What does a feather mean in SOLIDWORKS?

What does a blue feather mean in Solidworks?

Yesterday I did an assembly drawing and all looked good, I even printed it and it was nice and clear. This afternoon I opened the assembly and every sub assembly has a blue feather and the main assembly is “fuzzy” looking. A search tells me the blue feather means things are suppressed.

What does lightweight mean in Solidworks?

Both parts and subassemblies can be lightweight. When a component is fully resolved, all its model data is loaded in memory. When a component is lightweight, only a subset of its model data is loaded in memory. The remaining model data is loaded on an as-needed basis.

How do you resolve lightweight components in Solidworks?

For a single component, right-click the component and select Set to Lightweight. For an entire assembly, right-click the top level assembly icon and select Set Resolved to Lightweight. For a subassembly and its components, right-click the subassembly icon and select Set Resolved to Lightweight.

How do you turn off automatic loading of lightweight parts in Solidworks?

Click Tools > Options > System Options > Performance. Under Assemblies, select Always for Resolve lightweight components.

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What is SpeedPak solidworks?

SpeedPak creates a simplified configuration of an assembly without losing references. If you work with very large and complex assemblies, using a SpeedPak configuration can significantly improve performance while working in the assembly and its drawing.

How do I turn off large assembly in Solidworks?

To turn Large Assembly Settings on or off: Click Large Assembly Settings (Assembly toolbar) or Tools > Large Assembly Settings. When Large Assembly Settings is on, Large Assembly Settings appears on the status bar.

What are lightweight components?

A lightweight component has no native screen resource of its own, so it is “lighter.” A lightweight component relies on the screen resource from an ancestor in the containment hierarchy, possibly the underlying Frame object.

How do you handle large assemblies in Solidworks?

You can also edit the locations of the listed files.

  1. 2) Creating Sub-Assemblies.
  2. 3) In Context Features.
  3. 4) Use SpeedPak Configurations.
  4. 5) Make Simple Configurations of Parts and Assemblies.
  5. 6) Use Patterns.
  6. 7) Limit the use of Helical Sweeps and Threads.
  7. 8) Save Files to the Latest Version.

How do assemblies work in Solidworks?

To create an assembly from a part:

  1. Click Make Assembly from Part/Assembly (Standard toolbar) or File > Make Assembly from Part. An assembly opens with the Insert Component PropertyManager active.
  2. Click in the graphics area to add the part to the assembly. SOLIDWORKS makes the first component fixed.

How do I delete a camera in Solidworks?

To uninstall a product:

  1. On the Uninstall screen, ensure that the product is selected. If you uninstall all products, the Solidworks Installation Manager is also uninstalled.
  2. Clear the products you do not want to remove. …
  3. Choose whether to perform a custom or complete uninstall. …
  4. Click Remove Items.
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