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
I wonder why it is this difficult to only get the most basic things right.
SW2013 FONTS ARE FINE WITH RMB.png 363.9 KB