Another apparently random issue has now manifested itself in
SW2008 x64 SP2.1.
I've noticed over the last couple of days that sketch features
become hidden (not RMB > Show/Hide, I mean View > Sketches)
on parts after I have opened the part from an assembly.
For example, let's say I draw a simple cube by sketching a square
and then extruding it. On the top surface of the cube let's say I
sketch a circle. I save the part as Part1.SLDPRT. The circle sketch
is still visible on the top of the cube. I then go File > Make
Assembly from Part. I insert Part1.SLDPRT into the new assembly and
save the assembly as Assem1.SLDASM.
When I click on the View menu at the top, I can see Sketches is
'ticked'. If I now right-click on the cube component and choose
Open Part the part will open, but the circle sketch won't be
visible. If I check the View menu, Sketches is now unticked.
I have tried it with new and existing components, and each time
it's the same.
The curious thing is that it only tends to happen
after I have saved the assembly document, and then clicked
Open Part, not when I just go File > Open > Part1.SLDPRT.
I have made sure that no 'Open Lightweight'-type options are ticked
in the Options dialog, and I have checked my file templates to
ensure that both the *.asmdot and *.prtdot files have View >
I had different issues last week and spoke to my VAR, who got me to
make sure my graphics drivers were the same as those recommended on
the SW website.
I have just tried running SW in OpenGL mode, but it made no
I've run out of ideas now, so any help would be appreciated!
Edit: I have just updated SW to SP3.0EV, and it has had no
effect on the problem.