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If you've disabled it by going to Tools > Options > System Options > Display/Selection and un-checking the box that says something like "Dynamic highlight from graphics view" then it should be turned off and no longer highlighting before you click. I'm curious. Why do you want it off? I much prefer to have it on because without it I often select something that I hadn't intended to,
There are two places to set the highlight. Did you disable Dynamic highlight under System Options > Feature Manager? Or did you disable "Dynamic highlight from graphics view" under System Options > Display/Selection.
In a part, when you move curser in feature manager tree, then the highlight is controlled by System Options > Feature Manager.
I've been searching for this answer for weeks!
I had no idea Dynamic Highlight was located in the Feature Manager area as well as the Display/Selection area.
Now I don't have to waste several minutes, unable to do anything, while every single edge of the moused over feature in the tree regenerates.
I work with gears and items with many cooling fins. My time and productivity was greatly impacted by this.
It is not normal for the highlighting from the graphics area or the FeatureManager tree to take a long time. If you have a properly set up and supported hardware configuration, it should be almost instantaneous. This highlighting makes the software much easier to use if it is working as intended. My guess is you either have a non-supported graphics card, the incorrect driver for the card, or some setting on your card causing the performance issues. If you run SolidWorks Rx from Start, All Programs, SolidWorks <version>, SolidWorks Tools, SolidWorks Rx <version> and go to the Diagnostics page, it will give you information about whether your card is supported or if you have the correct driver and link to a page that gives you more information about supported cards.
Thank you for responding. I guess I'm out of luck then. I have an Intel HD 2500 (on board video). I believe SolidWorks recommends a minimum of the HD3000 as that is the lowest option in the pull down menu.
Here is my full spec:
Its a Nobilis (Unknown System Vendor) so I had to pick "Any System Vendor"
Inetl Core I5 3.00Ghz
Windows 7 64bit
Intel SSD 120Gb (The OS and SolidWorks are the only things loaded on it)
Intel HD 2500 on board graphics
I did do an Rx Problem Capture to show the painfulness of the Dynamic Highlight I was experiencing before I shut it off, but I don't know how to attach it here.
According to the SW Graphics Card Drivers page, the only SW approved integrated Intel cards are the HD 3000P, HD 4000P & HD 4600P.
Apparently the P signifies "Professional".
Best hint ever