1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 13, 2014 8:38 AM by Kevin Berni

    How do i fix resolution bug in sw2014?

    Simen Oystese

      I have been using SolidWorks for several years but i just upgraded my computer and the new version of solidworks which does not seem to match. I currently updated to a 3200x1800 display and that gave me a lot of problems when running SW2014. I have seen several forum posts regarding this but i have yet to see a solution to the problem. Reducing the screen resolution will make me see the buttons in the SW interface however, whenever i am writing numbers in the program window, the fontsize is way to big for the active area resulting in everything being impossible to read and property manager is a mess.

        • Re: How do i fix resolution bug in sw2014?
          Kevin Berni

          Hi Simen,


          This is admittedly an area where we don't perform that well and is something we are actively working to improve.  In the meantime, I can suggest something to try:


          When you changed the screen resolution, did you also change the Windows Scaling setting? At 3200x1800 your display probably was probably set to 200% scaling by default. Windows is probably still scaling the text larger to account for the higher resolution you were using previously. In control panel, go to Control\All Control Panel Items\Display and set the size of text and other items on the screen to a lower setting (100% or 150% instead of 200%).  Windows will make you log off to apply the settings.  Try to match the scale factor with the resolution, for instance if you set the resolution down to 1600x900 then set the scaling to 100%.

          Also, within SOLIDWORKS what button size are you using?


          Give the scaling change a try and let me know what happens.  Feel free to include a screen-shot or two as well.