2 Replies Latest reply on May 30, 2014 6:16 PM by Mark Bund

    Assemblies/Parts disappearing (SW 2014 SP 3.0)

    Mark Bund



      We are having a strange issue with some of our parts.  When I open up an assembly (large, >greater than 1000 items typically), And then I go open a subassembly from there, sometimes when I get in to the subassembly, parts are missing from the view.  They remain in the feature tree, but with no "+" next to them.  Supressing and unsupressing fixes it, as does setting lightweight to resolved in the top level assembly. 


      However, this is sometimes not feasible because once I open more than one assembly, things slow down dramatically when everything is resolved.  It takes a very long time to resolve thousands of components, and many of them are simple hardware items (rivets, bolts, nuts etc).


      Also, when I do have large assembly mode active, it reaches that limit (500 let's say), activates large assembly mode, and then I am unable to resolve components after that.  They refuse to resovle, and I cannot edit a part in context (or even show sketches from that part).


      This did not happen in 2013 Sp 3.0.  It's a rather big issue for us right now (well for me it is, once my colleagues start in to some big assemblies soon, they will find it's a problem too). 


      Did SW change the limit on resolved components from being assembly specific to globally limiting ?  I have never been restricted from resolving components no matter how many items I had open. 

        • Re: Assemblies/Parts disappearing (SW 2014 SP 3.0)
          Mark Bund

          1 further calrification; it seems as though lightweight components are the real culprit.  Even the same assembly, if I open it and a subassembly is resolved (not lightweight) will open and refresh fine in the top level assembly.  Once it is set to lightweight, if I switch back, it's hit or miss whether it will appear in the assembly or not.


          I have tested a problem assembly on 3 different computers, with fresh installs as well as custom registry setting installs, always the same thing.

          • Re: Assemblies/Parts disappearing (SW 2014 SP 3.0)
            Mark Bund

            Solved.  Completely a networking issue (I'm not faulting our network, but I think something has changed in the way SW 2014 resolves components (for performance enhancements)).  Working across the network is the issue, working completely locally I was unable to crash or have items vanish after a few hours of intense working with 50+ separate parts open.


            Parts are not resolving correctly across a network.