I keep seeing rebuild symbols next to my edge flanges; they don't disappear no matter how many times I save or hit rebuild. The model looks fine, but I'm worried about an underlying error in the way I built the part.
It's also interfering with being able to put the part into a subassembly, as well as affecting the assembly in which it was created, so solving this issue would be particularly helpful, especially since I've had the same problem with other edge flanges I've tried to create in a similar way...
Wish I could view the file, future version for the win, however check for circular references.
Future version as in you have something older than 2018, or I need something more current?
As to circular references, essentially, I have a plate with a hole cut out based on geometry from an overhead part that was converted in the original sketch, and then I created a second sheet metal part using converted geometry from the plate and the overhead part to define the base flange and the edge flanges. When it gave me error messages before building features, I corrected things and moved on, but these rebuild symbols are showing up even though the program created the features seemingly without a problem...
Don't worry about what I said about future version, that was a Stab at SW, it means the version of solidworks I have (2017SP5) is too old to open your file ans see your feature tree.
Rebuild lights can also significantly slow down assembles.
As Frederick says, the large assembly may need a rebuild and save, might be just that simple.
The part is referencing another assembly.
Make sure assembly is updated.
Not in lightweight or large assembly mode.
If it is in large assembly mode, is there something I can do to get rid of the symbols? It's a huge assembly, so getting it into another mode may not be an option.
I actually did two versions of this part. When I got back to work this morning and tried to check on John Stoltzfus question about the relations in the individual part file, the first version I created had completely fallen apart: the edge flanges had error messages saying "Cannot select this face to specify the parallel/perpendicular relation for the flange angle" even though no such warning was given to me yesterday, and the base flange then turned out to have dangling sketch entities and needed to be rebuilt based on converted geometry.
The second version, which I thought I constructed using the exact same method, turned out to have lost the rebuild symbols and was working perfectly - I could move it into its corresponding subassembly without an issue and all seems well there.
So apparently Frederick was right about a rebuild and save, but it required not only shutting down and rebooting Solidworks - which my own experience has taught me is sometimes necessary, but shutting down and rebooting the whole computer.
Still, apparently, there were issues in the other version, so I guess I'll see what happens when I try to rebuild that part...
I've been doing the rebuild in the large assembly and in the individual file, neither makes a difference.
I am assuming you built this part in an assembly (in Context). Therefore when you open the part by itself you'll see question marks as shown below. My question is.... If you open the Assembly where this part was designed in does it still show the same as I show below, if it does then there are missing relations and you need to delete those relations and re-attach them.
Retrieving data ...