I am having trouble being able to save my SolidWorks file as a Composer file without having missing parts. I have an assembled elevator model, so it has a lot of components in it. When I open the file in Composer it is missing a lot of parts from the assembly. Is it because there are too many parts? Or did something new happen to the 2018 version? This never happened when I had the 2017 version.


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Last comment By: Nadia Shea   Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:58:13 GMT
Re: How to convert a SolidWorks 2018 file into a SolidWorks Composer 2018 file without missing parts?

Hi,

If you can share the SOLIDWORKS data or images, probably that will help.

By: Sandip Dumbare  Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:18:24 GMT
Re: How to convert a SolidWorks 2018 file into a SolidWorks Composer 2018 file without missing parts?

Hi

 

Typically this happens when Large Assembly Mode/ Lightweight mode is active.

 

Before opening the file If you have SOLIDWORKS installed on the machine turn this off under System Options > Assemblies and also make sure than under System Options Perfomance "auotmatically load components lightweight" is also turned off.

 

This was always reccomened but became more important with changes that were made during the 2018 release. If you don't have SOLIDWORKS installed then it is a bit more complicated as it needs changes in the Windows registry

 

Alan

By: Alan Sweetenham  Wed, 05 Dec 2018 12:27:54 GMT
Re: How to convert a SolidWorks 2018 file into a SolidWorks Composer 2018 file without missing parts?

Are you saving the SMG file from SolidWorks? or importing the Assembly file into Composer?

 

Are the file truly missing or just set to not show? Compare the assembly tree in Composer to the tree in SOLIDWORKS.

 

It's not 2018, but your import options probably changed up a bit in Composer and they are critical to Composer process and success.

 

Have you tested to see if you can replicate this behavior on another machine? You might have a bad install.

By: Nadia Shea  Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:58:13 GMT
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