I have the file names for the sheets but cannot find one of them and the other I cannot move it to the sheet format file *.slddrt
If the formats were stored in the default install folder, they would probably have been overwritten or deleted during the upgrade.
Did you perform an actual upgrade, or a completely clean uninstall & install?
What do you mean by "and the other I cannot move it to the sheet format file *.slddrt" ?
I have the file, I just can't move them to the Sheet Format file where I can use them to make dwgs. The files all end in stddrt.
Can you explain, in detail, the steps you are doing to try and move them? That is what we are trying to understand. I am pretty sure once we understand what you are doing we can help get you headed on a better path.
I am not sure how this forum works. If I respond to one, do you all see it?
I really appreciate the help.
As I reponded to Mr. Guta;
I have the files. For example: C:\programdata\solidworks\sheetformat\valvecrafterc.slddrt.
Now how do I get the file to the sheet format file so I can select it when I make a dwg from a solid model?
Click on File > New and do you see any option to pick or start a new drawing??
Ray Wilhelm wrote: I am not sure how this forum works. If I respond to one, do you all see it?
Ray Wilhelm wrote:
Yes, your replies and our replies can be seen by anyone.
Yes, we all see the posts in a thread.
I think your issue is with the SolidWorks file paths. Go to Options > System Options > File Locations > Sheet Formats and set appropriately. Also look at your settings under Default Templates in the System Options. I recommend that you review the complete list of options under File Locations and set as needed.
One recomendation I have is to move your templates, formats, etc that you setup specific for the company to a network drive and not on your personal computer. You can use the System Options for File Locations and Default Templates to path to those network locations.
One benefit is all the employees can use the same templates, etc. Also you will not accidently over-write them when you do a SolidWorks upgrade.
The drive they are on should be backed up regularly so they are not lost in event of a hard drive failure.
Thank one and all for your help.
I contacted Go Engineer and they walked me thru it. Took about 5 minutes.
Did you tried to search for the file extension .slddrt on the hard drives?? Where they were located earlier.
I have the files. They all end in stddrt but I can't move them to the sheet format file so I can use them to make dwgs.
Make sure you are using template (search for *.prtdot, *.asmdot or *.drwdot) to create your files.
I don't need to create them. They already exists. For example: C:\programdata\solidworks\sheetformat\valvecrafterc.slddrt. Now how do I get this file into the sheet format selection table so that when i make a dwg from the solid model i have the file there to select?
Please set-up your system options
Direct the proper template locations and sheet format folders as shown
Either you can add another location or delete the existing location and add new one as per your folder where the slddrt files are located
Restart SW and try to create a new drawing and choose your sheet
Hope this works
My computer shows the file you refer to, to be just like you show & that file has all the standard formats. Now how do I add a file C:\programdata\solidworks\sheetformat\valvecrafterc.slddrt?
Maybe I am just to dense to understand.
In the screenshot that John posted, click the Add button and browse to that location (C:\programdata\solidworks\sheetformat). Make sure that it's showing in the "Folders:" box. Then that sheet format should show up in your sheet properties box. If it doesn't, close and re-open SW and try again
As explained in my previous post, you can delete the current folder and add a new one
Browse for the folder "C:\programdata\solidworks\sheetformat"
See this picture
This should work
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