How do I find a cyclic reference in Solidworks?

How do I find references in Solidworks?

Lists files referenced by the active part, assembly, or drawing document.

Find References Dialog Box

  1. Click File > Find References.
  2. Click Copy files.
  3. Set options in the Pack and Go dialog box and click Save.
  4. Click Close.

What is a circular reference in Solidworks?

A circular reference happens when the dimensions or relations in a part reference another part, and that second part also references the first part. This phenomenon can happen when using “Top Down Modelling” which means parts are designed using the geometry of other parts, to ensure fit.

How do you find external references in Solidworks?

To open the External References dialog box: In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click the top-level assembly or a subassembly, and click External References. Lists all components and features with external references hierarchically based on the assembly structure.

What is cyclic reference in PDM?

A Circular reference occurs when two or more components, in an assembly, share external references in a way that a rebuild of one component necessitates a rebuild of another component(s). If PDM is involved, circular references will prevent the check-ins.

How do I fix references in SOLIDWORKS?

Replacing Broken References

  1. Select a file with a broken reference.
  2. Click Tools > Update References . …
  3. Select a reference to replace and click Edit > Replace File.
  4. In the Replace File dialog box, browse to the file that will replace the broken reference.
  5. Click Open.
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How do I fix a solidworks rebuild error?

To control the rebuild action:

  1. Click Options (Standard toolbar) or Tools, Options.
  2. Select Stop, Continue, or Prompt for When rebuild error occurs, then click OK.

What are conflicting contexts in Solidworks?

When trying to add relations between parts in an assembly, you might come across the error “Cannot use selection. Allowing this selection would create conflicting context.” This happens usually because the sketch or feature that you are editing already contains relations with another part within the assembly.

How do I turn off external references in SOLIDWORKS?

Click No External References (Assembly toolbar). Click Tools > Options > System Options > External References, and select Do not create references external to the model.

How do you delete a reference in SOLIDWORKS?

To remove the reference:

  1. Open the drawing or drawing template that contains the unwanted file reference.
  2. Expand the View Palette.
  3. Find and select the the part or assembly that is the unwanted file reference in the drop-down menu.
  4. Click on the ‘Clear All’ button (the red ‘X’).
  5. Save the drawing file, and check into PDM.
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