In the External References Settings there are settings that can be adjusted to improve SOLIDWORKS performance.
- [Instructor] Another area in our systems options that we can adjust is our external references settings. Let's go ahead and take a look at that. Go up to our systems options icon. Select External References. Looking down this list, there's a few options we want to change. First, don't prompt to save read-only reference documents. This probably happens to you a lot when you're saving files that you have, and maybe part of an assembly is read only. It gives you this big list of files that you have to save, but in fact you can't save any of them.
You want to just skip that step, and don't get the prompt at all, and just drop any changes that have made to read only documents. Just realize, if you do change a document that's read only, you won't have that warning. Just, know what you're doing. Moving down. The load reference documents option. Let's put that to prompt. Down below, where it says search external references in, let's not do that at all. We're not going to search for the external references. This will keep the file from searching over and over, if it's got anything broken.
If something does have a broken external reference, if you keep this option on, you'll see a little x next to the file name in the feature tree, and that means it's lost an external reference, and you can go find it. Another setting that we will want to adjust as well is the update component names when documents are replaced. Keep this checked. With these three changes, we can now increase performance a little bit more. Go ahead and hit OK, and your settings are changed.
- How your workstation's hardware functions
- Adjusting System Options settings
- Modeling best practices
- Creating custom configurations
- Fixing your assemblies
- Using SpeedPak
- Increasing modeling performance with Instant2D and Instant3D