1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 3, 2017 2:20 PM by Dan Pihlaja

    preview pane not working

    Hjalmar Breit

      I can not get a preview of parts, assemblies or drawings in the "open file" window. The pane is turned on and there, but no preview?

        • Re: preview pane not working
          Dan Pihlaja

          There have been a lot of "fixes" for this.

          Read the link below and do a search and see if some of those options will work for you.

          Forum Posting

          I have tried a lot of them (if not all of them, but I can't be sure).  And some of them work...........until they don't.


          I don't understand the problem with why some parts don't show a preview and some do, but it is definitely an intermittent problem that keeps coming back for me.


          Sometimes, I will see nothing for the preview, sometimes, I will see a Solidworks icon for the preview, sometimes, I will see the part/assembly/drawing, but zoomed way out or way in, and sometimes it works perfectly.   Sometimes, I will see ALL these things on the same part in the same day.


          At the least, make sure this is checked: