Mate folders disappearing

This is strange. I just had a user tell me that all of a sudden the Mates
folders under each of the parts in an assy were not there any more. I went
to look, and sure enough, not there. They should be directly under the
name, before the annotations folder, but not on his. He had been using
them, changed to a different config, went to check the mates and the folders
were all gone. They were still there in the subparts, but not in the top
level parts.
I also saw this last week, but figured it was just some fluke. Restarting
SW fixed it in both instances. Anyone else seeing this?
WT
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Wayne Tiffany
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You know I was seeing something funny going on with this just yesterday but I thought I was just wrong. I think I did a view mates on a part that I know had mates but it didn't come up with anything or some of them were missing. It took me quite a bit longer to figure why the heck everything was still screwed up.
Corey
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CS
Hmm.. I wonder if it's related to the same thing that happens to me occasionally with multiple configuration descriptions...
Every now and then when I change to a different configuration, the configuration name and any description on the config I just left disappears but the icon is still there. If I switch back, it reappears and then the one I just left disappears....Has anyone seen that? Or was/is it addressed in a later SP than the one I have? (2004 SP2.1)
Scott
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Scott MacIntyre
This is related to a bug that was introduced at somepoint between 2004 SP1 & SP4. I got an SPR for it back in June; details follow:
SPR 225134 'Mates to top level assembly are not shown in feature manager for some flexible sub-assemblies.' You will be notified when this is addressed. It seems there are 2 conditions that cause this to happen.
1. The sub-assembly is flexible
2. The base component in the flexible sub-assembly is located via coincident mates to the assembly's planes.
If you delete Coincident 3,4, and 5 in the sub-assembly and fix the base component instead. the problem can be avoided.
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Michael
Maybe related, but no flexible subs in either case here.
WT
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Wayne Tiffany
That is exactly what I had a flexible sub. I guess it must just consider them top level or something and drop them.
Corey
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CS
I've seen that. I haven't seen it lately. It could be that it went away when we upgraded to SW04 SP3, but it may have happened after the switch. Kind of hard to tell on an intermittent problem.
Jerry Steiger Tripod Data Systems "take the garbage out, dear"
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Jerry Steiger
If you right click at the top of tree and select Tree Display, is View Features selected? If not select it and you should see the mate folder. I am on 2004 SP3 by the way.
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SWuser
Not quite the same thing. Upon reading my original post again I can see how you came to your conclusion. I stated that the mates folder was not there. What I failed to mention was that the mates were not there either. Sorry.
WT
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Wayne Tiffany
Gotcha. The next thing that came to mind was in the right click there is a Show Feature Detail or Show Hierarchy only...depending on which one is activated. When I toggle this it removes that mates from the bottom of the tree but not from under the parts. Sounds like you have found a bug in SP4.
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SWuser
Dang! Another oops on my part.... SW2005 SP0.1.
WT
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Wayne Tiffany
Is Monday! I missed the part that restarting fixed it. I can't wait for this day to be over.
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SWuser
I must have slept through Monday.
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