How do I keeo my assemblies from loading with the light weight option please? I resolve them. Then upon coming back the next day and loading the assembly, I am back to the feathers again. This is a huge pain. Please help.
Verify under Tools / Options / Performance Tab - That "Automatically load components lightweight" is not checked.
My "automatically load components to lightweight" button is checked but it is grayed out and will not let me uncheck it. How do I remove the gray so I can uncheck it? I changed the prompts to always load resolved but they still come in lightweight. I think it is because i still have that box checked that I CANNOT un check.
When you go to open the file make sure it is set to resolved and not lightweight.
Also you can change the resolve lightweight components to always in the options menu
Hope this helps,
Check the settings under Tools > Options > Assemblies > Large assemblies. The number of components may be set too low.
Before opening the assembly I was able then to uncheck the box that was previously grayed out. It still loaded lightweight though. When I bumped up the # from 500 to 1000 parts in the large assembly it then loaded resolved. It was the darn PCB asm that was given to me by the EE's and all their components on the PCB that sent me into the lightweight mode.
Thanks to all of you that replied.
Have a good day.
If you are able to, save the PCB assy as a part with the All components option. That will give you a multibody part which should be much smaller and keep you out of the LAM.
Just a heads up on Kelvin's suggestion of saving the PCB assembly as a part. We tried this a number of years ago, probably in SW2004 or earlier, and gave up on it. I haven't tried it with later versions, so it may be a great idea now. Back then it would take about an hour to convert the PCA to a part. That would have been OK if the part had performed better than the assembly, but it actually performed worse. Rebuilds of the top level assembly took longer with the part than with the assembly.
I would love to hear how this works for others.
Sid, just curious. Why don't you like lightweight components?
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