My solidworks now looks like this and I do not know what I did to lose it or get it back.I have been searching this for over a week and no answers. What is that toolbar even called?
Have a look at what John Sweeney suggested in this thread:
Reset the default workspace:
That should bring the Command Manager back. It is the best way to do that. Alternatively if you would like to play with windows registry find
"Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Solidworks\SOLIDWORKS 2018\User Interface\CommandManager"
and change "Doc State" to 1 ( replace SOLIDWORKS 2018 with your current version)
Command manager. Right click in the gray menu area on top. Make sure Command Manager is checked.
Or press F10
I looked and I do have command Manager checked. I tried unchecking it and rechecking it. still not showing up.
I also tried restarting my computer.
Thank you for the responses!
Try this then (it will reset everything related to your toolbars though....):
I tried to reset to defaults and it still is not giving me the ribbon. No change.
I notice that if I do not have a part opened that enable command manager is grayed out. Once I open a part in SW I now can check or uncheck the command manager box.
Even checked I still do not have the toolbar that I lost.
I wonder if you have it undocked and it is offscreen (which honestly, the "reset to defaults" should have taken care of).
Here are a few things that you can try (not at the same time):
1) Try changing your resolution temporarily to bring more desktop space into view and see if it is offscreen.
2) Outside of that, try checking the "Use Software OpenGL" option and restart Solidworks (which you can only check or uncheck when you have no parts/assemblies/drawings open at all). Then see if your command manager is back. If it IS back, then this is solidly a graphics card/driver issue.
3) Open Solidworks Rx and try running Solidworks in the various Safe Modes that are available:
The OpenGL mode is (I suspect) the same mode that #2 above is....so this might be redundant.
The Bypassing the tools/options settings would mean that you might need a registry reset if the command manager comes back with it running.
However, I would get your VAR involved before you go this route.
I reset my workspace default and the command manager came back!
Thank you very much to all who helped.
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