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Steps to Make SOLIDWORKS Open File in a Default Version
  • Steps to Make SOLIDWORKS Open File in a Default Version

    Posted on Jul Mon, 2016 by seacad_admin

    Whenever a PC is installed with multiple versions of SOLIDWORKS like SOLIDWORKS 2014 / 2015/ 2016 and if you need to open SOLIDWORKS files on your correct version as a default, you can use following methods and solve it.

    Step 1: Go to Control Panel and Select Programs ->Default Programs -> Select Associate a file type or protocol with a program

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    Step 2: In Set Associations look for sldasm, slddrw and sldprt as shown below

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    Step 3:  Select sldasm and click change program and select browse in the following next tab

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    Step 4: You have to browse for the location C:\Program files\SOLIDWORKS Corp version e.g. (2014/2015/2016) and select SLDWORKS.EXE as shown below

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    Step 5:  Once you select SOLIDWORKS.exe, you are able to click OK in the next tab

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    Step 6: After following the above steps, you will be able to see SOLDWORKS 2016 on sldasm

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    Step 7: Follow the above same steps for slddrw and sldprt

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    After following the above steps, you will be able to open all files in SOLIDWORKS 2016 as default. If you need any assistance or have any queries, contact us at +65 6226 3784 or email support@seacadtech.com.

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