Fixing Renaming Errors

Using SOLIDWORKS Explorer, you can fix renaming errors.

For example, perhaps you did one or all of the following:
  • You renamed a part P to part P1, but forgot to update all of the documents that reference the part.
  • You missed some assembly A and drawing D documents that referenced the part P because you forgot to look on a network drive.
  • You may not be sure of what assemblies used the old part, so you don’t know which assembly documents to open.

To fix these renaming errors, do the following:

  1. In Windows Explorer, make a copy of the newly renamed part P1. Give the copy the old part name P.
  2. In SOLIDWORKS Explorer, select the copy of the part document (the one with the old part name P) and select SOLIDWORKS Replace on the Mini Toolbar.
  3. In the Replace Document dialog box:
    1. Browse to the newly renamed part P1, then click Open.
    2. Select Update where used.
      SOLIDWORKS Explorer finds all documents that reference the old part name P, and displays them in Update where used.

  4. Select documents from the list to update their references.
  5. Click OK.
    SOLIDWORKS Explorer updates all the documents so they now reference the newly renamed part, P1.

  6. Right-click the copy of the part document with the old part name P, and select Delete.