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Cannot create assembly, please help

Question asked by Damon Sisk on May 20, 2011
Latest reply on May 20, 2011 by Kelvin Lamport

I've used Solidworks for several years and have never encountered this problem.

 

I cannot create or even open assembly files.  When I try to open an assembly, an error message says 'Can't open C:\Documents and Settings\Damon.Sisk\Desktop\Pool Table.SLDASM.  The system could not recognize this file.'

 

I also cannot create drawing files, but I have none to try opening.  I'm working a contract job and don't have access to my previous work.

 

I think it is an installation problem, because SW2008 was just installed on my machine yesterday (fresh install), and the assembly and drawing icons are grayed out (see attached image).

 

I copied two .asmdot and two .drwdot files I found to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SolidWorks\SolidWorks 2008\templates

but that did not fix it, even after restarting SW.

 

Any ideas?

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