Yes I have noticed a lot of issues I didn't previously have.
The screen locks up (freezes) especial when I have added info into custom properties.
I have had several crashes a ad when it just hangs and I have to do a forced shutdown.
I never had these with 2016 or 2017 sp1. I have runt the Rx and all drivers etc are up to date.
Yes, I've got this weird 'Driven' dimension tick box behaviour in SP2.0 - I haven't had time to test whether there are any 'rules' to this behaviour, or report to my VAR... didn't notice it in SP1.0 All drivers, etc correct & up to date.
I feel your pain. This has been the worst I've known for a while. I'm on 2017 sp2 and am having issues relating to start up time which is beyond 3 minutes. Drawings reading the wrong boms, custom property templates not updating, mirroring amongst others and just generally crashing at least a dozen times a day.
I really hope sp3 fixes a lot of these fundamentally basic problems for those of us that are experiencing them.
I have an ASM which has a 3Dsketch that is used to postioning a part.
Normal behaviour, change the 3Dsketch and the part moves.
Less then normal, after changing the 3Dsketch do a force rebuild to get the part to move.
Don't be surprised though that the part doesn't move even after a force rebuilt. No it doesn't move until you edit the mates of the part that determine that it's hooked to the 3Dsketch. Only then does it wake up enough to jump to it's new location.
I have been finding that SP2.0 is running slowly. Sketching is ever so slightly laggy, making model building feel like it's taking 10x longer than normal. Also, today, all selected lines are turning gold/yellow (the same colour as conflicted relations), which has thrown me.
I might try to reinstall.
The same here, many undocumented features....
All kinds of slow UI interaction especially when sketching.
Using the latest Quadro and older drivers, fastest computers,
tried different systems, videoboards etc. The latest versions of Solidworks
need more mouseprecision and are less comfortable and fast to use.
But most important, a typical section drawing of us has 20% less rebuilding
time in SW2014 with the same settings.
So we give up, it just doesn't make sense anymore to use the latest "greatest".
I have wasted too much time doing beta.
We are doing some new projects with another Cad systems
which has a much better and faster sketcher.
I am not after some fancy features. I want the basic most used commands to
work fast, no delays, with few mouse milage and with few mouse precision.
My reseller tells me Solidworks is cleaning up the code to make it faster and better
but I still have to see that happen. My impression is that Dassault is spending
SW income on Catia developments or other non interesting modules like
Solidworks Mechanical Conceptual.
I wonder how many users bought Solidworks Mechanical Conceptual
and what their experience is. I think it is useless for Solidworks users as geometry
will be without history when transfered to or from Mechanical Conceptual.
And from what I saw their direct modeller is not that impressive compared to
other available options.
We use the routing program a lot for electrical cables and have noticed that 2017 is very buggy. We haven't moved to SP2 for the very reason of all the corrupt file issues... We've experienced (with versions-after 2013) and heard for SP2 of on the forums here. We are experienced users and do not have time to play with our VAR every time the routing program goes silly.
The routing program is very unstable with 2017, period. We've experienced corruption, crashing, loss of days of work.
I'm very disappointed in how the routing program is so problematic from 2013 and how SW is seemingly not addressing it.
one thing I hated with sw 13 is all of the questions and warnings that come up every time you do something. sw 17 is worse
H-iI from Aus
I'm having the same problems.
sw2017 sp2 , so slow , wont rotate the most basic parts . ( cube) . corrective advice from intercad caused p.c to become unstable and unrecoverable.
( involved turning off a video card driver )
I have the system back up thanks to dell support, Need to go back to 2016 until this is sorted.
Recently i experience SW 2017 SP2 so slow even just a simple parts and the issue i found is that the Quadro driver was updated from 375 to 376. check if your driver was updated because 376 driver is a buggy one so roll back to 375
Support just ran me through accessing the correct video card driver from SolidworksRx,
it seems to be working ok now .
Solidworks 2017sp1 was less stable than 2016. Sp2 is a total disaster. Almost impossible to work in large assembly. I turned off open gl and it's lot better. Very disappointed!!!
I'm waiting for feedback on SP3.......................................
I have used (and loved) SolidWorks since 1998. However with 2017 it is becoming unusable. I am spending 1/4 - 1/2 my CAD time working around problems. These are not due to modeling choices or errors. For example, about 1/2 the time a part is inserted into an assembly an error message appears that says the Clipboard has failed. About 1/2 of those times the part is inserted anyway, the rest of the time Insert part needs to be re-selected. Or sometimes an edge cannot be selected if the model is shaded, but can be if its wireframe. Reload the part and the edge can now be selected when shaded. Mates are particularly a mess, especially when using sub-assemblies. Don't even try to use freely moving Width mates in a sub-assembly, they are guaranteed to stop working at some point. My favorite is when a not fully defined object moves in the opposite direction of your mouse. Add a part to an assembly and find that 1/2 the mates in parts will randomly fail, even though the part was not mated to any of them.
I've been using CAD since 1984 and have never seen anything like this. Even in Pro-E's worst days it was never this bad. Are others experiencing the same issues?