I recently saved a 30+ part assembly created in solidworks 2003 to the sw2004 sp03 format, in doing so around 25 percent of the mates broke. What I mean by broke is that the paper clip symbol has 2 red lines crossing it. When you right click on any one of these broken paper clips and select the "edit feature" option what I see in the "mate selections" field is one of the surfaces defining the mate and the other surface is listed as "Face ?**invalid**". To find out if this condition is an issue, I move any one of the components that have this problem, sure enough, the part is no longer mated. Is there a way for solidworks to automatically re-attach the mates to there pre sw2004 translation condition?
18 years ago