Hide Table of Contents

Rolling Back a File with References

SOLIDWORKS PDM enhances Rollback to handle reference redirection and rollback more efficiently.

To roll back a file with its references:
  • Users must have the Rollback folder permission.
  • The selected file and all its parent references must be in checked in state.
  • The rollback target version must not be cold stored.

You can roll back a parent file with its child references and files indicated as sub-parents (such as drawing files) to a previous as built state.

When you roll back a child reference (such as a part file), you can redirect the parent references of the rolled back versions to the target version.

Previously, you could not roll back a file with all of its references and the parent references were removed.

After rollback, SOLIDWORKS PDM resets the referenced configurations of the files. If the same configuration is:

  • Available in the target version, the references are retained for that configuration.
  • Not available in the target version, the references are redirected to the active (last saved) configuration of the target version.
Reference redirection and roll back a file with references functionality is not supported for items.

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Rolling Back a File with References

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: 2017 SP04

The search functionality within the web help is in a beta test phase and you may experience periodic delays or interruptions in its performance. These are the normal and ordinary features of a beta test and shall not under any circumstances give rise to any liability on the part of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation or its licensors. The topics within the Web-based help are not beta topics; they document 2017 SP04.

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.