5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2018 1:23 PM by Matt Lombard

    Why is Solidworks so bad at remembering which direction a feature goes?

    Ross Mayo

      I keep seeing this appear over and over again: an older file gets opened (as in a year old, not a decade) on a different computer, and random features have had their direction reversed on rebuild, breaking the entire model.


      Things I've seen:

      Surface extrudes in the opposite direction

      Surface Trim swapping which surface has been trimmed

      My personal favorite: multiple sketches with converted entities and drawn entities that have been completely mirrored across the Right Plane.


      Sometimes I can get away with freezing the feature tree, but it's definitely not idea.


      Is there any way to stop this from happening to me?