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Can Templates be Accessed from Within SolidWorks?

Question asked by Brian Dalton on Sep 12, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 13, 2011 by Brian Dalton

We have 3 different numbering systems for different types of design items (Tooling, Product, Purchased) and each type needs to go into its own folder in the vault.  I can handle this situation well using Templates, but it seems that they are only accessible from the Windows Explorer interface.  My users would like to be able to create new files from within Solidworks as well (using File->New) they way they always have.  The problem there is that SW can only be pointing to one 'Serial Number' at a time, so there is no way to specify that a part is tooling or product or purchased when creating or saving it from within SW.

 

If there is a way to add menu items to the SW file menu that activate the EPDM templates I've created, that would solve my problem, but so far I haven't been able to find one.

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