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How to force Solidworks to save the assembly when saving virtual/internal parts?

Question asked by Fadl Abdellatif on Jul 24, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 26, 2015 by Ron Chappell

Is there a way to make sure Solidworks saves the assembly file when pressing the save button while editing a virtual (internal) part or sub-assembly?


Here is a scenario: An assembly file contains multiple sub-assemblies each consisting of multiple parts. All these sub-assemblies and parts are virtual and internally saved, meaning the top-level assembly file is self-contained and doesn't contain or reference any externally saved files. If you open any part within the main assembly or any sub-assembly in a new window and start working on it, it doesn't matter how many times you save the part because SolidWorks won't actually save the assembly file which contains the virtual part. Therefore if SolidWorks crashes, all changes are lost unless you were actually navigating back to the assembly and saving there every time you wanted to save. This is time consuming and cumbersome. Is there a way to force SolidWokrs to save the actual assembly file when pressing save in the virtual part?