when I open a model it is all black and I don't have any black appearances. what is causing this?
There may be no lights or the lights might be turned off.
Could be caused by using a non-approved graphics card and or driver.
Run the SOLIDWORKS Rx > Diagnostics tool to verify their status.
I have had this happen as well- though it only happened with 1 configuration of a part. Lights didn't fix it.
I created another configuration (from a known good one) and the new one was fine (not all black)... Luckily there was little difference between the two configurations. This would not be a viable workaround if the configurations were substantially different from one another.
Try deselecting the Link Display States To Configurations option.
Shaded views black (model not black)
I realise that thread refers to older versions of SW, but may still be applicable.
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