Brad Joseph wrote:
occasionaly the Fastening Feature Toolbar just pops up.
That happens to me maybe once a week or so. I just close it and keep going.
I do too...its just annoying really doesnt hinder my SolidWorks Experience
As Glenn mentioned...it only happens to me once a week as well..(if not less). I personally just close it and move on (I have bigger issues with solidworks..lol).
It seems to be a glitch...and it may be getting carried over from your old settings...(especially if you've imported your setting from 07/08/09/10,etc..).
You can try cleaning the "Solidworks 20XX" registry keys...which have all your settings responsible for these actions (don't forget to backup first - backing up the current version is enough). These keys are located under "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SolidWorks\".
It's ok to delete all the "Solidworks 20XX"...you will obviously loose all your settings, but solidworks will simply start a new and clean profile...then you will have to setup your settings from scratch (you can still open your setting backup files in notepad to check your old values...but don't import them with the wizard, cause if there is anything wrong with them, they will simply be re-introduced as soon as you re-import them).
Or if you understand the basics behind these settings saved in the regedit...explore key "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SolidWorks\SolidWorks 2011\User Interface\" and subkey "Toolbars"...
If any of this was over your head...please ignore...as there is a big risk of damaging the system registry keys permanently!
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I doubt it's a registry thing.
Brand new computer, installed SolidWorks 2012, imported no settings, and I'm still get that stupid Fastening Feature Toolbar.