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Move An Assembly in the Tree/SolidWorks doesn't "See" It

Question asked by Iain Hendry on May 21, 2019
Latest reply on Jun 12, 2019 by Iain Hendry

SolidWorks 2019, SP3.0; but this has been a problem for as long as I can remember.


  • Working in an assembly with subassemblies.
  • I decide I want to move an assembly within another one; I drag and drop it in the tree.
  • I rebuild, hit save... just in case.
  • I go into the assembly I just dropped the other assembly into.
  • SolidWorks doesn't "see" the assembly; I can see it physically and spin around the model, but if i try and click on a surface to add a mate, it's as if it's not there.  The click goes straight through.


Any ideas?