This error happens when I try but only after deleting a specific sketch in the feature tree. Not a big problem since I can just leave the sketch there, but I was just wondering about it.
Parts can become corrupted if collisions occur while they're saved over a network. It's one of the reasons that it's generally recommende that you work locally on a file.
things you can do to recover the file include:
-saving it to your local machine
-inserting it into a new part document and with the 'insert features into model' checkbox populated, breaking the external references.
Give one of these a try.
We are on EPDM, so it is saving it locally. I also tried saving to the desktop, same error though. The problem is tied to a specific sketch, that if deleted, will cause the error. I'm just leaving the unused sketch in the part, but I want to know when there are bugs like this (or whatever it is) if there's a workaround because I may not be so lucky next time!
Did you solve this problem??? Same error to me, sometimes with an sketch, sometimes with an operation i want to delete.
If you have the answer please share it!
Exact same issue here. I can do anything except delete one particular sketch. Can modify the sketch etc., but as soon as it's deleted from the tree the file wont save. None of the usual corrupt file tricks (save as, copying etc.) seem to help.
I had this (by 'this', I mean total meaningless message that is completely usless - rage!!) pop up immediatly from creating a new configuration. Panic. I had spent over a day just contraining all the parts.
I had just linked the config with display (not sure if this is relevant)
Found this 5 Tricks To Tackle the SolidWorks “Failed To Save Document” Error Message - SolidSmack -
Deleted all configs - annoying, but no real biggy.
Problem gone. Not sure if this is for everyone, but it could work for someone.
The ability to link display states to configurations in Sldwks was always problematic: my understanding is that it was only ever included as a transitional tool to rescue models by pre-existing users who, prior to the display state facility being available, had no choice but to control "hide/show" and other display characteristics using configurations.
It's always been flaky and kludgy, and (in our experience) can cause problems including the sort you encountered, hence best avoided. We spend many "happy" hours running through all the configurations and turning it off in models we inherit from others. We then have to go back and delete all the extraneous display states - sometimes running into many dozens - which users have inadvertently created over time, because this "facility" had remained switched on in that model.
Same thing is happening to me. Attached is a standalone, not-complex, part where you will get the error "An unknown error occurred while accessing..." after you delete "Sketch26" and try to "Save" or "Save As".
This shouldn't be considered a solution, but you can circumvent this by deleting specific elements, and then recreating them. FYI "Sketch26" used to be used in the model, but isn't used by any features any more.
The steps are:delete "Sketch26" and "Sweep7"
adjust "Cut-Extrude3" to cut the correct body.
re-create "Combine1" (which will be automatically deleted when you delete "Sweep7")
The model is now the same as before, but with "Sketch26" deleted, and will properly save.
Also interestingly enough re-creating "Sketch26" and re-including the helix it formed in "Sweep7" can re-create the problem after its been fixed.
I'm on Windows 10, SolidWorks 2017 service pack 2.0
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