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Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide.
Don’t stay stuck when you want to delete a file or folder open in another program
By David Heywood
Have you ever been unable to delete a file or folder because it was open in another program? Join the crowd. But you don’t have to be stuck and forced to reboot your computer to that file or folder gets released. The Windows Microsoft® ‘Resource Monitor’ be used to end a process currently holding on to a file (or folder) you are trying to delete.
The steps below describe how to do it. In the example, a folder (containing a temporarily cached SWPDM plugin) needs to be deleted in order to test the reload of the plugin file in SOLIDWORKS PDM.
- Make an attempt to delete the folder. You are asked for confirmation.
- When clicking ‘Yes’ on the above a dialog is displayed stating the delete action can’t be completed because the folder or file is open in another program.
- Open the Task Manager.
- Click on the ‘Performance’ tab
- Launch the ‘Resource Monitor’ by clicking the button shown above
- Once the ‘Resource Monitor’ is opened click on the ‘CPU’ tab.
- Expand the ‘Associated Handles’ section
- In the ‘Search Handles’ field, paste the path to the folder name and click the refresh button (as shown below). This will carry out the search for ‘Associated Handles’ (processes)
- The Associated processes are listed. They are preventing the folder from being deleted. Right click on the ‘Associated Handle’ >> and chose ‘End Process’
- Then, refresh the section using the refresh button to confirm there should now be no process holding on to the folder
- Once all Associated Handles have been stopped, it should be possible to delete the folder.
- The folder is now deleted. Mission accomplished.
Service Pack News
General Hotfix for SOLIDWORKS® 2016 SP5 (SPR#988107)
SPR#988107 – 3D Printing Print, Plot: 3D Printing button shows up in the print dialog but does not work when printing drawing on Windows 10 or 8.
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Simulation Step-Up Series
Last month, Brian discussed the topic of Correlating Simulation to Physical Tests. This month, Brian comes back to talk about Linear Static Productivity.
Next month, Brian will discuss the topic of Shell strategies.
Noteworthy Solutions from the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base
Why does the SOLIDWORKS® 2017 SP4 software stop responding when I close files?
An issue with the SOLIDWORKS® 2017 SP4 software may cause SOLIDWORKS to become unresponsive when closing documents with add-ins loaded, such as, the SOLIDWORKS PDM Client or possibly 3rd party add-ins.
For a hotfix and other solutions, see Solution Id: S-073387.
Is it possible to use a mobile device to access or manage a SOLIDWORKS® PDM vault?
It is possible to use the browser on a mobile device to access or manage a SOLIDWORKS PDM vault. To do so, you must be able to establish a secure connection to the network that hosts the SOLIDWORK®S PDM Web2 application.
From Solution Id: S-073286.
How do I configure the SOLIDWORKS® PDM Web2 application pool to use a local non-administrative Windows® user account for the application pool identity?
The SOLIDWORKS® PDM Web2 application on Internet Information Services (IIS) will use the SOLIDWORKS PDM client Application Program Interface (API) to access file vault information. For the API to be able to access the file vault, the Web2 application pool must run under a Windows® user profile with sufficient access to the local registry and application data folder.
For more, see Solution Id: S-073130.
In a Motion Analysis study, how do I create a ‘Trace Path’ for the ‘Center of Mass’ of a component or assembly?
It is not possible to create a ‘Trace Path’ for the ‘Center of Mass’ of an assembly or sub assembly.
For information about an existing enhancement request for this functionality, see SPR 1029979.
In SOLIDWORKS 2017, you can only create a ’Trace Path’ for the ‘Center of Mass’ of a component. To do so, see the example and follow the steps in Solution Id: S-072940.
In a SOLIDWORKS® Flow Simulation animation with the NVIDIA® 375.63 or 376.84 graphics driver, how do I resolve slow performance or a crash that occurs following the NVIDIA OpenGL Driver message ‘A TDR has been detected’?
This problem is due to instability in certain NVIDIA® graphics drivers during graphically intensive functions of SOLIDWORKS® Flow Simulation. This issue is reported as SPR 1031804.
To solve this problem, see Solution Id: S-073462.
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