save as command.


Is there some obscure switch or tag I have to hit to activate this or disable whatever is preventing this?  I have reset the options to factory default with no result.


Or do I simply need to reinstall SolidWorks?


By the way I am using Solidworks Premium 2010 SP5.0


Thanks for any answers,


Roy Martin