I'm running SP 4.0 of v2012 and Toolbox suppresses all Toolbox-created fasteners in my assemblies/sub-assemblies, regardless of the fact that I create copies of each fastener in the active working directory of each project. If I open the fastener--and keep it open in the background--I can then go back to each component and unsuppress it. But every time I shut down SolidWorks, the problem returns upon reloading of the project assembly.
I saw this mentioned here:
...but it wasn't resolved there, either.
I also have v2011 installed on this same machine.
After looking at the thread mentioned above, I reset the Toolbox default directory, as shown below:
So now, it's putting a copy of the components in this directory, yet it's not finding them anyway. The default search/find directory is a secret that SolidWorks isn't telling me, but looking for anyway, even though I've specified this directory. The default should be my active working directory, just like ALL other parts I use, and if that fails then the directory noted above. Neither are being searched/found, however.
Has anyone else seen this happen, and if so, do you know the secret directory that needs to be specified within Toolbox for a parts repository? Is it the data directory another step down, as shown in the image above? Would that really matter?