1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 11, 2014 11:53 AM by Eddie Pellegrin

    Problem inserting Model View in Drawing

    John Fair

      Sometimes when I create a drawing and try to insert a Model View (start command when creating new drawing is checked), I select an assembly that often I had just saved and closed prior to creating the drawing, SW thinks for a few seconds and I get a save dialog to save the (modified) assembly.  The one I just saved and closed?  How could it be modified?  Doesn't matter if I save or not, the view is not created.  Any one else experience this?  Fix?  It really triggers my Solidwork Induced Tourettes.


      I don't need a work around, I just want to know why this happens.

        • Re: Problem inserting Model View in Drawing
          Eddie Pellegrin

          I experience this everyday. I notice that Solidworks loves to rebuild, sometimes for nothing at all. If this is an assembly, sometimes one component deep inside the assembly may want to be rebuilt for whatever reason, causing Soliworks to want to resave the rebuilt version of this file. It can be a pain to find out which part is causing the rebuilt flag, but what I started doing (if you use Solidworks PDM) I look at my PDM add-in window and look for a "Pencil". This is a flag for a file that has been edited but not saved. Usually opening up and saving this file and treeing all the way back up to my main assembly will fix this flag. Hope this helps. Here is a screen shot of the PDM add-in and symbol list.