What is open gl? Why is it turned on? Why can't I turn it off? Why does it break repair sketch?
In the hidden menus select Tools>Options>Performance. Near the bottom of this window you will see a check box labeled "Use software OpenGL". If this box is checked it disables the magnifying glass, thereby breaking the "Repair Sketch" function. On my system the check box is greyed out so I can't uncheck it.
Make sure you close all files and then you can turn it off/on.
Unfortunately no, it is always greyed out.
SOLIDWORKS sets the Open GL (OpenGL - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ) to on mode in case there is issue with graphics card OR there is no suitable graphics card. What are your system specs.
In case the graphics card is OK then restart SOLIDWORKS or better the machine and rerun SOLIDWORKS. Without opening any files, check if you can disable the Open GL mode.
Check Solution Id: S-03618 under SOLIDWORKS knowledge base and see if option 2 helps fixing it.
Run the SOLIDWORKS Rx > Diagnostics tool to check the graphics card & driver compatibility.
SolidWorks Rx - The Computer Doctor Is In
So apparently OpenGL is some software thing having to do with how SolidWorks talks to the graphics card. Apparently Microsoft updated the display driver for my graphics card and it broke the "Repair Sketch" function in SolidWorks for some reason. The moral of our story is: "If you want "Repair Sketch" to work turn off Microsoft Update".
Hopefully on Monday I can find an IT guy who can restore my system to a configuration before the update.
Aren't computers wonderful? You get to learn all kinds of things you never wanted to know and hopefully will never need again.
Maybe no need to do a Restore. Just delete the graphics driver and install the one recommended by the Rx tool, or one approved for your system at Graphics Card Drivers | SOLIDWORKS
For me , If SW change from OGL to DX ( Like an Inventor ) it will better value performance.
Don't hold your breath waiting for that change.
It turns out Kelvin Lamport was correct. In fact Win7 has a button you can click to revert to the previous display driver. It is in the device manager under the Driver tab. To open the device manager open control panel and select "System and Security" and then look for it under "System", and then Display Adapters. And of course don't forget to turn off automatic updates (right after "System" in "System and Security").
Retrieving data ...