I wasn't paying attention to what I was deleting and deleted the hex nut folder so now all the parts are gone and it can't find the part when I go to drag it from the toolbox. Is there a way to reinstall the part. All help appreciated.
Welcome to the forum. This may be a stupid question, but have you checked your recycle bin to see if it's there so you could move it back?
I've done this as well. Is your hardware located on a server or on your local machine?
If it's on a server, you may be able to right-click the parent folder of the part and choose Restore Previous Versions, from there you can open a previous version of the folder and copy the part from it back into the folder on the server where it belongs. Alternatively, you might be able to go to your local C:\SolidWorks Data\Browser\<folder containing part file) and find the part file, copy it from there to your server.
If it's on your local PC, check the recycle bin if you haven't. You might also be able to do a repair of the installation from the Control Panel >> Add/Remove Programs and that will replace the missing part. I would back-up your C:\SolidWorks Data folder before doing this approach just in case it changes your data somehow. I know repair will rebuild the entire SolidWorks Data folder and I asume it'll do missing parts as well.
OK, if you goto the Solidworks CD or the administrative image that you used to install Solidworks, there's a folder called toolbox that contains zip files of each of the part standards. You can get a copy of the hex_nut from there.
Now, this is a factory version so it doesn't have any configuration data or custom size data.. HOw you handle getting that information back into your assemblies depends on the version of Solidworks taht you're running.
So, tell us about that.
Thank you all for your quick responses and sorry for my late response. We were able to just copy and paste the folder from another computer on the network server. So I won't be doing that again.
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