Mine still shows up. I did a little experiment. I opened it up, moved it to my second monitor, closed it, and opened it again. It appeared where I'd moved it to on the second monitor. Do you (or did you) have a second monitor that it might be on?
And for the ever-popular question, have you re-started your computer since this started? That often fixes unexpected behavior.
I do have a second monitor but it the dialogue box doesn't show up there . As I mentioned before, if it was there,I think that it might have accepted typed input even though I couldn't see it.
Computer has been re-started - to no avail .
Thanks for making the effort and suggesting sensible possibilities anyway.
Maybe someone else will have an idea. If not, maybe contact your VAR, or un-install and re-install SW?
The problem is if you ever use multiple monitors with Solidworks, then the monitors resolutions or positions change, the last location of each pop-up dialog box are stored in the following registry location:
Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SolidWorks\SOLIDWORKS 2017\User Interface\Dialogs
The key for the rotate view dialog box is called: uiRotateViewDialog_c
The value for mine when it was not showing up was set to: 0,1,-1,-1,-1,-1,1920,0,2313,140
The last 4 numbers are the windows position:
In the last 4 numbers, the first and third number are the x-dims (higher the numbers go to the left) (1920 and 2313)
The second and fourth numbers are the y-dims (higher numbers go down) (0 and 140)
I changed the value of my key to: 0,1,-1,-1,-1,-1,1920,-900,2217,-694 and I could see the rotate view dialog box again.
The values you will need to set your key to will probably be different, it depends on your monitors setup. You should create a backup of your registry before making any changes, then through trial and error change the numbers in the "uiRotateViewDialog_c" key (with Solidworks closed), then re-open Solidworks and see if the rotate view dialog box shows up or not. To give you a "clue" to what numbers to change this setting to, you can copy the last 4 numbers from another setting in the Dialogs keys folder.
George Arthur wrote:
When I used to rotate a drawing view, I activated the command and there was a dialogue box which enabled me to enter a precise angle; this dilogue box doesn't appear any more. I tried typing the angle and hitting return anyway, in case the dilogue box was there but in a place that I couldn't see it but that didn't work.
Do you know why it went or, more importantly, how to get the dialogue box to appear again?
Try running the attached program.
I got it from one of the forum members. (I apologize, I can't remember which forum member.)
It brings a hidden dialog box to the top on your desktop.
It worked for me!
Hope this helps.
It was Kevin Chandler! It works great!
FindLostDialog.exe.zip 390.4 KB