What happened to all the features of the parts? and why do the icons have blue feather looking thing next to them?
They've changed to Lightweight to make your assembly work faster. That was my first question on the forum: https://forum.solidworks.com/message/132631#132631.
I see anoying but usefull thanx mate
There is a setting in Options to keep it from happening. I'm at home now and don't have SW here to look it up, but it shouldn't be hard to find.
so how come the referance drawings arent showing after I resolve the part?
You should be able to right-click on the sketch in the tree and select the "Show" icon (eyeglasses).
Thats what I do whether sketch is hidden or shown the glasses I get nothing. You see the sketch is blue meaning its visible but still I get nothing in main view. It is very important because the sketch contains the center of part and pased on those centers thats where other dimensions are calculated from. still I get nothing.
Check the drop-down on the View icon in the heads-up display at the top of the graphics area and see if they're turned off there. Also check the settings in View at the very top of your monitor.
Yeah I got it you were right View > untick HIde all types
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