I'm not sure if I've ever seen what you're talking about in the Open box.
But you can get much more info than that if you use Solidworks Explorer.
Open the folder you're looking thru and pick the "Properties" tab. It will display all the properties set up in the file in the info field.
You can open the models directly from there, kind of like using SWEX as your front end.
I do that quite a bit when I'm going about renaming files within.
Just a thought...
I just tried Solidworks explorer for the first time in about 3 years. It'll probably be another 3 years before I try it again just because of the fact that the <- -> arrows don't work. No real time saver there. However, that is similar to the display that used to happen automatically while in the basic SW interface when opening a file. I think this handy feature was taken away from us in SW 2012 or 2013.
Thanks for the reply!
Just checking in to see if you ever made progress with this issue?. I experience the same problem on a daily basis and it drives me nuts.
From what I can tell, it appears to be Windows related. I mean, I had been running SW2010 on an XP machine and this feature was available, but when I upgraded to new hardware that used Win7, it disappeared.
I'm now on SW2014 and still have the same issue. Big time waste, indeed.
Curious to see if anyone can resolve this.
Sorry to say nothing has changed on this. My version path was the same as yours when I noticed it missing. I didn't go through the "Submit this and SW will vote on it" game, but you could try that if you want.
I am using SW 2014 with Win 7 64 bit. I have my mouse set to one click for opening files & programs & if I hover my cursor over a SolidWorks file I get the Description along with some other info appear in a tool tip box before clicking to open the file.
This also works in Windows Explorer, not just a SolidWorks "Open" window.
Yep this works, but mine seems to lag for a few seconds when it does work. It used to be instant, just select the top file and you could arrow down as fast as you wanted and your discription would appear just as fast. I'm numb to it now and pretty much just look in the dislpay window to see if I'm opening the correct part.