We just upgraded to 2005, including our PDMWorks. Everything is going splendidly, excpet for one thing. A user is trying to check an assembly into the vault, and gets the following error message:
Unable to write custom properties to the file "5003338-011.SLDPRT. Please make sure that the file is not being used by another program.
Well, it's certainly not being used by another program, so we used SolidWorks Rx (wayyy cool by the way) to isolate the problem. Using the option to "turn off" options/settings, the assembly easily checked in to the vault. Next, we experimented with settings in SolidWorks, and tracked it to the system option "Search file locatons for external references". If the option is checked, PDMWorks check-in fails. If the option is not checked, all is right with the world. This happens on everyone's machines.
Dell Precision 2.6Ghz1GB RAM Some have Win2K, others have WinXP (SP2) (SP2 is NOT the problem - this happens in Win2K as well)
I know, I know...Doc, it hurts when I do this. Doc: Well, don't do that.
SolidWorks is aware of our issue, and they have agreed (insisted actually) to look at our vault data. But, I would like to ask if anyone else has seen this problem, or would you be willing to try to replicate it.