SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Repairing Corrupt SOLIDWORKS Files – #SW2017

Repairing Corrupt SOLIDWORKS Files


SOLIDWORKS 2017 has the ability to automatically detect corrupt files and attempt to repair them. If the software detects a file with corruption it will ask if you’d like to repair it. SOLIDWORKS will then attempt to repair a copy of the file (leaving the original untouched).


If the repair is successful, then it will notify you which segment(s) of the corrupt file were removed and what impact it has on the file. If this is acceptable, you will be able to save the file.


Assemblies and Drawings that reference corrupt files will open without these parts and you will need to open these parts in their own window to repair them. After the repair, you can substitute the files back into the assembly/drawing file.


If a file is non-recoverable, then obtaining a copy from backups will be required.


I hope this part of the What’s New series gives you a better understanding of the new features and functions of SOLIDWORKS 2017. Please check back to the CATI Blog as the CATI and MCAD Support Teams will continue to break down many of the new items in SOLIDWORKS 2017. All of these articles will be stored in the category of “SOLIDWORKS What’s New.” You can also learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2017 by clicking on the image below to register for one of CATI’s or CATI’s Design Summits.


Fred Zobel
CATI Support
Computer Aided Technology




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