2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 19, 2019 10:44 AM by Scott Lyon

    Lots of little problems with SW 2019 - breadcrumbs at pointer

    Scott Lyon

      I've had a host of little bugs with 2019 and it looks like I'm finally narrowing in on some of the causes. At this point I'm looking for confirmation from the club.

      I'll split these up in a couple different posts and this one is for a problem with pasting an appearance if using breadcrumbs by the mouse pointer.

      To paste a color of course you copy it first, then you can either right-click on something or left-click on something. If it's in the tree it just applies the appearance (color) at the top level of the file. If it's in the graphics window you first get a little pop-up bar where you can choose what to apply the appearance on; be it a face, feature, body or whatever. The problem I have is if breadcrumbs are set to display by mouse pointer I don't get the pop-up bar if I left-click on something in the graphics window. Nor is the copied appearance applied to anything. If I uncheck .....at pointer, everything works as it should. Everything works as it should with breadcrumbs turned off entirely also.

      I have the same result on 2 different computers with SW 2019. I can also reproduce the problem when opening SolidWorks in Settings Bypass mode via SW RX. As soon as I add the checkmark to breadcrumbs by pointer the popup bar stops working. It's the same with any part file or assembly file. I do not have the problem on a 3rd machine running SW 2018.

      So the question is, can you reproduce this on your setup?

      I did make my VAR aware of this a couple weeks ago but at that time I didn't know that the breadcrumb setting had an impact. I only knew the pop-up didn't work. As far as I know the VAR hasn't done any investigating yet. I was still on SP0.0 and we were kind of hoping the problem would go away with SP1.0. It didn't.

        • Re: Lots of little problems with SW 2019 - breadcrumbs at pointer
          Jim Sculley

          I see the same behavior here:

          Here I selected the highlighted face and got the breadcrumbs.  The mates also appeared above the breadcrumbs, but quickly disappeared because the left most item in the breadcrumbs is highlighted.

           

          If I move over slightly and make the same selection I get this:

           

          The full set of popups appear.

           

          A little more experimenting shows that the popups are moved up/down/left/right to ensure they are fully visible, but this sometimes places some portion under the mouse and this is interpreted as a hover which highlights whatever popup item is selected, causing other popups to disappear.  Whatever placement algorithm they are using isn't ensuring that no popup items are directly under the mouse, leading to this bad behavior.  You can really see the problem occur by having some geometry running horizontally across the screen.  Select a face and look at the popup:

           

          Move you mouse to the right until you are just to the left of the arrow pointing at the mates and then click again.  the popups will move to the right.  Keep doing this so that the popup menu moves over until it has extended beyond the viewport border.  At some point, it will not move to the right any further:

           

           

            Make note of the approximate position where you last clicked and then click somewhere off of the model to make the popups disappear.  Then click slightly to the right of your noted location and you'll likely see the bad behavior.  In my case, the mouse ends up on the mates

           

          and the other popup menu doesn't appear.