SolidWorks 2010 Save Mod Docs notice

With SolidWorks 2009 and any previous versions, when the user clicks on the X (exit) in the upper right corner of the SolidWorks window and they had a lot of modified files open, they would be presented with notice after notice asking if they wish to save, don’t save or cancel.   It was very annoying.   And, it was also nearly impossible to understand the relationships between the files being asked about.

SolidWorks 2010 has introduced the Save Modified Documents window.   Now, when the user goes to quit SolidWorks, they are presented with a well organized window that shows all visible documents, with detail on how they related to each other.

The window offers the user several choices: save all of the modified documents, selectively save modified documents, don’t save documents, and the all important cancellation of the action to quit SolidWorks.   (Sometimes when one sees what they are about to quit on, they will need to cancel the quit.)   Oh, and don’t forget that Help button! 🙂

With this new window, the task of quitting SolidWorks is now quicker and more predictable.   I think this going to end up being on of these functions we will take for granted very quickly (forgetting just how annoying previous versions where in this).

Author: fcsuper

As a drafter, mechanical designer and CAD engineer, I've been in the mechanical design field since 1991. For the first 8 years of my career, I was an AutoCAD professional. I utilized AutoLISP and many other AutoCAD customization features to streamline drafting activities for 6+ drafters and designers. I authored several custom functions, one of which was published in the March 1997 issue of Cadalyst Magazine. Since 1998, I've been used SolidWorks non-stop. I've worked to utilize the SolidWorks' user environment to simplify drafting and design activities for 20+ engineers. I've created this website to provide current information about SolidWorks from a variety of contributors. More recently, I am now employed by Dassault Systemes as SOLIDWORKS Sr. Product Definition Manager to improve drawing, annotation and MBD related areas.

4 thoughts on “SolidWorks 2010 Save Mod Docs notice”

  1. Pingback: 3D CAD News and Tips
  2. SolidWorks files cannot be natively opened in down-versions. You’ll have to save your file as a parasoid and import it into the down-version. All history and parametrics will be lost in this process, as the model will be dump.

  3. That’s worse!
    I have the same trouble and can not use files created at work at home (not so powerful home pc enough, can’t install 2010).
    Here’s a request to develope some small converting tool..

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