You can open parts and assemblies using. If so, what happens if you open a word file in the same manner? There are times when i went into the file properties and each one is listed as read only. So you cannot edit parts or assemblies in. Another user Hi Carrie, yes im working with files locally with full access, not sure how that relates to sketches being hidden or not though. A small example to clarify this: when an engineer opens an assembly, then he gets write access to the assembly and all the part files in the assembly.
If you're okay with the risk, though, which most of us are, your'e probably okay with some level of restriction on, e. One way to guarantee that this will be setup consistently is to set options up on one computer, save your options and then apply them to all computers used in the team environment. The only workflow that I have found that does not add this read-only flag is if you close the drawing then reopen it. Even a modest 20% improvement in disk read and write speed will be noticeable. When saving a top level document you may be prompted to save any referenced documents that you do not own.
The SolidWorks Toolbox library appears in the SolidWorks application on the Task Pane Design Library tab. Or are those files lost to me forever? You can add new features to the files. Hi Paul, i have already tried this method, but nothing changed. Then you check the read-only and don't prompt options. What exactly that balance is is, as always, up for debate.
I tried doing it the simple way right-click and so on but the option to change the folder properties from read-only doesn't even appear. The second one is very important. Ya I think setting his permisions on the server might be the only way. This is usually the most common cause of the issue. It also cuts down on redundancy. Obviously, I cannot copy the contents of this folder anywhere else and make changes to the permissions.
Open a part and check it out. As they explore options, optical and mechanical engineers are forced to make choices and tradeoffs during the design process. With this method, you need to be very careful to communicate well with your colleagues as to who is using what files. So, if you don't have write access, you can hide the sketches, but the next time the part opens, they will be unhidden again. I have a file from that is saved as a 2017 version. Open the drawing and acknowledge I am opening it read only.
Open a part and check it out. So does anyone have any solutions? Another method dangerous is to assign a password to the dwg. Please verify that the files are actually checked out on the workstation where they are being modified. This way you can at least open the file that requires user editing without running as administrator every time. As Anton pointed out also you can still save the drawing as 'read-only' over itself to get around the issue. Can anyone help me to turn off read only? Verify that you do not already have the file open in SolidWorks or another application.
Should I be doing something different? Could my system administrator be doing something behind the scenes? Using a non-parametric system for me is worse than trying to write cursive with my non-dominant hand. This wasn't the case with Windows 7. Today, the same is true. You can't vote with your dollars and simply stop paying or you lose total access to the software If the file is opened as read- write, specifying read-only should work except if it is a new file that has not yet been saved. I've also had odd sketches that would show in the drawing they show in the part, again, parts I don't have write access to even after I hid them in the drawing Rights Management Often times, access to the engineering data at the right time in the design process, is as choreographed as a buzzer beating inbound play.
So deleting them should not put a monkey wrench in anything. The former is not acceptable and the latter is a work around but is not acceptable either. It does not affect viewing the model, or even changing parameter strings, or simplified reps, family table instances, etc, but it does allow a part that might take several minutes to regenerate, that is not apt to change, to dramatically improve to only a few seconds regeneration time. If you don't believe me save a thousand part file with it off. In multi-configuration models, for each configuration that you want to access in the , configuration data must first be generated and saved in.
You will have to agree on certain ground rules when working concurrently on assemblies so that hand offs can be painless. Hi Ronald, I'm seeing the same issue when switching back to the drawing after opening a part. Set the file not to inherit permissions too, but copy the inherited permissions from the parent folder. Verify that the file that is being checked out is not already open as read-only in an existing SolidWorks process. If not he can then hit the Show References button and check the Read Only box on top row to check off all the assembly and part documents and make them read only. A simple way of doing this is to simply copy the files to your local machine and work on the copy, then copy it back when you are done. Built-in access controls ensure only authorized users can read or write into spaces.