Where is the freeze bar in Solidworks?
To turn on the freeze bar, click Tools > Options > System Options > General and select Enable Freeze bar. To freeze features: Move the pointer over the freeze bar.
How do you lock a feature in Solidworks?
Open the System Options, and on the General page check Enable Freeze bar. This adds the Freeze bar to the design tree in the Feature Manager. Drag the bar below the features you want to lock. Release your left mouse button, and the features are locked.
What is a freeze bar?
The freeze bar controls the point at which a part’s FeatureManager design tree rebuilds. Features above the freeze bar are frozen – you cannot edit them, and they are excluded from rebuilds of the model. Freezing a portion of a model can be useful if you work with complex models with many features.
How do you lock a SolidWorks file?
To lock files in SOLIDWORKS and DraftSight: In the Collaborative Sharing pane, hover over the file image, click the down arrow , and select Lock.
Why are features locked SolidWorks?
This is because SolidWorks needs to keep track of the external references applied in the assembly and if a rebuild is applied to a part that is referenced by other parts this will in turn cause the referenced parts to rebuild.
Why are my SOLIDWORKS files read-only?
The most common cause of this issue is a conflict between the way SOLIDWORKS handles multi-user environments and the way that SOLIDWORKS PDM does. SOLIDWORKS uses its built-in Collaboration features, which mark a file as read-only in the SOLIDWORKS System to prevent two users from modifying it at the same time.
How do I unlock a SOLIDWORKS file?
To unlock a locked object, click File > Unlock. The Check Out command automatically removes the lock from an object. The CAD worker ignores the Automatically lock objects added to workspace preference and successfully publishes the CAD documents, which are locked.
How do you lock a view in SOLIDWORKS?
Lock View Position allows you to fix the drawing view in place. Right-click anywhere in the drawing view and select Lock View Position.