Game Show: Why won’t these references update? – The Solution

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In Wednesday’s competition we learned neither our champion nor challenger’s method of updating references worked. Did you figure out why? The problem they ran into was caused by how SOLIDWORKS finds referenced files when assemblies are opened. SOLIDWORKS has a set of rules to go by when trying to find components of an assembly. It is important to know and understand SolidWorks’ method. Try to use an already loaded file Look in the paths listed in the “Referenced Documents” list […]

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Game Show: Why won’t these references update?

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Welcome everyone to America’s favorite game show: “Why won’t these references update?!” I’m your favorite game show host Guy Smiley. Today we have two challengers. Our first challenger enjoys hopscotch and talking to her gold fish, say hello to Penelope Pendelton! Our second player enjoys working in his store, Mr. Hooper. Here is the challenge: Today we received a set of files from an outside contractor. Our producers have copied the files from our ftp site and have added them to our network […]

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Update References for adding files into the vault

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Look at Johny sitting over there in the cubical next to yours balancing a spoon on his nose. You often wonder how he became an engineer, well actually you don’t – he’s the owner’s kid. You’re the one always stuck cleaning up his mess. Johny is not not very careful about where he saves his files. He saves most of the files in the vault but it is not uncommon for many of them to exist only on his local […]

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Update References in EPDM 2011

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Have you ever seen this message while working with SolidWorks? Yeah, certainly you have. I always found this message especially frustrating when working with SOLIDWORKS Eneterprise PDM. I’d shout at my computer “You have a SQL database, capable of searching through millions of records a second and you want me to find the file?!?!” Occasionally I would throw something, but usually I would sigh and either start the EPDM search tool, or manually navigate to find the file. One day, in frustration, […]

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