I have an assembly that no longer shows any mate folders in the feature tree. Anyone run into this? running SW17 Sp4.1
Can you post a picture of your feature tree..?
What my tree looks like normally:
What this one looks like today:
Your tree display is to show Mates and Dependencies rather than the normal "Show Features". Right click the top level assembly and use Tree Display and swap to "View features"
Already looked at that, compared settings for the problem assembly with another that displays correctly:
Richard, it looks like the assembly may be corrupt- may be worth letting your VAR have it to upload to Solidworks for review.
Try using Performance Evaluation on the Evaluate toolbar and see if "Top Level Mates" have any listed
Doesn't seem to show any:
Does this mean I am well and truly Screwed?
I think it may be an idea seeing if you can retrieve a backup. It is very strange that none of the items (sub assys) are showing the under defined symbol ( - ) since they have no mates - this would happen if you just deleted the mates manually. I think if you get the assy to your VAR and then SW there may be some of the mate instructions that can be retrieved. Otherwise a backup from when it was okay.
I'm assuming nothing happens when you click on....
Right nothing happens.
I don't have 4.1 so I can't confirm - but it looks like the location of the mate folder or paper clip pic was moved in the feature tree... Did SW move and condense the Mate Folder..
John, you get two mate folders (for sub assemblies)- the one higher up are the mates that sub assy has to the top level, and the one lower down are its own internal mates.
I know - That's why I questioned "Did SW move and condense the Mate Folder.."
I see- no change in Sp4- all his top level mates are gone (hence i suspect corruption) so there are no mates to populate the "Mates in...." higher level folder, so that folder isn't shown.
Edited because this is totally wrong! LOL
Make sure this is set to "Show"
Easiest way to get there:
Dan, I've seen that behavior before whereas "automatic" isn't so automatic!
These are mate references (not mates), so will only show if you add a mate reference to a part file hence Automatic will more often than not have this hidden if you don't use mate references to automate snapping parts into place.
Adam Hartles wrote: These are mate references (not mates), so will only show if you add a mate reference to a part file hence Automatic will more often than not have this hidden if you don't use mate references to automate snapping parts into place.
Adam Hartles wrote:
Wow you are totally right. I can't believe that I didn't notice that.
That makes 2 of us...
It seems that all my mates were somehow deleted. I initially tried to drag one of the sub-assemblies around and got the pop-up that says this component is fully constrained. But I just added a new mate and now it is is listed as Coincedent1 and the tree now shows that none of the sub-assemblies is constrained. I had no mate folders because all my mates somehow were deleted. now when I do a performance eval it shows one top level mate, previously it showed none. Guess I just re-mate everything and check to be sure all is where it is supposed to be.
That's a bummer - ONE and TWO
There is an existing report of this (pretty old), but will be file specific rather than software version specific. The VAR maybe able to cure this (with SW's help) but it is a case of weighing up waiting (and hoping) the corruption can be cured, versus remaking the mates- the latter likely faster.
Yeah, I did a Google search and found a couple posts even older than the SPR you show and never saw where any resolution or possible cause was ever posted. Maybe I'm lucky that this the first time I have run into this in 19 years.
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