Are you seeing empty views when opening a SOLIDWORKS Drawing? Where did the Views and Annotations go? In this tech tip I’ll describe the blank view problem and provide a solution.
If the urge to swear out loud is overpowering at this point, then we understand your pain. What likely happened is that the referenced model(s) have been moved from their previous folder to another one, but the drawing wasn’t informed of this change, and so it opens with blank views because the referenced model is not where the drawing expects it to be.
If the drawing was open while the model was saved to the new location, then there wouldn’t be this issue…the drawing’s references would be updated. Same as if the model were moved in Windows using right-click > SOLIDWORKS > Move > update where used.
The drawing should now open with all views populated, and all annotations present!
Content contributed by John Lee, CSWE; Javelin Technologies
Categories: Design, SOLIDWORKS 2021, Tips & Tricks