1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 9, 2014 8:05 AM by Glenn Schroeder

    Solidworks User Experience

    Andrew Miller

      I'm running SW 2012 SP 5 and am extremely unhappy. Today's experience is representative of a typical day of using the software:


      1. Opened an assembly, one component had a new translucent green appearance attached to the body. I opened the part and found no such appearance defined. I tabbed back to the assembly and found that appearance was gone and it showed up in its defined grey opaque color.

      2. Opened a sketch and found that half of the views reflected the old part reference and half reflected the new. Rebuild and open part had no effect. Problem was resolved when I switched view from lines hidden to wireframe and back again.

      3. Opened a sketch and found that mouseover no longer highlights a feature. Restarting Solidworks has no effect.

      4. One CTD


      Why do these major, obvious problems persist year after year and service pack after service pack? The only three options are:


      1. Dessault has no QA department (I empathize in that case).

      2. Dessault engineers are too stupid to fix problems reported by QA.

      3. Dessault management is too greedy and shortsighted to let engineers fix the problems.

        • Re: Solidworks User Experience
          Glenn Schroeder

          I don't want to start a fight, and I don't work for Dassault or anyone associated with them, but in the interest of fairness are you absolutely certain there's no possibility that the problem is on your end, with your hardware or network?  At least one of those could be caused by a graphics card problem.


          And on your problem #3, I had a similar issue.  I believe it was also in SW2012, but it could have been SW2013.  At Tools > Options > System Options > Display/Selection, "Dynamic highlight from graphics view" would occasionally un-check itself.  That has been fixed.  I haven't had any trouble with it in quite a while.