One thing we overlook many times as designers in SOLIDWORKS is, "Are my files on the current version of SOLIDWORKS?" Most of the time our answer is yes they are!!! But many times we are completely wrong. So who cares? Well, as a SOLIDWORKS designer professional, "I DO!" If your SOLIDWORKS models are not on the current version of the software the files perform slow on open and on close. This is because the software will convert the files to a flavor that SOLIDWORKS likes for the version you are using every time you hit the open dialog. It is also slower on close because a bit of code has to look at those files, usually that are read only, and tell the software to discard those new changes.
With SOLIDWORKS 2015, if you have SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Explorer, or Enterprise PDM, you can see the last version of SOLIDWORKS to save that file. So you can do a search on your all your design data, see what files are not up to date. Then decide if it needs to be brought to the next version. Here is how it works.
1. Open Windows Explorer, Right Mouse button click on the properties header.
2. Select "More..."
3. Turn on "SW Last saved with"
4. Search for your files, and sort by "SW Last saved with"
What you missed in SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New Blog Series Links
Part 06 - Selective Delete in Assemblies Posting 4/17/2015
Part 07 - Part20 TBD
Bob McGaughey, CSWE