20 Replies Latest reply on Oct 19, 2012 9:33 AM by Kevin Pymm

    Solidworks 2013 Quirky Behaviour

    Kevin Pymm



      This is just to give people a heads up in case they come across the same issue. It may be a bug Solidworks needs to sort I don't know.


      I updated to Solidworks 2013 yesterday & when I open some of my old models I get some weird looking shadows, lines & what looks like solid planes as you can see from the images below.


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      If the models are rotated the "oddities" vary by changing shape, size or vanish. I even opened the same model this morning & they appeared different from yesterday as below.


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      Below is the full model that contains the above assembly.


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      Below is a sub-assembly from the above assembly that opens without issue, I also have plenty of other large assemblies that open OK.


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      I have found that by saving the models with issues with Solidworks 2013 seems to solve the problem & they re-open fine, but it would be nice to know if anyone has any ideas what causes this. Below is a 2013 save of the first assembly above.


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      Hope this helps someone if they have similar issues.


      Loving Solidoworks 2013 so far.