I need help. I downloaded a 3D assembly and after rebuilding it to 2017. The attach part cannot be seen already. I have no idea what went wrong.
Can anybody please help me.
Thanks and appreciate it much.
Could be possible that there is already a file with same name and when you rebuild, the SW would display that file. So before your rebuild, open the assembly and then do save all. After that do the rebuild and check.
Hi Deepak Gupta,
It is still cannot be seen after saving then rebuild....
Can you attach the assembly file (as you've downloaded) to check?
Here is the whole zip file of the assembly
Here is what I get when I open the assembly in SW2017 SP4.1; the yellowish part being the one you cannot see. If you right click on it in the feature manager tree and select Open Part, is the part visible? If not can you show the body? Building on what Deepak asked, if you go to File, File References for the assembly, is the "hidden" part in the same folder as the other parts in the assembly?
Tried various ways but could not produced that error. Check the attached files if these works for you.
I could not reproduce the error either. But then again, we may not be in the same time zone as Wehlee . I also find many times at work if you call someone over to show them the issue, the problem goes away.
I'm only assuming that he accidentally pressed tab key while his pointer was on that part and that puffed (hidden) away that part. Other than that I see no other reason apart from duplicate file (this doesn't appears to be the case though)
Interesting, I did not know that pressing the tab key did that when the mouse cursor was over a part in the graphics window.
I have actually seen SW hide parts when opening an assembly. Most times restarting SolidWorks took care of the problem (I do not rule out cleaning the SW temp folder of swx folders or even redoing the SW registry). We will have to wait until Wehlee replies.
Hi Solid Air,
Yes that's the one. I right click and open the part. Yes its visible. Here is the step of the problem I am facing.
1. Extract the zip file
2. Goto SOLIDWORKS folder created after extracting the zip file.
3. Open the Assembly file
4. On the upper Menu button the SAVE icon Hoover the mouse and will show message Older Version File.
5. Click that SAVE Icon, it will ask you to Save All, Cancel, Help. At this time click Save All. A message box pops-up
"Rebuild and save the document(Recommended)
"Save the document without rebuilding"
Select "Rebuild and save the document(Recommended). Click the Save button again then, CLOSE the file.
6. Now, open the same assembly again...
Result the Base part is not visible....
Also just notice it, On the Feature Manager tree Right Click and open the file.... The part is not visible/missing
I am so sorry for the late reply. I am here in Singapore and quite tied up with work...
I could reproduce it again and again... Delete the SOLIDWORKS folder and extracting the zip file again...
I am not or did not press any key while rebuilding the part
Where can I open the "attached Files"
The attachments won't show up in case you access the post/thread from the inbox. So open this post/thread in full and then you can see the attachments in my post above
On a side note; I've never encountered any such issue, so will it be possible to show your screen over team viewer?
I am not sure if I understand your reply or you misunderstood what I asked. If you open the assembly and right click on the part in the feature manager tree and select open, it the part visible in the graphics window? If I am reading your last statement correctly, this is what you did and the body is not shown. If this is the case, then expand the solid bodies folder; is the body hidden? If it is, right click and select show. Now is the part visible? As Deepak eluded to; this is a tough one to trouble shot thru posts.
What happens if you open the part then open the assembly; is it still hidden?
Opps! Sorry if I confused you.
This is BEFORE Rebuild.
I open the assembly and did Right Click the part in the Feature manager tree and selected Open. The part is VISIBLE.
AFTER Rebuild following the steps I have created, the part is no longer visible.
Once I am back in the my table. I will try to capture a video and share it to you. I am currently at site.
And if you right click and open the part from the feature manager tree, the part is no longer visible? Have to tried to show the body or has it been deleted?
Interesting.. yes, I see the same problem.... hmm?
btw,.. imho, just save the sldasm as a Parasolid and re-import... problem gone.
btw also..this 2007 file(s) have the same problem in past versions (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017),.. so, the loss of the brep may not be to be version dependent?.
Wonder if it is some setting? Neither Deepak or I can duplicate the issue, but you can...
Maybe you can answer the question I put to Wehlee: after the part disappears in the assembly, if you open the part can you unhide the body?
I only focused on SW2017, I will have to try opening it in previous versions.
hey Solid Air,.. if I follow Weheee' instructions, the brep is NOT saved, it's a empty nada body ..
I can also ctrl-q and it still will NOT save the brep..
.. the ONLY way I see it saving the brep is if I run Import Diagnostics and fix the (5) faces and save.
(things that make you go.... hmm.....)
I'm now can see the issue after opening that file and doing rebuild. Check the attached file
Thank you for the work around Paul.
Not sure what I did differently before but now I get the same result (and I cannot stop it from happening now unless I fix the faces as you describe).
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