Last month I wrote a blog entry titled “New “Virtual Component” functionality in SolidWorks 2008″ hoping to CLEAR UP some of the confusion that was going on with customers switching to SolidWorks2008. But a week or so ago I realized an important new OPTION that you probably want to have turned on for the new “Virtual Component” functionality to flow better…
Under TOOLS–OPTIONS–SYSTEM OPTIONS–EXTERNAL REFERENCES you should probably TURN ON the option “Update component names when documents are replaced”. Otherwise when you change the name of (or save internally) a virtual component the name IN THE TREE will NOT update !!
If you need more explanation about the new “Virtual Component” functionality in SolidWorks 2008 please see my blog entry from March 2008.
Application Engineer, CSWP 3DVision Technologies