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Parts disappearing from assembly on their own accord

Question asked by Daniel Mapp on Apr 25, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 25, 2014 by Glenn Schroeder

Have just come across a particularly strange problem with a small assembly in one of our larger design files.


When opening the top level assembly I noticed that a small bracket and card guide assembly was not displaying despite all parts being set to visible.




In the feature tree for the assembly I expanded the sub assembly in question to find that it no longer contained any parts:




Moving on from this I navigated to the assembly within windows explorer and opened the file.


The assembly displays in Solidworks for a nano second then all parts vanish and the feature tree is empty:






Is there any technical explanation for how this has happened and how/if it can be resolved?


--I'm ruling out the files being deleted as the assembly was last saved over a year ago and am assuming that if the files had been deleted they wouldn't briefly display when opening the file.--