I need to know the font information which SolidWorks application uses to display its menu and toolsbars. Is there some way to know it?
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SolidWorks uses the Tahoma font for menus and toolbars (including the CommandManager).
I appreciate your prompt reply.
I am developing a dialog which opens through SolidWorks command manager button. The client needs the dialog font to be compatible with SolidWorks font. Thus, I have a couple of quick questions: -
Thanks in advance for your support.
Thanks a lot for the detailed answer.
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You can't change the size of the most used too small fonts with scaling.
In fact scaling causes all kinds of problems in SW2013 and even more
in SW2014. These problems did not exist in SW2005 and SW2010.
Since 2014 even the property manager font is different and much smaller
than the rest, it is almost unreadable on high resolution monitors and tablets.
I have big problems with visability since SW2013 and even more in SW2014
and I guess a lot more users. When tablets get more popular many users will
have problems. For me it already is unusable.
There are at least 4 different fonts in the UI and scaling does not work as it
causes corrupt menus. Why don't you reduce the fontsize in the UI to 1 fixed
size instead of 4 fonts? The bigger fonts in the menus are more than 2 times the
size compared to the smaller fonts, the smaller fonts are far too small.
I have never seen that in any user interface.
Please fix the customize option font/button settings
these just don't work and cause more problems.
I have written a lot about it since 2013 and it gets worse every release,
these are evident regressions. It is very disappointing to see Solidworks
having so much problems with basic things. Your competitors don't have
these problems and I tested many lately.
One comment on this subject: when you do set the font size through Win 7, on several of the toolbar pulldowns you can't get to the "customize menu" tool at the bottom of the pulldown. If I want to customize a menu, I have to reset the font size twice, reboot twice, and hope I remembered everything I wanted to customize. If something could be done about this, it would be a good thing...
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