That's usually associated with the nVidia nView Desktop Manager.
You should try disable "Nvida Desktop Manager"
if it is not ok, you should active cad profile in "Nvidia Desktop Manager".
We have a standard setup for laptops running SolidWorks and one of the items is to disable the nVidia Desktop Manager.
For what it's worth, earlier this year I had the same problem. However, my NVidia Desktop Manager was already disabled. I enabled it for giggles, and it fixed my SW problem.
Hi, I have the exact same problem for a couple of days now and no matter what I try I cant fix it, I have tried disabling the graphics driver, reinstalling SW, upgrading graphics driver, even upgraded windows, but nothing happens.
I am running SW 2015 in a computer with a Intel HD graphics 4400, driver 10.18.15.4279
I am running out of ideas..
The Intel HD 4400 is not suitable for SOLIDWORKS. Try using the Use Software OpenGL option.
The best solution, if possible, is to install an approved graphics card per Graphics Card Drivers | SOLIDWORKS
I am just gonna bump this thread since I am in the same situation. My hardware and setup situation is Windows10 and Intel HD graphics 4000 and the problem occurred out of nothing.
Have you tried any of the suggestions posted?
I have tried to run with OpenGL on/off and with different drivers. It is still the same.
did you edit your registry to activate the realview in your intel HD 4000 if yes try to delete the registry you created then start solidworks then use open GL
To fix this problem, you need to reset your registry.
If you have a custom user interface save it using "Copy Setting Wizard".
Steps to fix your issue:
- Go to Windows explorer and in the "search programs" type regedit and launch the interface "regedit.exe".
- Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Solidworks
- Select Solidworks and press F2 to rename, rename it to "Solidworks_old"
- Go launch SOLIDWORKS from your shortcut, this will now create a new entry in your registry and should resolve your issue. However, if it does not fix the issue, you can always delete the new Solidworks registry entry and rename the old one to just "Solidworks" which will go back to where you were originally.
- If step 4 fixes the issue, you are now ready to upload your user settings back.
Hope this helps,
EDIT: Another thing that worked for me which fixed the issue was minimize SOLIDWORKS, resize the screen a bit then followed by maximize SOLIDWORKS, then close it and re-open it. Do that a few times and see if it works before resetting your registry; do the reset as last resort.
Had the same issue, and this fixed it for me. Thanks Alen!
Unbelievable, had the same issue this morning and did the window resize thing the way Alen suggested and it worked. That's really odd that it worked. Much easier than toying with the registry.
Alen, you're a star.
Thanks. The window minimizing and resizing etc worked for me. A problem that's been plaguing me for months, that I had only previously been able to address by doing a system restore to a previous time - for some reason that worked.
I think I would call this solved..........
Just jiggle the handle like a leaky faucet. Kind of pathetic really. $800 graphics card in a $5,000 computer and we surely pay enough for Solidworks. This stuff should not happen.
We are also having a known issue with the graphics jumping when rotation and editing things like an extrude. The work around is to delete one of the windows updates, which gets reapplied every day due to IT policy. OR.........get this minimize the window for the part or assembly you are working in and drag out the corners so they are as big as they get without docking. Yeah that works but you can't use all of your available real-estate. Good thing I have a 27 in monitor cause I can only use 24 inches of it.
Fixed in 2017? don't know. We don't go there until SP2 or so is released. Less new features and better stuff. How about icons we can see, Yeah i'm going there. Had a tough Solidworks day. These are basic issues that plainly should not be happening and the list goes on and on. There's still dialogues boxes that you can't expand or better yet the ones that do do retain their settings. Try the Font dialogue box for example. Like unless you drag the image quality into the red zone many times you just have to have faith that 2 edges meet. Even in the days of our Unix boxes using SDRC we had better on screen graphics. BTW Realview worthless. Not even close to real and if you have perspective on and add a component in an Assemble it goes wherever if feels like. Why?
Enough said. Thankfully some of us keep coming up with these crazy work arounds.
This worked! I've had this issue off and on for weeks. The only thing I wanted to add is if you have a PDM Vault view on your machine, you will need to re-install the viewer to get back into the Vault.
I've just encountered this problem and unfortunately, none of the above worked. Lowering the screen resolution seemed to do the trick for me and after reverting to original settings, SolidWorks was displaying correctly again
There are many cases where painting issues or crashes related to the graphics window are related to the graphics card driver. In general, if your model or drawing doc is having painting issues in the graphics area (or you are crashing in one of the system graphics drivers) then you should investigate whether you have the certified graphics driver (please see our support page). Certified drivers are NOT always the latest driver from your manufacturer.
For the issue shown in Gareth's screen shot, and for a few other people in this forum post, you are actually seeing a "window resize" problem. This issue (SPR 903548) has been fixed in SW2018 sp1. One way to identify this known problem is to notice that the FeatureManager tree and the Task Pane are not visible when a document is open. This tells us that it is more than just the model graphics window having problems. In this case the entire mdi Client area is "invisible" because it is sized incorrectly.
This particular resize issue is fixed in 2018 sp1, but as a few of you have mentioned, you can workaround this problem by resizing the SolidWorks app window:
- Start SolidWorks.
- If SolidWorks is maximized, hit the 'Restore' button in the top right corner to un-maximize the application.
- Resize the height of the SolidWorks window by dragging the bottom edge or bottom corner to increase the height.
- Close SolidWorks
- Restart SolidWorks and the document window should now be visible.
I hope this helps anyone else who may be hitting this issue.
Not sure anyone still listening to this post...
I jiggled the handle and it stopping leaking. Evidently this works for several things like toilets, AND Solidworks lol
I was also at the uninstall, reinstall stage and was getting pissed off as I have a free seat of SolidEdge and it doesn't seem to have this issue...
so it kept sitting there mocking me...
Not trying to beat a dead horse, but wanted to remind people about the CAD setting in Nvidia Desktop Manager as Ali Bayraktar mentioned.
My screen would display just the top and bottom toolbars.
I had tried disabling Nvidia Desktop Manager, I tried installing different drivers, I reinstalled SolidWorks, I tried almost everything listed in this article.
So please, read through this article, see if any of the suggestions help.
Ali helped me!