I recently upgraded to SolidWorks 2012 32bit and experienced enough of a performance lag that I bought a 64bit PC with Windows 7 64bit and re-installed Solidworks 64. The preformance increase is nice, but now I have another, very perplexing issue.
Every time I change modes (eg, go into and out of sketch mode, or edit a feature) I lose the graphics view. The screen goes blank. I can restore it by right-clicking and selecting View. Then it goes back to (almost) normal. When the screen is blank, I can see that in fact what has happened is the graphics window has squashed itself down at the bottom, just out of view.
See how my toolbars are gone and there is something (a sketch, I think) at the bottom of the screen.
I restore the view by clicking View, though I'm not sure what View really is supposed to do:
Once the view is restored, a vertical space is added at the top. Every time I go through this (every time I change modes), more space is added. Here you can see the space I am talking about after about three instances of this:
Can anyone tell me what is going on and how I can fix it?