I have both SW 2010 and SW2012 on my computer. I opened SW 2010 and tried to start a new document a couple of days ago, but all of my templates are now SW2012, and I believe that's the same error message that I got. Could yours be a similar situation?
I have to ask, because this is not my computer, but I don't think that old files are overwritten by the newer.
Have a look at second screen - there is no drawing tab - brrr.
Actually, unless you set up your folder structure differently, SolidWorks does overwrite your old templates with the new ones. Or at least they did through SW2010, which is all the further I have gotten.
Yeah, it looks like your template files have been upgraded.
If you want to test this thoery, try opening one of them. If it's been updated to a newer version, you'll get an error that says 'cannot open file. future version' or something similar.
Solidworks does keep a set of default tempaltes in the installation directory that you can use. All you have to do is go into system options, and add a new template location. Browse to an empty folder and Solidworks will copy the stock templates to this location.
that'll atleast give you a better idea of what's causing your problem.
Thanks for all reply.
Problem was the SWPA license, there is no drawings functionality.