Can Composer work with a solid model that includes references (links) to common hardware items? When I open this model in Composer, the harware items linked to parts in a different location (not the Solidworks toolbox) do not appear in the model.
1. no Composer has no possibility to work with those links used in solidworks-structure.
If you Import Solidworks-CAD-Data, the Composer starts solidworks or the importer (the importer is a solidworks without UI) and gets all back solidworks will find.
If there are missing parts (geometry) the import-process find an error and terminate searching for this part. If he is ready mit searching the process converts the Geometry to smg and send it back to Composer.
Composer dos not convert the solidworks data! This would be done by solidworks! If there is missing a part, it may be a Problem of the solidworks-conversion-process.
2. if these parts are not build by solidworks but imported from web it may be that These parts are not a bodies but "free faces". In this case you have to use the Import Option "Import free faces". Otherwise the converter ignores those parts. Those Parts will be shown within the Composer structure without having geometry.
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