I am using SW2008. I noticed recently that when I click and select an item in an assembly for example, it is black. Also, relationships in sketch are black. When I select a sketch, it also turns black, etc. Any idea why?
Go to Tools/System Options/ Colors and choose a standard scheme.
Can you post some images to show what you are seeing?
That sounds like a graphics card or driver problem. What card are you using (I'm guessing a GeForce or Radeon) ... or the card could be failing.
Have you allowed any Windows updates recently?
Attached are a picture when I click to edit the sketch. The graphic card is Nvidia Quadro FX1800 and I have allowed Windows updates recently.
Maybe the Windows update changed the graphics driver to an unsuitable version. Compare what is installed to what is reccomended for your system. Approved drivers are listed at http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/videocardtesting.html
I updated with the latest driver to the graphics card. The issue remained. I went to Tools/Options/System Options/Colors and the window was empty. I selected any scheme color and the issue was resolved. I am not sure what the standard scheme is.
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