We made a lot of changes on SolidWprks 2014 for various display configurations, icon sizes, and operating systems. Unfortunately, I think that the problems you see are a negative effects that we did not catch in our testing or during Beta, but I think we may now have fixes for in SolidWoks 2014 SP01. However, to be sure, I would suggest that you report the problem to your reseller for verification and/or sign up for and check the problem in the SolidWorks 2014 SP01 EV (early visibility) version to be sure we've fixed the exact problem.
I appreciate you are working on it but it seems to be a project under development.
I had a lot of problems with scaling since 2013 which I have written here
None of the problems have been fixed in SW2014 for me.
The dimensions input boxes are still corrupt when scaling >155%.
I believe it had an SPR.
You can now make the buttons bigger, but this has a very negative
impact on the font size when using a right mouse button.
If you make the buttons bigger, the text in the RMB also gets much
bigger and at least the vertical distance between the text option.
So your text options in a RMB are often below the screen when
using bigger buttons. Why has it been implemented in this way?
It is not usable in this manner.
Strange enough there is also an option to change the scaling of the
text but this can't fix the problem when making the buttons larger.
There is still no way to show a textsize bigger than about 1/10" on
a 27" 2560x1440 resolution while editing dimensiontext in assemblies
and parts. This is far to small according to eye doctors.
I don't have big eye problems on older versions of Solidworks but
running new versions of Solidworks on modern hardware cause me
Resolutions get bigger all the time and editing dimensiontext
is the most used command, why doesn't this get fixed, or rather
why is it broken?
So finally none of the problems with scaling were fixed with high
resolution monitors and too small UI items which I found. And now
there are additional new problems with scaling like Ben showed.
The very basic things like showing menus correctly on modern hardware
should work, these problems are known for almost one year now.
These problems did not exist before about 2010, I even have none
of the problems while working with SW2005 on 2560x1440.
And there is dynamic highlighting in large assembly mode in SW2005 as fast
as you ever would want it. I find the user interface has suffered a lot the
last years. So much that we can't use SW2013/SW2014 in a way that we save
time when compared to SW2005 even with all the new fancy features.
Why can't the dynamic highlight just be as in SW2005, user configurable
on or of in large assembly mode? Why is dynamic highligh in 2013/2014
so slow compared to SW2005 large assembly mode?
See picture of corrupt dimension input box (most used command !) when
scaling is 160%.
Just to connect threads together for those watching or encountering this one, please see this other thread for more details from Kevin at SolidWorks:
Did you test SP2EV? Some problems are fixed.
Thanks for the tip. I'm downloading the update now. I will report my findings.