Mon assemblage SOLIDWORKS a disparu après la suppression de mes partenaires !

Article by Griffin Pacey updated May 6, 2024

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Vous est-il déjà arrivé de supprimer vos compagnons dans un assemblage SOLIDWORKS et de voir soudain l'assemblage SOLIDWORKS disparaître ? Eh bien, vous n'êtes pas le seul et c'est une solution facile à mettre en œuvre !

  • Let’s first make sure everything’s still there (which it probably is). Right-click on any assembly component and then select “Zoom to Selection”.
Zoom to Selection of components

Zoom to Selection of components

  • Once you click “Zoom to Selection” a part or parts should appear on the screen!
  • Now if you try to spin or rotate the view, the assembly or visible parts disappear immediately, which is expected! This means that your assembly, when you deleted mates, just got spread really far apart.
    • You can also press “F” to “Fit to Screen” which might cause the assembly to disappear.

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Disappeared – Solution 1: Delete any parts that aren’t visible upon Zoom to Selection of the first part in the tree and reinsert them into the assembly.

  • In the assembly pictured below, Part 1 and Part 2 are visible when I “Zoom to Selection”, but Part 3 isn’t. This means that Part 3 is the cause of the “Disappearing Assembly” when you rotate or zoom.
Zoom to Selection

Zoom to Selection

  • To fix the “Disappearing Assembly” we’ll just click on Part 3 and type CTRL+C to copy it to the clipboard. Then we’ll move the mouse into the 3D Viewport and type CTRL+V to paste it close to the other 2 parts.
Pasting a Part

Pasting a Part

  • Now you’ll notice there are 2 instances of Part 3 in the FeatureTree. There’s Part3<1> and Part3<2>. We can delete the Part 3 <1> now that we’ve got a copy of it relocated.
Additional Part in Assembly Tree

Additional Part in Assembly Tree

  • Now with all 3 parts of this assembly in the same area, we can press “F” on the keyboard to fit the assembly to the viewport, which should have all 3 parts visible now! Now, just redo your mates and you’re all set!

 

If Solution 1 doesn’t work for your application, use Solution 2 below.


SOLIDWORKS Assembly Disappeared – Solution 2: Attach Temporary Mates to a Fixed Component

  • Rather than replacing the components as we did in Solution 1, we’re just going to reposition any components that are spread out from the “center” of the assembly.
  • In the assembly below, Part 1 and Part 2 are very close together, but Part 3 is very far away, causing zooming and rotation issues.
Part 3 is far away

Part 3 is far away

  • To reposition Part 3, let’s click on “Mate” and then “Zoom to Selection” on Part 3. Since Part 3 is circular, I’ll pick the outer face of Part 3 to mate with Part 1, which is also circular.

    Applying the mate

    Applying the mate

  • Next, I’ll “Zoom to Selection” on Part 1, with the Mate tab still active, and pick the circular face of Part 1 to complete this mate. Once I pick both faces to mate, Part 3 will snap to Part 1.
Zoom to selection

Zoom to selection

Mate to face

Mate to face

  • Now you can confirm the mate and Part 3 is back in the “center” of the assembly file. You can either keep or delete the mate, depending on your assembly type.
  • Repeat this process to bring any other parts to the “center” in order to keep the assembly from “disappearing” when you press “F” or rotate!

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Griffin Pacey

Griffin est analyste de la réussite des clients pour TriMech et possède plus de 5 ans d'expérience dans SolidWorks, à la fois en tant qu'utilisateur et en tant que technicien d'assistance.