This is really annoying. I have certain drawings, that when I open them, Photoshop launches.
I try to close the program and it just relaunces. I have requested help before but no one has been
able to help me.
Seems like your file associations are messed up. This can happen from a poorly designed program installation routine and some other way. It may have happened if you used PhotoShop to create a PDF of the file and you're looking at the wrong file.
Open the directory where the file in question is located and click Tools-Folder Options-File Types, then scroll the listing to show the extension of the file in question. All SolidWorks type files will show as SoildWorks registered or associated. I would guess your file will show PhotoShop.
You can change that back to SolidWorks. Scroll to and highlight the correct File Type and use the Change button to change the association to SW.
My drawing opens in Solidworks but Photoshop opens in the background. By "open the directory" you mean open windows exployer?
I found folder options but do not see file types.
Perhaps it's not that clear, in my experience it is done from a open directory or Explorer. It can also be done from the Control Panel.
File types will be a tab at the top. If it's not there you may be on a network supervised PC of sorts and you cannot make those changes.
My guess is now that your drawing has a PhotoShop image internal to the slddwg. This behaviour I'm not familiar with though.
Could you post the affected files?
There is no File Types Tab. How do you post files? I don't see an upload or attachment button.
Christie Buresh wrote: How do you post files?
Christie Buresh wrote:
How do you post files?
Click on "Use advanced editor" at top right.
After you hit "reply", select the "Use advanced editor" link in the upper right. This will allow you to attach a file.
See you next week at the North Texas SolidWorks User Group meeting.
Thanks, guys! Here are the files.
Bernie, this changes with windows vista or 7 I think. It's in control panel>default programs>associate file types....
I don't think it's a file association issue. Christie is opening the files directly from SolidWorks.
I agree, I had suggested earlier that there was a PhotoShop image within the .slddwg file. I don't have any experience with that possibility but somewhat confirmed by your own findings of strange behaviour.
I did have a friend that this occured on a regular basis with PDF files. I asked for a screenshot and noticed that no file icons were visible. A simple scroll in that window solved the selection issues and we both had a good laugh.
It sounds like your default program to open SolidWorks files got changed to Photoshop.
This is a Windows issue and is not caused by SolidWorks. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.
By the way, the files open just fine on my computer and I do not have Photoshop.
I have a bad feeling you're gonna have to uninstall and re-install one or possibly both of these applications.
This is what I see...I am using solidworkds to open my files.
Do all of the problem files contain the logo in the title block? I see some strange behavior on some of the drawing sheets with regard to the logo (disappearing, reappearing, etc.).
If you have other drawings that contain the same logo, and they are working okay, it's time to send this set of files to your reseller.
This only happens when I open a drawing. It's not all drawings. I haven't found a pattern to the madness.
The logo is on all of our drawings. I do see it disappear or shift locations occasionally, but as soon as I hit
rebuild or reload the template, it seems to fix it. I do have other drawings with this logo, that open just fine, without
opening Photoshop. I have this issue with probably a hand full of drawings.
Thanks, I'll give them a call.
I did reload all of my templates for each page and now SW is no longer launching Photoshop!
Not sure what it was about the original template. Thanks for helping me solve todays SW mystery!
:O) I'll probably send to my reseller, just to have a better understanding of what is causing this.
I am having a similar issue and stumbled across your post. What I believe has happened in your situation, is that you may have inserted into your drawing template / sheet format a file associated with Photoshop. i.e jpeg, .psd etc.
I know from experience (learnt the hard way) that when you place any such file into solidworks, it has an option to 'link'. If this option is enabled and each time you open the sldprt/slddrw file, it will auto open the program that the inserted file is associated with.
I hope that this may shed some light on why this has happened. But good to know that reloading the sheets solves the problem.
Image attached for your reference.
Well, I say it fixed things but I am still having the same issue. Can I unlink it as a SW setting or do I have to recreate the template?
You have been the only person to seem to have an answer for me. My company logo probably the problem.
Have you tried replacing the image with a file exported to bmp so the file does not have the reference to PhotoShop?
I haven't tried this yet. I was hoping it was a setting instead of having to replace the template
on all of my drawings, which could take forever to get rid of the problem.
Are you able to open the sheet format file where the image has been placed. From there you can delete the image and re-insert it without the 'link' box ticked. Once done you could re-save the 'sheet format file' plus the template file and this should update across all drawings referencing this sheet format and template.
I'm suggesting this fix on the assumption that you're experiencing this problem across different drawings that are using the same template and sheet format files. However if this problem is happening across many different templates and sheet formats, this fix may only be the tip of the iceberg and the issue could be far deeper then what I have discussed.
I'm experiencing the same issue with a part file. When the I open the part file, Adobe PS opens automatically and continues to re-open even when I close it. I can’t see any visible links between the part model and PS which is making the problem all the more difficult to resolve. If I can get this resolved, I will post ASAP and hope that it may assist.
Oh, I was not aware that my drawing would update with a revised template. I thought I had
to go into each drawing and reload or replace the template in order for the template to be revised.
I do believe you are on the right trail. I don't have access to change our template but am instructing
the one in charge of this. He said he'd get to it later this week. I'll keep you posted. Thanks.
I do not believe your previously-made drawings will be updated with the new template info. I am pretty sure that the changes will only affect newly-made documents.
Thanks, Jeff. That's kinda what I thought.
Agreed old files do not automatically pull in the latest sheet format. However, it should be automatable with task scheduler. You'd need to record a simple macro of the sheet template update. Then run the macro through the 'run custom task' utility.
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