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Plethora of "The file being modified is not checked out in Solidworks PDM" messages

Question asked by Dave Adams on Feb 7, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 17, 2018 by Peter Anthony

I'm working on a highly configurable assembly (36 Configs as of the latest count) that makes use of various pieces of OEM equipment most of which we get from suppliers. The models are big and the need to show all of the configurations in one model is driven by document control rules we have in place.


When I save my upper-level assemblies (or drawings of them) in SW2011 I am getting dozens, and at the very top level, hundreds of message windows that say the following:


"The file being modified is not checked out in Solidworks PDM.
To have the modifications applied on this file, please echeck it out.

[] Do not show this message again



The files I'm getting the messages for have not been touched. I think I'm getting the messages because they're checked into PDM under an older version of SW, and SW has to update them when it opens them. By the way, I've tried checking the "Do not show this message again". It does not work. I get the exact same set of dialog boxes when I do this operation twice in a row. If the dialog worked I should not get any the second time I save the parent.


If the "Do not show..." dialog did happen to work it would be nice if you didn't have to manually move the cursor back and forth between the "Do not show..." box and the "OK" icon. Why can't I just hit "Enter" for "OK"? One time I tried this and it took me about 45 minutes to do a simple save. Needless to say I no longer bother with the "Do not Show..." button.


Sorry to vent but I find this really frustrating. Anyone have a solution?