Hello Out There,
When I go to modify a part in my assembly, the yellow ghost image of the model I'm Editing appears away from my sketch. Is there a way to correct this?
Please post a screenshot of what you are seeing. Include the Feature Manager or give a separate screenshot.
Have you used a Scale or Move/Copy Body feature?
I have included a snapshot for you to take a look at. In this case all the feature manager shows is just a revolve and the sketch I'm modifying withing the Assembly Structure. There's nothing out of the ordinary. As you can see from the pictures, the sketch is in a different location from the Yelow image. In some assemblies it's fine, others it shoots out like this one. It's a bit annoying. I tried to put a picture in here of the feature manager tree for you but it didn't make it. I did not use the process you are asking about. Thank you for your time.
What are your computer system specs? Video card and driver?
Can you post your part/assembly for us to look at? Use the Advanced Editor link on the upper right of the dialog box.
Hopefully you can see the computer Specs down below. My appologies I don't know what dialog box your refering to.
Thanks for the info....
What video card and driver are you using? Run the SolidWorks Rx tool to find that info.
The dialog box you typed your response in. The upper right corner you will find the Advanced Editor link. You can post files with that link.
Here is the information that you requested.
What did the Rx report?
According to the SW web page http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/videocardtesting.html you should be using the 8.911.3.1 driver http://www.solidworks.com/downloads/videocarddriver/ati/FirePro_8.911.3.1_VistaWin7_X32X64_132089.exe (assuming you are running SW13)
You will need to ZIP & post all the components with the assy. Pack & Go is often the best tool for that.
To add to Kelvin's post. We do not need all of the parts in your assemby. Post the main housing and the end cap you are having issues with.
I did install the driver update you sent and it's still having the same issue. I also purged the assembly and have just 2 parts in the new file here, including the one having an issue. As I mentioned before, there were a few other assemblies that I was having the same issue with.
Still no parts included. They have to be zipped with the assy file.
My appologies Kelvin. I went ahead and did the pack and go to create the zip file this time for you.
Looks good on my machine.
I guess I have a problem with my system then. Thank you Kelvin, and you also Anna for all your help. Hopefully I can find an answer to what the problem is. I'm open to any suggestions................
Hmmm.... hard to say what the issue may be then. Time to get in touch with your VAR.
With no files open, go to Tools > Options > System Options > Performance and select the Use software OpenGL option.
If the problem is fixed, that proves the card or driver is at fault.
If the problem is not fixed, you may have deeper problems with either SW or Windows.
Had to step away for awhile. I'll go ahead and try your instructions as soon as I can. I'm currently trying to finish up some analysis.
Finally got a chance to try the OpenGL option you mentioned. It's grayed out on my system. I've tried turning on and off other buttons on that dialog box to see if I could get it to work, no such luck. Is there something I need to do on my end to make that selectable?
I believe that typically means that SolidWorks thinks you don't have an approved video card capable of handling the OpenGL (as long as you didn't have ANY files open!!). Then definitely something amiss here. Like Anna said, get in touch with your VAR would probably be best option at this point.
Check the Help file for more details on the Use Software OpenGL option. There is also a little known tip on simply decreasing the hardware acceleration instead of fully disabling it.
I've seen this issue on and off. Not that it'll be any help, but it seems that the yellow 'preview' of the part is using the part coordinate system, rather than the assy coordinate system. Not sure it that makes any sense, but if a point is at, say 1', 1", 3" (x, y, z) in the part, the preview will show it at 1', 1", 3" in the assembly, even though the part in the assembly may be 20ft away. It is odd, but I've kind of gotten used to it.
I ended up closing the files I had open and was able to select the OpenGL option. I tried once again to modify the part and the yellow preview is still shooting off to the side. I will be contacting the SW VAR.
Thanks Everyone for all your efforts to help. Greatly appreciated.
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