Is it doing still after restarting SWX? Rebooting?
Are others having the same issues with the same files?
Also, it may be a graphics card/driver issue.
When I sent the package to the vendor's technical support....they gave back the infamous reply of, "it's not doing that here."
That was about the extent of the support....so far, I'm getting more from this Forum as far as insight and tips.
Being as I was on Sp1, of 2015, they basically recommended to patch up to Sp5....about the same as saying they did not know what caused it, and to uninstall and reinstall the software. I had planned to do that anyway, with the SP update. That resolved it, but now it's back. Very frustrating....
I have already checked my "Selection Filters".....is set to "Select" - selects sketch entities, edges, vertices, components, and so on.....
My original graphics card was causing problems in a major way....not with Solidworks, but graphics display.
So, this workstation kind of recently had a graphics card change.....trying to recall if this original issue presented itself before or after.
The original graphics card was an NVIDIA Quadro 4000
Was replaced with an NVIDIA Quadro K2200
I've had the same issue, intercad told me it was my 3D connexion driver and it had to be updated. My IT guru updated it and it seemed to disappear. But no it came back. I have 2016 sp2 now and it still does it.
Temp. Solution was to go to settings, Display/Selection, and check the 'Dynamic highlight from graphics view'. That will fix it until it happens again.
I've had that same problem in about version 2006 but not as frequent as now.
I wish someone at Solid works would fix it, but they think it's not their problem. The peripherals we use causes the problem.
OK, David....and others.
That was the "magic bullet"....checking the "Dynamic Highlighting from Graphics View".
Wish I had posted to the Forum the first time......was good to update to latest service pack anyway.
I'm certain this was not an option that I unchecked. Curious that a peripheral could turn that off.
You fellows have saved me some time this morning and a certain amount of frustration. Will keep this in mind for the future.
So far, it is only my workstation that has had the issue.
Being as that was relatively easy to discover here, I'm disappointed in the tech support at the vendor we pay annual maintenance and support to, to be more on the ball with the issue. More on that topic in the "new licensing and upgrade policy" section of this Forum.
Thanks again !
If you just lost the orange highlighting that can be fixed. See #6 at Frequently Asked Forum Questions . If that's not it, then that sounds to me like something rebooting might fix, as Chris suggested.
It's not just losing the orange highlighting....try as I may, SolidWorks will not correctly recognize entity picks to properly place a dimension.
In effect....am unable to perform any dimensioning on a drawing.
Yes, it still does this even after rebooting the workstation and re-starting SolidWorks....
Have you checked to make sure you're using the correct driver for the new graphics card (Graphics Card Drivers | SOLIDWORKS )? And not to blindly defend your VAR, but if they said "it's not doing that here" at least you know that the problem is specific to your machine and not a problem with the files, although I would expect them to continue to help get the problem resolved.
I know you said you had updated to sp 5, but you might need to completely wipe SolidWorks off your machine and then re-install sp 5. I'm sure you've already thought of that, but I don't know of anything else to try.
Glen.....thanks....you also had the correct tip earlier.
Please see my reply to David....
Have a great day