View rebuild errors and warnings
in part and assembly documents.
Model geometry is created when
warnings occur, but not if errors are present.
To control the rebuild action:
Click Options (Standard toolbar)
or Tools, Options.
or Prompt for When rebuild error occurs,
then click OK.
With Stop or Prompt,
the rebuild action stops for each error so you can fix feature failures
one at a time.
Some common rebuild errors include:
Dimensions or Relations. Dimensions or relations to an entity that no
that cannot be rebuilt, such as a fillet that is too large
You can identify rebuild errors
or warnings by icons in the FeatureManager design tree:
Indicates an error with the model. This icon appears on the document
name at the top of the FeatureManager design tree, and on the feature
that contains the error. The text of the part or feature is in
Indicates an error with a feature. This icon appears on the feature
name in the FeatureManager design tree. The text of the feature is in
Indicates a warning underneath the node indicated. This icon appears
on the document name at the top of the FeatureManager design tree, and
on the parent feature in the FeatureManager design tree whose child feature
issued the error. The text of the feature is in green.
Indicates a warning with a feature
or sketch. This icon appears on the
specific feature in the FeatureManager design tree that issued the warning.
The text of the feature or sketch is in green.
If a document or feature
has both an error and a warning, the icon is displayed.
To see an explanation of an error
or warning, hover the pointer over the item in the FeatureManager design
tree. An explanation is displayed in a tooltip.
To review errors or warnings
Right-click the sketch, feature, part, or
assembly name and select What’s Wrong?
Wrong dialog box appears automatically when the error is first
The dialog box includes columns
Error or Warning .
The name of the feature and its icon in the FeatureManager design tree.
If the Preview icon appears in the column, click the icon to see the corresponding
feature highlighted in the graphics area.
If the Help icon appears in the column, click the icon to access a help topic
with more information about the error or the feature.
An explanation of the error or warning.
Click column headers to reorder
The dialog box includes the following
errors. Displays error messages.
warnings. Displays warning messages.
What's Wrong during rebuild. Automatically displays errors each
time you rebuild the model. This option affects only the current SolidWorks
For further information on diagnosing
model errors, see Troubleshooting