I'm using SolidWorks 2006 SP0.0 and I'm having trouble replacing
references in a drawing. I close all the files that are open
find the drawing I want to replace files
double click the file I want to change
browse to the new file and click open
then I click the checkmark
open the file and nothing changes
I don't get any errors either which is kind of strange. Does anybody
have any tips or suggestions? I'm so confused as to why this would do
this I've been spending all day trying to figure this thing out, I'm
I have seen this recently. If I remember correctly, I think it only happens
to me only when the model I am trying to change references to, was a copy of
the original model. For example:
Let's say I wanted to create a second model similar to the first, but didn't
want to start from scratch. I would copy the first one and then just make
changes to it.
Basically, I do the same with the drawing. I copy the drawing and make the
copied second drawing reference the second model using the method that you
describe. But recently, when trying to make the drawing reference the
second model in this scenario, it will fail and reference the original model
anyway. It didn't used to do this.
The workaround I have found is to temporarily rename the first model in
Windows Explorer, and then open the second drawing. It will not be able to
find the first model since you renamed it, and ask you to find it. At that
point, you can tell it to reference the second model. Then, rename the
first model back to the original name.
Hope this helps.
Yes it was a copied part. I think it is a bug in 2006, I've made
copies of files and replaced the references in 2004. I personally
haven't done it in 2005 but I've heard it works just fine in 2005 and
other previous versions.
Seth Renigar wrote:
Seth, I have experienced this exact same scenario, just today as a
matter of fact.
I belive this scenario gives you two part with the same "internal ID".
While this often allows seamless duplicating of drawings, swapping the
part in and out of assemblies, etc., it seems to be causing hiccups
I experienced it in SW2005. (haven't noticed it in 2006 yet).