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    SolidWorks can be incredibly irritating at times...

    This is the handy peice of advice I receive in the lower right corner of my screen... every 60 seconds!!!




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    Re: SolidWorks can be incredibly irritating at times...

    LOL, I dont miss that one bit.... Back on Inventor at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarethW
    This is the handy peice of advice I receive in the lower right corner of my screen... every 60 seconds!!!

    I think its possible to disable these warnings in the system options

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    Quote Originally Posted by silva3design
    I think its possible to disable these warnings in the system options
    There is no apparent option unfortunately. I think it's a bug. In fact, it often pops up actually whilst I'm saving the file, or even a second or two after :evil:

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    OK - now for today's minor irritation:

    I have an exploded view in a drawing. A few tangent lines have vanished on one of the parts making the view not look so good.

    Sometimes they come back, but most of the time they're not there. It's very unpredicatable. They reappear if I shade the view, but the same lines disappear again when I go back to lines!

    This might mean a call to the helpdesk, actually...

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    Quote Originally Posted by silva3design
    I think its possible to disable these warnings in the system options
    There is no apparent option unfortunately. I think it's a bug. In fact, it often pops up actually whilst I'm saving the file, or even a second or two after :evil:
    :shock: I'm still with the sldw 2009 but this probably is a bug if it happens so often

    Quote Originally Posted by GarethW
    OK - now for today's minor irritation:

    I have an exploded view in a drawing. A few tangent lines have vanished on one of the parts making the view not look so good.

    Sometimes they come back, but most of the time they're not there. It's very unpredicatable. They reappear if I shade the view, but the same lines disappear again when I go back to lines!

    This might mean a call to the helpdesk, actually...
    perhaps graphic card ? I have a Nvidia Quadro Fx 3400...and sometimes she does not refresh properly

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    Re: SolidWorks can be incredibly irritating at times...

    Quote Originally Posted by GarethW
    Quote Originally Posted by silva3design
    I think its possible to disable these warnings in the system options
    There is no apparent option unfortunately. I think it's a bug. In fact, it often pops up actually whilst I'm saving the file, or even a second or two after :evil:
    I have a print screen of the option to show you...save notification option...but only can publish at home :|

    But you can try to see it on:
    Go to System Options, Backup/recover then you will see a panel called "save notification" and you can disable it...at least on SolidWorks 2009 its there

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    Thanks for that. problem resolved!

    I still wonder why the default is set to 1 minute, though...

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    Just got on a project and using mechanical desktop..... I would love your solidworks problems right now.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvalenti
    Just got on a project and using mechanical desktop..... I would love your solidworks problems right now.....
    Please feel free to start a "Mechanical Desktop can be incredibly irritating at times..." thread and rant away! It might be great therapy.

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    Re: SolidWorks can be incredibly irritating at times...

    This is really annoying (see image below). A new feature of SW2010, this little "helpful" box pops up whenever you're doing something to a dimension (a bit like in MS word). The only snag is that it tends to just get in the way all the time, obscuring the next feature you want to manipulate!!! It was driving me crazy. Fortunately there was a way around it: a downloadable "hack" that disables this feature. It was a bit strange being given an "unofficial" hack by the helpdesk guys, however. Apparently SW doesn't have an official way of getting rid of it.


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    Check this solution if you want to update/download latest SP https://forum.solidworks.com/message/142401#142401

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    Thanks - I'll have to have a look at that new service pack. I'm sure that will get rig of a few bugs... and maybe add one or two more

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    Note to all members
    ALL CAD SYSTEMS CAN BE IRRITATING AT TIMES!
    Just felt a need to point it out
    Cheers

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    Now this is annoying!!! Aaaarrrgh. This happens exactly when you really need to redo.

    Not as annoying as "Can't undo", though.

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    yes that can be pain - remember to save often, if you recall that irritating reminder box that would pop up every minute
    learn from the mistakes of others, life it to short to make them all yourself

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    Gareth, look under Options > Backup/Recover and uncheck the checkbox in Save notification (at the bottom of the dialog box).

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    I think the inconsistent undo/redo function is No1 for me. Why does SW seem to have opinions about what should and should not be undone??? Spectacularly non-existent in some areas.

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