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Upgraded to 2017, drawing views X'd out...

Question asked by Emma Gale on May 18, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 9, 2017 by Todd Blacksher

Since upgrading from 2016 to 2017 SP3, if there has been a broken link between a model and a drawing the drawing opens with the views X'd out.

There is no longer a message prompt to browse to the missing part and there are no messages at all supressed in the "Messages/Errors/Warnings" box in System Options)


The steps to reproduce this niggle are as follows:


Create model > save it as "Part1".

Create drawing from model > Save as "Part1"

Close all.

I now rename the Model to "Widget" (by clicking in WE, not in SolidWorks Explorer... I know ideally I should do it in SE but... I don't wanna)

(On opening the drawing, in 2016, it would always have prompted me to Browse to the missing file)

In 2017 it opens the drawing straight away but with X'd out views.

I can right click on the X'd drawing view and browse to the correct model then to repair link but the View remains X'd out. I then have to RMC and hit "Show" for it to become visible.


I just don't want to have to do a bunch more clicking around when the initial opening message prompt would always have lead me straight to being able to repair the link.

Is there a tick box/setting somewhere that I am overlooking?