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What's Wrong?

View rebuild errors and warnings in part and assembly documents. Model geometry is created when warnings occur, but not if errors are present.

Some common rebuild errors include:

  • Dangling Dimensions or Relations. Dimensions or relations to an entity that no longer exists
  • Features 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:

Icon Description
FM_down_arrow2.gif 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 red.
fm_whats_wrong_x.png 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 red.
FM_down_arrow.gif 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.
fm_exclamation_point.png 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 FM_down_arrow2.gif 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 with What's Wrong:

  • Right-click the sketch, feature, part, or assembly name and select What’s Wrong?
The What's Wrong dialog box appears automatically when the error is first generated.

The dialog box includes columns that display:

Type Error fm_whats_wrong_x.png or Warning fm_exclamation_point.png.
Feature The name of the feature and its icon in the FeatureManager design tree.
Preview If the Preview icon appears in the column, click the icon to see the corresponding feature highlighted in the graphics area.
Help 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.
Description An explanation of the error or warning.

Click column headers to reorder the messages.

The dialog box includes the following check boxes:

Show errors Displays error messages.
Show warnings Displays warning messages.
Display What's Wrong during rebuild Automatically displays errors each time you rebuild the model. This option affects only the current SOLIDWORKS session.
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