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Why?

Question asked by Dan Golthing on Nov 15, 2018
Latest reply on Dec 6, 2019 by Tom Helsley

Ask your "why" questions here.  I'll start...

 

Why...does SolidWorks, when I initiate a cut, more often than not go away from the part and give me the "intended cut does not intersect the model??  If the software knows where the model is, why doesn't it default to the valid direction??!!

 

Why...does SolidWorks place pop-ups (intended to make life easier) more often than not on the screen in the exact place where I need to select something, requiring me to move the pop-up out of the way before completing the command?!

 

Why is the green check mark and the red X so small and close together...there's room to spread them out.  I'm sure I'm not the only one that occasionally hits the wrong one.  After all, don't we hit these buttons hundreds of times a day?  Why not make them that much easier.

 

Why are the icons on the command manager spread out more nicely so that they are bigger and easier to hit?  There's a ton of wasted space to the right of the command manager.  You probably wouldn't need the horrible fly-out icons if everything were better spread out.

 

Why is there no one working on SolidWorks development team as critical as I and some of you other observant individuals are?

 

I'm still on 2018, so I'm guessing that most of this stuff is already fixed in 2019.

 

Please ask your additional questions regarding the idiosyncrasies of SolidWorks below.

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