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Reference Handling for Moved or Renamed Files

When you have files in the local cache that contain references, the SOLIDWORKS PDM add-in warns you if another user moves or renames the references.

Previously, if you opened a cached parent file with a referenced component that was moved or renamed by another user, the SOLIDWORKS software would open the cached file without a warning.

Now, you receive the warning:

  • When you have a SOLIDWORKS file open in read-only mode and another user moves or renames references.

    In the Task Pane, the SOLIDWORKS PDM add-in adds next to the names of the modified files and the add-in displays a warning message.

    Do the following:

    1. In the Task Pane, click the link to see details of the moved or renamed files.
    2. Close and re-open the files.

    The SOLIDWORKS software repoints the references to the latest file location and displays a message that files have been renamed or moved and that the references have been updated.

  • When another user has moved or renamed references for a SOLIDWORKS file that is in your local cache and you open the cached parent file.

The SOLIDWORKS software automatically updates the references and displays a message that files have been renamed or moved, and that the references have been updated.

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