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Directional Lights Turn Off Unexpectedly

Question asked by Andrew Johnson on Jul 24, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 24, 2019 by Keith Kozak

Since upgrading to SolidWorks 2015, I've had two co-workers have an issue where some lights in their assembly are turned off without their input (at least that we know of).

 

The lighting setup in our assembly template includes 1 ambient light and 2 directional lights, all turned on. When this issue occurs, the ambient light remains on but the two directional lights are turned off.

 

Is there a shortcut that I'm not aware of that might be doing this?

 

EDIT:

I've noticed that even when I turn the lights on, the lights appear off in 'View Selector' mode (when View Selector cube is enabled). Sometimes when I select a view, it shuts off the lights in my assembly. Sometimes it doesn't.. Seems like a bug. Now I'm curious if anyone else is seeing this. I haven't found anything on the forums.

 

Normal Lighting

lightingNormal.PNGlightingNormalSettings.PNG

View Selector

lightingViewCube.PNG

After Selecting View

lightingAfterViewSelection.PNGlightingIncorrectSettings.PNG

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