Rob Neff

Drawings missing data in Viewer

Discussion created by Rob Neff on Nov 12, 2008
Latest reply on Nov 12, 2008 by Andy Sanders
We are using SolidWorks 2008 SP4.0. When we open a drawing in SolidWorks that has a part in it, the type of material is listed in the properties of the drawing. In this example plastic is in the material properties box. The problem is when our users open the same file with SolidWorks 2008 SP4.0 Viewer or Edrawings that information disapears.

There was some speculation that there could be some cached metadata that is not getting updated when changes are made to the part. I have used the rebuild command on the part and the drawing, but I still have this issue with missing data.

Is there more to the rebuild process?
Why would the drawing file be different when it is opened with the full version of SolidWorks than when it is opened with the Viewer?