Has anyone ever seen this before? How do I turn it off, what is it called? I don't believe it is a graphics card issue because i've had someone else open the file and had the same problem.
Check the display settings for these components. Also restart your machine and check.
Couple of things...
It is a solidworks assembly file that contains mostly solidworks parts that I created as well as some imported parts that I have re-saved as solidworks part files. All parts and subassemblies are in "shaded with edges" mode but it doesn't look like it, none are transparent. If you look closely it is not a normal looking transparency either, its like you can see all the parts that would be blocked by other parts but you can also still see that parts in front, and the edge lines are a different style than if they were set to "hidden lines visible".
Try doing a quick force rebuild, "CTRL Q" to see if it clears up. Sometimes it works.
Tried that, also had a coworker open it on their machine and they had the same thing.
Can you share those files to check OR report to your VAR.
Make sure there is not a display state created/set for this kind of display. Also try this; close down all files in SW and check this option "Use software OpenGL"
I've tried open GL and the other solidworks RX open mode (I cant remember what its called). I have not found any display state options, really at all, let alone any that are relevant to this. and I've deleted all display states and appearances from all parts.
Well in that case we (or your VAR) needs to look at the files. What is the possibility of sharing them here OR showing over teamviewer?
I'm not sure what VAR stands for but I have shared this with our solidworks support guy, who I guess is working on it but I haven't heard from him since Tuesday. At this point I can't afford to not work on the design while I wait so I've rebuilt the assembly this morning. Hopefully he figures something out so if it happens again I/we will have a solution. I have seen one other post on here with a similar issue which was unresolved, so I will update with any news.
Thanks for your help!
VAR = Value Added Reseller, the company you bought SOLIDWORKS from. And I believe that by SW support guy you mean your VAR only.
Samuel,.. that's pretty wild! Could you have added or unintentionally added some "Display Sates"?
SolidWorks Display States - How to Use them - YouTube
Did you ever find an answer for this? Mine is doing this now only on one configuration, and there are no alternate display states.
Expand the Feature Manager so you can see Appearance.
It'll show which one is transparency.
Switch to different config and see which one changed.
If all else fail, click on the last tab and delete all appearance override.
Thanks, but it's not a transparency issue. All the transparency settings are fine. It's a SW gone haywire issue. Fortunately, rebooting the computer fixed the problem.
shift select the part and then right click and change transparency.
right select the part in the feature tree and change transparency
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