See if this thread helps you.
There was also a different thread this past week about the thumbnails
not showing up in PDM. Did you see that one?
Thanks for taking the time to reply Scott.
I had looked at both of those threads and neither relate to my problem.
The always show icons box is unticked.
If you look at the screen capture some icons do show, it is only the ones that are then checked into Pdmworks that revert back to icon instead of thumbnail views.
Also the assembly icons are different.
It was worth a shot. I wasn't exactly sure if it would help you.
I have conducted some investigations and found the following.
All doucuments rebuilt and fully constrained and showing thumbnails.
If I check in the a part document that has a thumbnail image it works fine.
If I check in a sub assembly document that has two parts including the one already checked in, it fails.
The assembly document lose's it's thumbnail as well as the new part document. The already checked document keeps it's thumbnail.
I am going to do an RX and send it off as it must have something to do with Pdmworks.
I now have a spr number as it is a bug confirmed by my VAR.
Even worse is that ALL of the documents checked into Pdmworks now, the previews dissappear!!
Solidworks need to ALERT all users of PDMWORKS of the bug and get a fix out quickly, NOW.
I contacted SW support, this is their reply. Hope this helps.
The source of this problem is SolidWorks' shell extension caching. This is enabled by default and is intended to improve performance* of thumbnail and icon display inside Windows® Explorer.
In Windows XP, this problem will be seen when viewing Thumbnails inside of Windows Explorer.
In Windows Vista® / Windows 7, this problem will be seen when viewing Small Icons, List, Details, and Tiles inside of Windows Explorer.
Beginning with SolidWorks 2011, if a user is experiencing the symptoms in which you are, thumbnail caching can be disabled to resolve this issue.
One of the attached registry files can be applied to one's computer to disable thumbnail caching. To apply one of these files:
- Close all running applications
- Download the appropriate "enable" registry file attached to this solution for one's operating system (32-bit and 64-bit versions are attached)
- Double click on the file, and choose "Yes" to the Registry Editor prompt
- Restart Windows
*Note: disabling thumbnail caching may reduce performance when viewing folders with many files, or when viewing files in a network location.
I have attached a folder with all the registry files in it so that you will have the appropriate files for you computer. Please let me know your results after completing these steps.
I tried that and it did not work once you check-in the documents into pdmworks.
Thanks for the infomation though.