The pointing system for sketch entities in SolidWorks 2016, is a very small cross. Is there any way to increase the size?
Can you be more specific ?
Can you post an image ?
What is your graphic card and driver ?
What is the resolution you are running on?
In previous releases the sketch pointing system was a pencil. Now is a imperceptible small cross.
I can't send a picture because I need a program to capture the mouse pointer.
We encountered such behavior on older SP (2015) and was related to selection mode box or lasso. Set it to box.
For capturing you can use PicPik - is free
in sketch editor the pencil pointer was a good impact on viewer. i always searched in google Solidworks sketch mouse pointer to use in another softwares!!
how can i change it back, in version 2016 ?
If you are running Windows 7 or higher. Just use the Snipping Tool. open the Windows icon and start typing snipping. it should show up in listing. ;-)
This is also something that really frustrates me.
Autocad 2.6 had user configurable crosshairs back in 1980.
They are just changing without thinking enough or asking the users.
Even while the beta testers almost all did not like the new 2016
colors they still implement it.
Solidworks has lost contact with it's users.
The only enhancerequest I have would be that
"USER DRIVEN ENHANCEMENTS" that they did have in
the past but not anymore.
I raised an enhancement on this before Christmas, waiting to hear back on it still i shall give it a nudge.
personally i prefer the cross hair as it seems more precise but scaling it would be nice, certainly had a few customers mention it to me
there is also an SPR requesting going back to the old pencil style.SPR 916477
I have found myself mis-"placing" the cursor regularly, especially when drawing lines, post-2016 upgrade. I wasn't sure why, until I finally figured it out: this cursor change is why. Please add another +1 for the "not a fan of the tiny cross" UI change. It's precision is appreciated, but it's far too faint, relative to the drawing tool icon it travels with.
The folks at SolidWorks are working on this. See near the bottom of Tom Spine's response #152 atSOLIDWORKS 2016 User Interface .
Just an extra point on this it appears my enhancment to allow the cursor to scale has been converted to a regular SPR so people will have to ask their VAR (reseller) to add them to it i can't find it under enhancement requests in the customer portal.
Interesting the comment above by Cass about it being to faint also, perhaps the colour needs changing as well as the size?
the existing request for the ability to change back to the pencil looks like it is an enhancement request, so everyone should be able to vote via the customer portal.
SPR 916477: User Interface - General, Enhancement: Ability to change the sketch cross hair back to the pencil icon
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