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  • Tyler Wheeler 8:39 am on January 27, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: Parts Disappear   

    If I open a part that is in an open assembly, the part will sometimes disappear from my assembly. If I rebuild the assembly, it will sometimes show back up. If that doesn’t work sometimes setting everything to resolved will fix it, but sometimes nothing seems to solve it except saving, closing, and reopening. The part always shows back up if I open another part but then the new part is missing. The part is still in the feature manager and is not set to hidden. I am using Solidworks 09′ SP1.

    • CBL 9:01 am on January 27, 2009 Permalink

      Probably a graphics card/driver issue.

      Which ones do you have installed?

    • Tyler Wheeler 9:23 am on January 27, 2009 Permalink

      I am using the NVIDIA Quadro FX1700 and driver version

    • Alan 9:43 am on January 27, 2009 Permalink

      The current driver for this card is

    • Mudslung 1:58 pm on January 28, 2009 Permalink

      I have noticed similar problems AFTER installing SP1. Removed SP1 and was back in business… Go figure. SP’s are suppose to “correct” or “Enhance” features not Hinder them! So far, SP2 seems to have addressed all of Sp1’s issues.

    • Mudslung 2:22 pm on January 28, 2009 Permalink

      I can offer you 1 example of the effects of SP1. Draw a simple 100mm X 50mm center point rectangle on the front plane and extrude 10mm, Offset the front face inward 10mm, now do a Cut-Extrude-Thin (midplane) about .5 thick. If the model freezes, but the rest of the interface is selectable, this is one of the problems I had.

  • Tyler Wheeler 8:06 am on December 16, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: View Port Frozen   

    The view port keeps freezing but Solidworks itself does not. Has anyone else had this issue and what did you do to correct it. My system specs are AMD Athlon 3800+ 2.4GHZ with 4GB of ram (3 1/4 that XP Recognizes), NVIDIA FX1700 graphics card, Solidworks 09′ SP1, and XP Professional SP3. I don’t notice any certain thing that causes this to happen but the program itself is not frozen just the view port.   ***Update*** I cured this probelm by rolling back my drivers to the previous version. I updated my drivers to the current drivers on the Solidworks website for the FX1700 and SLDWRKS 09′ and that was when the error occured once I thought about it.

    • JeffM 8:14 am on December 16, 2008 Permalink

      I’ve had this same problem a couple of times. The first time I fixed it by uninstalling/reinstalling the graphics driver. (Double-check to see if there isn’t a newer approved driver, too). The second time, though, I ended up doing a clean install of SolidWorks.

  • Tyler Wheeler 12:58 pm on December 15, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: Lines Through Solids   

    I keep getting lines showing through other solid parts when I zoom out on my assembly. Is there anyway to correct this issue?

    • RodUding 1:16 pm on December 15, 2008 Permalink

      I have the same problem on my Nvidia card also. I have had this for as long as I have been using SW. Lets see who else has this occur.

    • JeffM 1:22 pm on December 15, 2008 Permalink

      First thing is to check that you’re using an approved card *and* driver. Bear in mind that drivers can be system (i.e. Dell, HP) specific. Go to http://www.solidworks.com/sw/videocardtesting.html and make sure you’re up to spec.
      One other thing: if you do install another driver, be sure to uninstall the old one first.

    • CBL 2:02 pm on December 15, 2008 Permalink

      This has been a problem for a looong time. Especially when using thin material or sections.

      I don’t believe it is card specific, but have no data to back that up.

    • twheeler 2:15 pm on December 15, 2008 Permalink

      I should have said to begin with that I am using the NVIDIA FX1700 with the most current driver. This seems to be when I have a thin piece of sheet metal in close proximity to another part.

    • Chris Serran 2:17 pm on December 15, 2008 Permalink

      I see this as well and as CBL pointed out, it’s from thin sections and has been happening for a long time.

    • JeffM 2:37 pm on December 15, 2008 Permalink

      Yup, what CBL and Chris said…don’t know why it happens.

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