Like any good redneck I like it when they make a button that will make your job or life simpler. What I do not like is when that button that was suposta make you life easier breaks what you have already done, and that is what we have here. Below is a great feature that SW has but it has a little flaw in it, we have reported this issue to SOLIDWORKS and it is in the process of being corrected by SW Development and has been issued SPR 432438. If you would like to be added to the notification list when this is corrected please contact your VAR to get added to the SPR.
If you have an existing Part or Assembly file that you want to add to the Design Library you can do so pretty easily. In the Design Library Pane there is a button for Add to Library. This tool makes it easy to add a file to a specific location in the Design Library and change the file name.
As Always if something is broke we need to find a way make it work until the powers that be are able to make it work the way we want it to.
For this issue we went crazy and found you not 1 but 2 workarounds the first one is to go to File, Properties and Copy the text from the Description and then paste it into the Options area of the Add to Library dialog box. The other workaround is to not use Add to Library and to do a Save As and point it to the desired Design Library location. Note: that if you want to maintain any existing links between the part and assemblies it is used in the DO NOT check the “Save as Copy” option.
Josh Altergott – CATI Support Team Leader