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ERROR - "Unable to attach geometry file" (SolidWorks)
Authored by Caleb Scharf January 5th, 2023 1806 views 1 likes KB1709310
In Workbench, when attempting to bring a SolidWorks geometry file into using the Associative Plug-In, you receive the following error:
Unable to attach geometry file c:\users\XXXX.sldasm. Unable to attach geometry. System.Exception: Unable to attach geometry file c:\users\XXXX.sldasm. Unable to attach geometry.
Software & Version
Workbench 2021R1 with SolidWorks 2021
*This example was taken from this version but is not necessarily limited to this version.
The error was caused by SolidWorks opening files in “lightweight” mode.
- Open SolidWorks Systems Options > Performance.
- Uncheck Automatically load components lightweight. This will open all files in “resolved” mode.
- Import the file again in Workbench.