1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 20, 2018 11:42 AM by Britt Kessler

    Cropped view display problems

    Gordon Rigg

      I have to work with 2d drawings of customers machines on which we hang our equipment.

      The drawings are usually dwg/dxf and I edit them down to show just the area of the machine I need - but they are still quite complex.


      I'm running into performance and display issues when this geometry is shown in my drawings, when the view is cropped.


      First issue is after cropping the view the sketch geometry is shown thicker on my screen for no reason I understand.

      Not cropped:

      crop not view.png



      It is more obvious on my screen where the views are side by side...

      crop thicker.png


      Next issue is beyond a certain zoom level the sketch geometry vanishes, which is causing me difficulty. The less complex sketches remain visible.

      crop view zoomed.png

      There is no such display issue when the view is not cropped.

      The work round I have is to finish what I'm dong with the view dragged off sheet and then crop it when finished.

      But this is design, and what is finished ends up needing more work so its a bit of a pain.

      I am still running SW pro 2016 SP5, K2200 on the latest approved driver for win10x64.

      I wonder if there is any improvement in later versions?

        • Re: Cropped view display problems
          Britt Kessler

          Hey Solidworks, can we get a definitive answer on this one? I'm tired of trying to crop a view on an assembly and have the entire view just go blank. Surely this is not 'working as intended'.


          I have been able to fix this by checking every model to make sure perspective is turned off, but sometimes that doesn't work either.


          Edit: So when I go to add a custom view of my assembly, which I then want to crop for the drawing view; SolidWorks automatically turns perspective on, and keeps turning it on, even after I have turned it off.


          This bug has been around too long.