RMB at top of the feature tree,
and select from menu "List External Refs.."
and delete/break as required
hope this helps- have a good'n kelef
I can break the reference, which I already did, but I see no option for deleting the reference. This external reference was created with the Cavity command, if that matters.
can you post a scrnsht of the "External Referances Panel",
or a sample/dummy file, so as to check the file- kelef
Hi Greg, What version and service pack of SolidWorks are you using? It looks like it may have been fixed in SolidWorks 2014 SP4.
SPR# 733456 Assembly rebuild error and missing external reference error in cavity feature on opening. SOLIDWORKS
Actually, My apologies, It will be fixed in SP5 which looks like won't be out until October, but if you do not have SP4, maybe try updating anyway just to see if it does help.
Summary:Follow-on from SPR 492068 and 733456. Cavity created pre-SW2010 contain thread subfeatures which cannot be deleted. Missing ref errors cannot be fixed
DS SolidWorks does not guarantee that this SPR fix will be available in the indicated future release of the
product since at this time the SPR fix has not completed QA procedures that incorporate all SPR fixes and
enhancements into a new version of our product.
I'm using 2013 X64, SP5.0. The SPR you reference doesn't really look like my problem, in any case.
I don't know if this is possible.
In cases where you're externally referencing a component face, edge, etc. for a sketch, the way to get "rid" of the reference listing is to get rid of the actual broken reference. For example, if you have an endpoint of a line set as coincident to an external edge, you can break the reference, but the coincident relation will remain dangling and broken. Therefore, your file should still show that the reference is broken. If you delete that relation, or attach it to something that's still around, this link will disappear.
In your case, there is still a Cavity feature, and it still has a "Broken" reference. Cavity is unlike many other features in that it inherently references "something" that is typically in the form of another file. Logically, I don't know how to rectify the concept of 'erasing' a Cavity reference. One of the only things that comes to mind is to make the referenced component virtual, and to redo the Cavity feature.
Hope this helps!
I suspect you are correct. I had hoped I overlooked something. I suppose I could also save the part as a step file or parasolid and run feature works after I translate it.