Rebuild

SOLIDWORKS Rebuild Commands

SOLIDWORKS Rebuild

When you are working with SOLIDWORKS you may see the rebuild icon next to some of the features every once in a while. This means that SOLIDWORKS needs to rebuild the model in order for the dimensional changes to take effect. The SOLIDWORKS Rebuild Command…

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How to repair a Corrupt SOLIDWORKS Electrical Drawing file

If an electrical schematic drawing ever becomes corrupt you may see the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Unknown File Format error messages shown below when attempting to open the drawing file. These error messages are an indication that there has been some form of file corruption within the…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Rebuild All Configurations in a single step

SOLIDWORKS 2017 introduces the ability to rebuild all configurations in a single step.  This allows you to quickly ensure that all configurations are fully up to date, without having to activate each configuration and rebuild or add the rebuild/save mark (available in previous versions). There are…

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Find the weakest link! Which assembly component(s) takes the longest to rebuild?

Have you ever been in this situation? Upon opening your assembly you get a prompt suggesting that would be a good idea to rebuild it. You follow the advice and hit the little stoplight icon, hoping that rebuilding the model will not take longer than…

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