jm sculley

Virtual component heads up

Discussion created by jm sculley on Jan 11, 2009
Latest reply on May 6, 2010 by Wayne Tiffany
SW2009 SP1.0 Windows XP.

I've been working on a small home project involving a lot of dimensional lumber. I have taken advantage of virtual components to keep most of the parts in one file.

Suddenly, sometime between yesterday and today, all the virtual components went missing. When I loaded the assembly, they were all greyed out as if suppressed. If I tried to unsuppress a component, an error message appeared saying that it couldn't find the file. It was looking for these files in the 'swx5900/name_of_my_assembly' directory in my Temp directory, which seems a bit odd, since they are supposed to be inside the assembly.

Looking through the various swxXXX directories, they were full of copies of the virtual components. I copied the files from the swxXXXX folder with the highest value for XXXX into the swx5900, and all was (mostly) well again.

I'm not sure what set it off, but hopefully this post will keep someone from having to remodel their entire assembly if it happens to him/her.