Opening a Parent File Without Referenced Files

You have the option to select to open the latest version of user-defined or large reference trees while you open a parent non-CAD file.

To open a parent file without referenced files:

  1. In the Administration tool, expand File Types and double-click a file type.
  2. In the File Type Properties dialog box, select View file command does not need referenced files.
    SOLIDWORKS PDM does not cache reference files and the parent file opens faster.