SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Searching for Externally Referenced Documents – #SW2017

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Searching for Externally Referenced Documents   In previous versions of SOLIDWORKS, searching for externally referenced documents has been an option for finding component files inside assemblies and drawings. These locations are set in Options/System Options/ File Locations by setting “Show folders for:” to “Referenced Document.” We can choose to search these locations by selecting “Search file locations for external references” under Options/System Options/External References.     Using this can be useful for when files are spread out over various file […]

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Invisible External Reference in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing

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SOLIDWORKS Drawing I bet that title caught your attention! It did mine when I was on a support call with a customer who had a part listed as an external reference on the drawing but it didn’t exist in any view. The scenario was this: A drawing was created of an assembly. This was a small 5 part assembly with only 1 exploded view configuration. There was a part that showed up when selecting Find References but, this part was not part […]

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