• How do I make my Solidworks Menu Fonts bigger on a 4k monitor?  Win10, SW2019.

    My fonts are absolutely tiny.  I searched everywhere.  Fonts are scaled to 150% in Windows 10 on the personalize menu.   32" Monitor at 3140x2860
    Timothy Carraher
    last modified by Timothy Carraher
  • Flyout Feature Manager Tree

    Is there a way to turn the Flyout Feature Manager tree off? I can see where some might find it useful but there are 3 engineers in the company I work for and none of us like it. I find it hard to believe that we are t...
    Jeff Stanifer
    last modified by Jeff Stanifer
  • Consistently Inconsistent Solidworks UI

    I guess it's time to consolidate my whining so I don't poison the forum Add your experience. Teach me how to use SolidWorks.   Hopefully I'll learn something and help other learn something. Also help SolidWo...
    Frederick Law
    last modified by Frederick Law
  • Find lost dialog/window utility (using Autohotkey) V1.01 update

    V1.01: Changed search from beginning portion of the title is required to input any portion of the title. Hello,   I've written an Autohotkey (https://autohotkey.com/ ) script that with try to find a lost dialog...
    Kevin Chandler
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • Mouse Gesture stops working !

    Mouse gestures is disable for no reason.  Shutting down and reopening Solidworks  makes it work again ! Is this a bug or I did something caused this problem?
    Jake Bakerin
    last modified by Jake Bakerin
  • Im running SW2015 and can not find my view orientation display box, it has disappeared from my screens.  Any suggestions?

      Ive tried cranking up the resolution on my displays and moving/removing the windows task bar but still no luck.
    Joseph Middleton
    last modified by Joseph Middleton
  • Disappearing dialog boxes

    We just recently upgraded to version 2012.  The problem that I'm having is, randomly when you open a dialog box the dialog box will disappear.  The problem is the dialog box is still opened somewhere and is ...
    Steven Ducotey
    last modified by Steven Ducotey
  • Parts opening as read-only

    I'm using SolidWorks 2016 SP1.0. If I'm creating a part or assembly, I save the part, close the part and reopen. When it opens back up it is read-only. It thinks the file is open by another user. I have to close it, c...
    Joseph Palczewski
    last modified by Joseph Palczewski
  • CONTEKS: CONTExtual Keyboard Shortcuts for SolidWorks

    06/26/2019 UPDATE:Updated "CONTEKS Setup.exe" to include version number in the file name. Added Always On Top (AOT) feature to CONTEKS Editor to allow the editor and SW to sit side by side when editing keyboard short...
    Kevin Chandler
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • How can I turn off "Quick Copy" in Measure tool?

    Hello SW community!   My question is about the Measure tool. I just recently upgraded at work from SW 2015 to SW 2019 / SP 2.0. I use Measure tool frequently, as a part of process designing new parts. It has wor...
    Becky Suciu
    last modified by Becky Suciu
  • Solidworks crashes when I go to open another file

    I am using Solidworks 2018 SP5 on Windows 10 laptop. I can open the first part file without a problem, but when I go to open the second the program just disappears. it will do this several times in a row even with com...
    Mark Otteson
    last modified by Mark Otteson
  • Hole Wizard Favorites need to be reloaded all the time?

    It seems like I randomly need to reload favorites to my Hole Wizard, especially when I create a new part. Simply picking the desired favorite from the drop down list doesn't always set the hole size and countersink co...
    Eric Salvo
    last modified by Eric Salvo
  • Setting up hotkeys

    I am attempting to set up hotkeys for common operations. But this is proving to be a struggle. For me the most common tasks are: New file, Sheet metal tab & flanges, editing sketch, save   For example. To se...
    S. Leacox
    last modified by S. Leacox
  • How to switch off midpoint selection in SW 2016

    Is it possible to switch off or change behavior of new midpoint selection feature of SW2016? It`s very inconvenient for me when you want to select line but select midpoint instead.
    Igor Fomenko
    last modified by Igor Fomenko

    My settings must have changed but every time I hover over a part or make a change the part gets analyzed. I'm not sure what feature is causing this and it is slowing me down because i have to wait for it to finish ana...
    Johnny Nguyen
    last modified by Johnny Nguyen
  • Unabe to scroll to checkboxes at bottom of SW screen.

    I have a dell Inspiron 13.3" screen laptop. There are parts of the solidworks screen below the bottom of the page which I am unable to scroll to, but need to access as there are checkboxes I need to enter data into bu...
    Mark Habel
    last modified by Mark Habel
  • is it possible to float the search bar?

    Hi, is it possible to float the search bar location instead of fixed in top right side of menu bar. My idea is if it floatable, when i use shortcut key, command bar will activate and i can select the required command ...

    Anyone know how to turn off the tool tips that pop up when you hold your mouse over a button in the ribbon?
    Doug Perzyk
    last modified by Doug Perzyk
  • As of August 2018, have those issues related to 4K scaling been resolved? Considering to buy a laptop with 4K screen option.

    Hello, I am considering to buy a laptop with a 4K screen (e.g. Yoga 920 14"). Have those issues related to 4K scaling been resolved?
    Peter Cohen
    last modified by Peter Cohen
  • SW Interface Locks up When Windows Setting is Applied

    I was changing some settings in Windows and it caused my SW2019 SP2 to lock up. The only way to get out, was to mouse down and click on anything in the Windows taskbar.   It would lock up SW when I was in a part...
    Dan Bovinich
    last modified by Dan Bovinich