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Large parts of UI window become inactive after changing the window size.  Please Help!

Question asked by Micha Rosen on Jan 30, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 1, 2012 by John Sweeney

I am having problems with the user interface of a new installed system:

Solidworks 2012 SP1.0 x 64bit edition. 

Computer:  Dell Precision M6400.

Graphics Card:  NVIDIA Quadro 1000M.  Driver Version

Operating System:  Windows 7


For what ever reason, when I decrease the SW window size and then increase it back to the full screen size, large sections of the user interface become inactive.

The active part is limited to a small section at the bottom of the window.  I discovered this problem when I was trying to work on a external large monitor.  Now i disconnected this external monitor but the problem is still present on the laptop monitor alone.  See the screen shot blow.  The top section is inactive.  The bottom section is maximized and it fills only that narrow strip at the bottom.

I tried upgrading the graphics card driver, but that made no difference.  The local SW tech support said that this has something to do with the fact that SW is not using the NVIDIA graphics card but only the built in Intel graphics card for windows.  Still, he offered no solution.

I am at a complete loss here.  Please help!



SW cut UI.jpg