While in an assembly, I select a part face but the face will not highlight showing me that it is selected. If I rotate the assembly with my 3d mouse, then the face highlights. Does any one ever see this problem?
Couple things to look at. Next time you see it, right then go see if Dynamic highlight is turned on. Most likely it's off. Then recalibrate your 3D device and turn the highlighting back on.
What can happen is that the highlighting is turned off when the rotation is happening and then turned back on when you stop. This is done for performance reasons and is a good thing. But if the 3D device drifts off just a bit, then when you let go, it looks like the model has stopped, but maybe not really. In that case the Dynamic highlight is still off because the system thinks you are still rotating. Recalibrating will generally take care of that.
I'm not talking about dynamic highlighting where you are just hovering over the part, but when the part face is actually selected it should change color indicating that the face is selected.
Ok, good solution to a different problem - sorry. :-)
As for yours, I would try running in Software OGL mode to see if the problem changes. If it stops misbehaving, then the video driver is the most suspect. You might also turn off the 3D device to see if the problem goes away.
Kevin Bruce... did you ever find or resolve this issue?? I am having this same problem... I know I select a face but doesnt highlight until you zoom or rotate part or assy.. this is extremely annoying!! I recently switched to windows10 running Solidworks 2019. I never had this issue when running windows7 with same version of solidworks 2019
It's a graphics card/driver issue. Driver is probably different for Win10 vs Win7. Since this is a 10 year old thread, I'm guessing any more specifics than that are going to be irrelevant to you. And since Kevin hasn't logged in since 2016, Imma guess he won't see this anyway. Update/rollback/etc your graphics driver, check the one recommended by SW (if you have an approved card), turn on Software OpenGL, buy an approved graphics card etc. etc.
thanks for info!! just purchased new Z2 workstation that was supposed to be built for solidworks... however, I didn't realize the graphics card supplied with the machine was not a solidworks certified card. that most likely is my issue
Close the solid-works. Right click on the solid-works icon and select properties .In properties Select "Compatibility" and click the "Run this program in compatible mode and change the windows version to windows 7 and check whether the issue solves.
Thank you for the tip!! so far it seems like it is working like it should. I will be using SolidWorks throughout the day so I will test this out. so far so go!
it is better, but problem still exists.
I don't know if your issue still persists but I was dealing with the same issue. My workstation has an approved graphics card and driver but it was still failing to highlight faces when selected in SW 2019. I realized that my "Enhanced Graphics Performance" option was the issue. I turned that option off and the highlighting started working again.
Thanks for the info! I was using SW19 - sp0 when my issue was going on. I have since upgraded to sp5 and my highlighting issue is gone.
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