I have checked to see if the part is transparent, or has a different appearance. I have removed all appearances, checked the display panel, nothing. The part appears as if it is stuck in wire frame display mode. Any ideas on how to change this?
Can you share the file?
edit: Sometimes the bodies are hidden. Check the bodies folder to see if it/they are hidden in the part.
some ideas: Try open up the part:
I tried the above with no luck. I am using solidworks 2015 and everything was fine until I used simulation and changed the mesh. When I went back to the part it was in wireframe and I can't change it. Unfortunately I can't share the model.
If you click on the model tab, does the part come back?
Are you trying to edit the part in an assembly, if you are there is a setting in Tools/Options/Display/Selection
or is your part in edit mode
Appearances can be tricky due to the number of ways they can be applied. If an appearance has been applied to a surface, it can be overriding the body or feature appearance and hiding the part.
I am in the model tab.
I did remove all appearances and that did nothing.
This is what it looks like note I have selected display style as solid.
Right click on all the features to see if this was selected be mistake....
Illumination is set to zero.
Nothing is transparent.
1. You see that my part is transparent and you see the transparent icon is in the Transparency Icon is turned on in the Feature Tree.
2. The program will not allow me to change it here, even if I try. It clearly shows Clear Transparency is on, but I can click on it all day and nothing happens.
3. Go to Options > Document Properties > Model Display > Shading > Advanced
Check to make sure that your Transparency is 0.
Thanks for the reply, I checked the above it is zero.
Strangely if I roll back to the first operation (revolve), delete and use the same sketch to create another revolve it is fine. I have checked the transparency settings and have not come across anywhere where it wasn't zero. So unless someone can explain this I am going to chalk this up to a solidworks bug.
Would it be possible to share the file?
What about saving a copy of the part, deleting features that you consider IP matter. Upload it e.g. with the revolve feature, and if it still is stuck in transparent, allow us to play with it. You can even change dimensions if you feel more confident with that.
Keep us posted, it got me stumped...
Things to check... which I think you already did..
1. Tools/Options (check all the option pages and look for anything with transparency)
2. Check every feature (if you can pin point it to one part) right click and check transparency
3. In the appearances tab, which is next to the configurations tab, check colors etc
4. Last but least, when you click on the configurations tab, look at the bottom where it displays the the "Display States"
Other than that, share a part if you can....
Sorry can't share the part.
Unfortunately the import sketch that everything is based on is IP.
I spent about 20 hours trying to figure this out. I'm 100% positive the part is not transparent. There is nothing that I am aware of that would indicate this part is transparent. My workaround is to delete the revolve feature and then redo it. It works, it's not perfect but I can't figure out what went wrong!
Those are the ones that really suck, "the gotta be something part"
Is there a second workstation you can open the part on? Same behavior?
I seem to be having a similar problem. I attached a copy of the part. It became invisible in an assembly when I tried to open appearances. I did not edit the appearance.
Woody,,, In your case all your features are hidden.
Edit:.. Wanted to add... If you press the "shift & tab" keys with your cursor in the work area the anything you cursor is over will unhide. With these keys held down move your cursor around in the work area and see the magic.
Another edit:... Apparently the shift/tab combination does not work with 2015. I did it originally in 2017. Opened your file in 2015 and the best I could come up is the "Hide/Show Bodies" command. This does work well to unhide everything.
"Appearances can be tricky"
You said a mouthful there...
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