I cannot create new layers on a drawing with Solidworks 2016. When I click the button "Layer's properties" the corresponding dialogue box does not appear and the other buttons appear disabled.
I never had such a problem with Solidworks 2015.
Can you open registry (type regedit on start button)
Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SolidWorks\Solidworks 2016\User Interface\Dialogs and check the values for uiLayerDlg_c
If those are different than the ones highlighted above, then set those values to as shown in picture and try again.
Welcome to the forum. I noticed that your CommandManager is also grayed out. Do you have two SW windows open? It looks like you do, so is there a command or sketch active on the other one?
I have other windows opened but there is not any command or sketch active in those windows.
Click on the icon shown below please and see what happens. I still can't figure out why your CommandManager is grayed out.
Glenn Schroeder wrote: I still can't figure out why your CommandManager is grayed out.
Glenn Schroeder wrote:
I still can't figure out why your CommandManager is grayed out.
That could be because the layer window has gone somewhere or hidden.
Deepak Gupta wrote: Glenn Schroeder wrote: I still can't figure out why your CommandManager is grayed out.That could be because the layer window has gone somewhere or hidden.
Deepak Gupta wrote:
That would make sense.
Glenn, when I click the icon to maximize the window nothing else happens. To use SW again i have to press Esc, the window to add new layers should be somewhere, but i cannot see it.
Can you post your drawing file here?
Hi Glenn, Deepak has found the solution.
It happened with any new drawing file, therefore it had not to do with the file.
Anyway, thank you for your efforts.
Seems like the window for the layer has hidden behind screen or out of SW screen. Press Alt + Tab to see if there is any other window. Also reduce the SW screen size (drag the window to reduce size) and then check if you see any pop up window. If yes then drag that some where in the SW screen and continue working.
I have pressed Alt+Tab but there are not new windows, I have reduced SW window but I have not found any pop up window (with SW 2015 there would be a pop up window)
The add layer works fine for me on 2016 SP3.0.
Which SP you've? Did you recently changed anything ? Can you try SOLIDWORKS registry reset?
Hi Deepak, how can I see what SP do I have?
I had no problems with SW 2015 and I have recently moved to 2016.
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