SW thinks file is opened in another assembly - but its not

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by lmar, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. lmar

    lmar Guest


    After rebooting a machinie due to a crash to desktop when I now open
    the top end assembly I get a warning from
    SW that tells me several assembly files are currently opened by
    another application.

    1. I only have SW opened.
    2. I only have the top end assembly open - no subs.
    3. I've tried deleting all the temp files which SW generates when
    opening a file.

    Any suggestions on how to fix SW so that I don't keep getting these
    Suspect several files weren't deleted properly due to crash.

    How does SW know what is opened and what isn't.


    lmar, Apr 23, 2008
  2. wrote in @27g2000hsf.googlegroups.com:

    You can trouble shoot this a little more. Here's a couple of ideas:

    1. check the task manager processes before you start SWX to see if SWX or
    a licence is already running.

    2. I found a nice free tool that shows file shares and locks and allows
    you to kill them - might come in handy. Get it here:

    3. Set lightweight to resolved from the top assy item QTRL+Q and save
    might fix

    4. Do a Save As and copy all references to a "dummy" directory. Does the
    problem still occur with the copy? If so, tinker with this copy so as not
    to affect the original (eg. methodically delete subs to find the
    offending file, etc). If not, you can redo the save as procedure (from
    the original) on sub assys to narrow your search for the offending file

    5. Did all the files make it over to the dummy dir from 4 above?

    6. As far as I know, SWX creates a ~$ file to indicate in-use. You've
    probably already searched for these and deleted them.

    Hope these help

    Rod Morningwood, Apr 25, 2008
  3. lmar

    lmar Guest


    Thanks for the detailed suggestions.
    Will try them later today when I get back from my meetings.


    lmar, Apr 25, 2008
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