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Your most amusing Solidworks experience, inconsistencies?

Question asked by Derek Eldridge on Nov 7, 2019
Latest reply on Nov 14, 2019 by Matt Peneguy

How many overlooked user interface inconsistencies we can pull together in one list.


My users (as well as myself) would love to see more consistency in the user experience. Examples may be icons, workflow, property layout, etc. Try to post pictures, and the version of Solidworks the inconsistency was found in. 


  • PDMpro "Non Cached Version" icon
    • windows browser
    • Complete Search 
      • Do these icons mean different things? I'm pretty sure they don't. 
  • PDM State Icons
    • PDM browser (no state icon) 
    • PDM search (state icon) 


My goal is to help Solidworks recognize the value in creating a user experience guideline that can help align developers and meet user experience expectations. Apple and Microsoft have these guides, Solidworks should too.