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  1. #1
    Hello Friends,

    I am little frustrated over this matter.
    Whenever i open an assembly file, it will be normal. but if i try to open the component file inside that assembly, it will open as read only file and i cant edit it.

    Please help me out on this.
    And also references are not being shown to any of the 3D model...
    Guru HM
    Implantaire Technologies

  2. #2
    Guru


    If you get a return of read only, it will mean that the part is open by another user, or you have had a crash while the file was open and the lock file for the part still exists in the folder, without solidworks running and no other user, using the filesgo to the file locations and look for a ghosted files that start with ~$ and delete them.


    When you open a solidworks part this type of file is created to stop other users from editing the part while you are using them, if the parts are not closed corectly as in a crash they will stop you opening them even if you were the last user.


    hope this helps

  3. #3
    Hi Paul..

    Thanks for the help.
    I couldn't find any ghost files of it.
    Still i am facing the same problem.
    i am the lone user of this software in our company.
    Guru HM
    Implantaire Technologies

  4. #4
    Guru,


    If you are using windows 7 these may be hidden from you, you may have to goto control panel / folder options, View tab check the option for show hidden files,folders, and drives, this should make them visible for you to delete them.


    if you are the lone user you may have had a crash or a loss of network which has caused these lock files to stay active.


    good luck.

  5. #5
    Itoo have the same problem as Guru. I have tried everything i can, plus everthing in this current thread.


    There are times when i went into the file properties and each one is listed as read only. So... I would change it and still have the same problem. Worse yet the files return to read only status automatically. So i am right back where i started from as soon as the command has finished processing.


    So to make a long story short:


    1.) Removing the lock files; Not working


    2.) Changing the read only status of each file is also not working.


    3.) I am the power user on this PC and have all rights.


    4.) I have the file system turned on to Expert mode, which allows me to see all hidden files.


    5.) I am using Solidworks 2011 sp2 on a VISTA os.


    Could my system administrator be doing something behind the scenes? He claims he is not.
    Motorcycleman

  6. #6
    You may also want to check your system options.


    Under system option, external reference, there is an option to open referenced documents with read only access.


    As far as not seing the components in the feature manager, I am baffled.

  7. #7
    The option;


    Open referenced documents with Read-Only access.





    Yes that is already unchecked. Is there anything with PDMWorks that could be causing it?
    Motorcycleman

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul4865

    Guru,


    If you are using windows 7 these may be hidden from
    you, you may have to goto control panel / folder options,
    View tab check the option for show hidden files,folders,
    and drives, this should make them visible for you to
    delete them.


    if you are the lone user you may have had a crash or a
    loss of network which has caused these lock files to stay
    active.


    good luck.
    Hi Paul,

    i have already tried this method, but nothing changed.
    Guru HM
    Implantaire Technologies

  9. #9
    Guru, I tried turning off the PDM system "PDMWorks". Then open the file again that previously was a read only file. This time it did not open as read only. It may have something to do with a lock that PDM is placing on the file? The offending file was one that was checked into the vault using the bulk check in command. Let me know if you have a PDM system and what software it is.
    Motorcycleman

  10. #10
    If you both cannot find the lock files to delete, solidworks will create a recover which is usually local on your machine, the backup location is driven in the options, check this location for the lock files to the parts you are having problems with.


    if your files are remote ona server, you will need to reboot the server this usualy clears these files, we have multiple users and our tool box parts are shared, if one user has a crash, even he cannot access parts and assemblies without this serverreboot, the same goes for your machine, a power cycle should clear the RAM


    (stystem options, backup/Recover Auto-recover folder: C:\users\xxxx\AppData\TempsSWbackupDirectroy\swxau to


    if that dont work put on the fish costumes hand out the vasaline and an extra rashon of rum for the men that ort to do it. good luck!

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