Secret SolidWorks Command?
Do you know about the “secret” Forced Rebuild command? I say secret, because there is no menu item for it; it is only accessed by hitting CTRL-Q. It does everything Rebuild does, and much more!
A Forced Rebuild rebuilds the entire feature tree from the beginning, unlike the regular Rebuild command, which only rebuilds what has changed since the last Rebuild.
Well, John Setzer of Graphics/Systems has a post on their blog, SOLIDNotes, regarding the differences between these two Rebuild commands. He goes into a lot of detail on how the Rebuild commands walk through the file and what sections of the file are affected by each command.
I will admit that I hardly ever use the regular Rebuild command; CTRL-Q is just ingrained in me now…
So, if you don’t know about CTRL-Q (and I have come across many who do not) or just want to learn more about how the Rebuild commands work, head on over there and check it out!