When in sheet metal, my part keeps turning on "hide". It's big pain to need to "show" each time I go into make a change, or work on the part. Is this my machine, settings, graphics issue?
thank you in advance
Try setting the body to show instead of feature. It might help.
You are correct, but that doesn't solve the problem. Watch the attached video please. You will see that I can "show" the solid. Go to edit a sketch. Close the sketch command, and -poof- the model runs behind a tree and hides again.
This is interesting. Can you post the part to look at..
Here is the part, 2010 version only, sorry.
Paul makes an interesting observation. Deepak, let's see if the part does not hide when it's a stand alone in your system. Because, this is a daughter part to a larger assembly. The assembly (which I can't post, sorry) is multiple parts, some of which are not sheetmetal parts. Don't know if that's important, just thought I'd mention it.
If it is a relational matter between assembly references, that would explain why it is not consistant along all my sheetmetal parts. I'll keep an eye on this and see if the reference to an assembly seems to make the difference.
In the mean time... DS, are you listening? Seems this is not an isolated issue.
Thanks guys, all very helpful
For what it's worth - I have sporadic problems in assemblies as well as in parts where settings get changed to hidded and/or suppressed - no pattern that I can find.
Very interesting indeed - I have never seen anything quite like this!
I find that I open the part and all it takes is a rebuild (Ctrl-B) to toggle it visible or not. I find I can get that to stop by suppressing Edge-Flange2 and the 9/32 HW feature. This also suppresses the PEM hardware. But just suppressing the PEM stuff does not stop the issue - it takes the others also. So it appears that it's related to the Body-Move stuff.
The only way I found to really stop it was to suppress the 4 Body-Move features and rebuild (do a rebuild after each step.). Then suppress the edge flange and the HW feature, which also suppresses the PEM stuff. Then unsuppress the 4 PEM items. Then unsuppress the 4 Body-Move features.
I just had a part start doing that to me yesterday. But instead of it hiding itself in my assembly, it's every time I open the part file. Whatever the reason, the part/body is hidden everytime I open the part (!). Dumb.
This is for v2010, SP3.1, and it's not a sheetmetal part, but a part I recently created and inserted into an assembly.
Same thing happened to me, its every time i open the part it hides itself.All you have to do is click the first feature and show. Also it is a part that i inserted into an assembly. If i delete the part from the assembly the part doesn't hide itself when i open the part.
I was running simulation on the assembly and noticed it after that. Anyway haven't figured out what the reason for it is.
Mine hides pretty much 100% of the time, and it's always after messing with the assembly it's in. But this assembly has also been buggy since updating from v2007 to v2009 and then to v2010 (switching configurations often results in a crash--and I DON'T want to rebuild it).
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Looks like it not just our sheetmetal parts
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