is there any way to make solid works automatically reload and update sheet formats with out having to go into properties and selecting the format and telling it to reload
hey thanks the propagator works good for what i need to do but you would think with what we pay for solid works that would be something that could be done from inside solid works
After changing the sheet format (.slddrt) did you also save the drawing template (.drwdot) ?
There are several "Template Update" utilities/macros around. See http://eng-tips.com/faqs.cfm?fid=1429 for a list.
I can recommend Propagator from personal use.
yes it has all been saved correctly the problem is that we had to make some changes in the places that all the templates are stored in so that every one who is using SolidWorks can get the same information and now when I open old files that have not been updated in awhile I have to add extra work by going into properties and telling it where to look and the close it and open properties again to tell it to reload
Propagator (and others) can update the templates en masse. The free version is limited to (I think) 5 documents at a time, but the purchased version does not have that limit. Try the free version to test if it is suitable for your needs.
If you say that a bit louder someone at SolidWorks might hear & take note.
Submit an ER for that function to be added, and if you are issued an SPR number, post it here for others to vote on.
I don't know of anything, unless one of the macros template mentions above will do it.
You could probably record a macro to do it.
We usually just have to update when we open each file.
In the world of automatic updating with parametrics, it would seem this would be easy to incorporate into the software.
But I'm not a programmer so I don't really know what problems it presents..
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