I can't imagine what's causing that. Is that drawing view of a single multi-body Part, or an Assembly?
This view is from an assembly.
I restarted my computer and added a few more sheets to this drawing. There were some other views on different sheet that were doing the same thing. Some were fine and some were "odd"
After doing some more work, the sheet and view that I had attached now seem to be fine. I have not changed anything other than adding more sheets and views on those sheets to the drawing.
However I now have one view that was originally fine that is now displaying the 'odd' behavior!!
I wish I knew what to tell you. I use weldments all the time and have never seen that. I remember someone mentioning something here about the "as welded" and "as machined" configurations causing problems. You might look at that.
There is definitely something buggy going on. When I toggle between the as welded and as machined, some views re-appear, and others disappear.
Thanks for the suggestions. I appreciate it!
You are right that weldments will save you a lot of time. So many companies don't get it, it's sad.
But there are a lot of strange anomalies with it, like what you're seeing. Especially when you add sheet metal features into your weldment, which it doesn't look like you've done as best I can tell from your picture.
Don't forget Ctrl-Q, sometimes that will bring the view back. And sometimes you just have to recreate it.
How's your video card? This looks like a video problem.
There is no sheet metal in my assembly. This model is of a small building, so the wood structure is all done using weldments, then all the electrical/interior items (toilets, sinks, washer and dryer etc) are modeled as parts. I do try to put as little detail into my parts as possible to help keep my system from getting bogged down (there can be 3000+ parts in an assembly), so there isn't any crazy geometry either.
I have done CTRL+Q and have restarted solidworks and a complete system restart just in case there was some background issue, but so far no luck.
It is frustrating when you are trying to be more efficient, but then the software doesn't want to play nice.
Video Card is a NVIDIA Quadro K2200 and is a supported card. It says the driver has not been tested (the tool for selecting the drive on the SW site no longer give SW2013 as an option to select) so I can't be sure if that is the issue or not.
I will play with it a little more and hopefully I can come up with a solution!
If more people used weldments, I think there would be a better chance that they work out these glitches.
Even with the glitches, you should save time.
I had one weldment with 1000 parts in it. It was originally done before weldments so there was about 250 drawings associated with this one weldment.
We converted it over to weldments and got the drawing package down to about 25 drawings. That's about 225 less drawings. Each drawing has to have all the title block filled out, MRP/ERP needed to be populated for all the drawings, etc. Far fewer travelers in the shop. Much less housekeeping. It will save the company hundreds of thousands of dollars to move to weldments in such a case.
I would say our average weldment is a part of about 200-250 bodies, usually about 100 unique.
It's easily one of the best features of SolidWorks.
Let us know if you find anything that helps.