3 Replies Latest reply on May 14, 2014 7:58 AM by Michael Voysey

    Right click < show hidden lines

    Michael Voysey

      I'm having some trouble with SolidWorks and I was wondering if anyone has come across this problem and had a work around for it:


      This is what I used to be able to do:

      When editing a part you can select to choose to show hidden sketches or hide them

      When in an assembly you can select the sketch within a part and choose to show or hide sketches (contained within the part)


      That's all fine up until today when I try and do this from an assembly it won't show the sketch I want to display, but it works when I load the part independently from the assembly


      I have found this on the forum:




      I am using SolidWorks Student Edition 2013-2014

        • Re: Right click < show hidden lines
          Glenn Schroeder

          In your assembly, click the drop-dwon arrow beside the eyeglasses icon on your heads-up display.  Sketches may be un-selected.


          show sketch heads-up.png

            • Re: Right click < show hidden lines
              Michael Voysey

              I hadn't tried that but still no luck, It is only showing two items to select, see image below:




              Things I have tried to show the make visible:


              Selecting the main project item

              Tried selecting the part

              Tried selecting the sketch I want to show


              Still no joy


              Just a bit more details, when I first load the assembly it loads each sub part as light weight, but I set them to resolved (don't know if that is going to be performance related only). But I have tried both in light weight mode and resolved still no luck (that include setting all other parts to light weight just leaving the desired one resolved)