Steps to Make SOLIDWORKS Open File in a Default Version
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
Step 2: In Set Associations look for sldasm, slddrw and sldprt as shown below
Step 3: Select sldasm and click change program and select browse in the following next tab
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
Step 5: Once you select SOLIDWORKS.exe, you are able to click OK in the next tab
Step 6: After following the above steps, you will be able to see SOLDWORKS 2016 on sldasm
Step 7: Follow the above same steps for slddrw and sldprt
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 email@example.com.