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New drawing creation fails with Solidworks 2017 SP5

Question asked by Phil Dolten on Aug 14, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 27, 2018 by Jim Sculley


I am trying to get SW 2017 SP5 up and running. My first problem was the font was too large. It was preventing the dimensions from showing up during a sketch. I also found that it prevented the cut list from showing up on a drawing. I have changed the font everyplace I could in the part, assembly, and drawing template files. I was then able to create parts and assemblies without any trouble. When I try and create a new drawing SW immediately starts to bog down and stop responding. I am forced to kill it with task manager.


I am using a Dell workstation T3620 with a Quadro K620 and up to date Windows 10. I have tried drivers 353.62, 362.13, 375.63, 391.89, and 397.93. I have had mixed failures. Some of the drivers produce a large black trapezoid while bogged down, others just bog down.


I am at the end of my patience. I have an important interview in 35hrs and I would love to refresh my memory on creating drawings.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.