I am experiecing a problem when updating drawing views on Solidworks 2011.
Occasionally, a drawing view will not update properly after a model has been changed. The drawing view will behave in a strange way, showing a combination of the old model (prior to changes), and the new model (after changes). The old model is visible in black lines, while the new model appears as a kind of trace, which can be clicked on and dimensioned, but is invisible.
The image below shows an example of a drawing view that is having this problem. Note:
- The new model is shown by the highlight-blue lines and dimensions. It is interactive but invisible.
- The old model is shown by the black lines. It is visible, but not interactive.
I think this problem may be related to "updating views". I want to find a solution that will force all the drawing views to update, and override this problem. So that all the drawing views show only the new model, both visible and interactive, like normal.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
1. This problem only happens occasionally, and it appears to be qutie random. i.e I can't find any connection to specific files/features/actions. So far none of my collegues have had the same problem, which has lead me to wonder whether it is a glitch?
2. I have found several solutions which will force the drawing view to update itself back to normal. The problem is that all these solutions require me recognising the problem myself, looking at the drawing sheet and spotting the error. This can be time consuming and difficult to check with small changes. I want to find a solution that will force all drawing views to update accurately.
The solutions I have found are:
- making further changes to the model (making more changes will usually make the drawing view update like normal)
- changing the view orientation
- hiding the part, and then showing it again
3. I have tried the following actions which had no effect:
- Pressing Ctrl+B / Ctrl+Q, / pressing the rebuild icon or menu tab.
- turning off automatic updates and rebuilding
- opening the part, then returning to the drawing
- closing the drawing and model, then opening it again
- closing solidworks and opening it again (also computer)
4. The part shown in the drawing (and the one that I am currently experiencing the problem with), has one configuration and is a basic extrude.
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