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SW2014 property manager font 30% smaller and new font/buttons options are useless

Question asked by Richard Wagenaar on Nov 17, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 1, 2016 by Richard Wagenaar

When working on high resolution monitors or tablets you could

encounter visability problems in SW2013 and even more in SW2014.


Find the pictures of the font size modify menu vs propertymanager

in SW2013 and 2014. Settings are the same for both 2013 and 2014.


Here you can see how small the font size is in the property

manager when compared to the modify menu.  In 2013 and 2014

the fontsize in the modify menu is the same, however in the

property manager the font size has decreased at least 30% in 2014.

There is nothing you can do about this. I already had problems

with the 2013 font size,  now it is again 30% smaller in SW2014.


Still Windows scaling does not work in SW2014. In SW2013 150%

caused corrupt menus. But now in SW 2014  even 125% already causes

corrupt menus see problem description of scaling problems

at 125% from  Ben Daniels here


I have tried to change the font size and button size in the

customize menu, it appears that this was added in SW2014 to

improve things but it appears things only get worse.


In the picture SW2014 FONT AND BUTTON SETTINGS BIG.png you

can see that it doesn't fix anything to set the new customize option

font/button to big size. The small font sizes just stay the same.


In the picture SW2014 FONT AND BUTTON SETTINGS BIG causes scrolling.png

you can see that the RMB options get huge and the vertical font

distance is far too big. The same is also true for the tree.

Even if you only set the buttons size to big, the RMB options get huge.

This will cause a lot of unnecessairy scrolling and mouseclicks.

The distance between fonts in the RMB options and the tree should be

as small as possible to prevent from unnecessairy scrolling and mouseclicks.


So the new font and button settings are useless,  the big problem

is the small font for the modify menu and the property manager.

Solidworks should just fix the problems with the small font and

set it the same size as the big fonts in the menus. They should also

correct the vertical distance between the fonts.


There is just no way you can set these small most used fonts bigger,

you can only make the big fonts bigger and have an even more

useless UI.


I wonder why it is this difficult to only get the most basic things right.