I am having a very frustrating problem with SolidWorks (2009 SP2.0, but it's been a problem since 2008). Every time I do anything - add a feature, sketch, roll back or forward etc... - the display style switches to "shaded". It wouldn't bother me so much if it were changed to ANYTHING else, because the shaded view in SolidWorks is what I loathe above all else in this universe. Not only is it impossible to distinguish what the part/assembly actually looks like, let alone see any of its faces, edges, or features, or even tell its orientation, in this mode, but I also just find it an abomination to look at. Furthermore, I cannot use the heads-up toolbar to quickly change the display mode back to something that does not make me want to gouge my eyes out with a pocket protector, because nothing happens when I do this. So, I have to go to the tree, select the body(ies), right-click -
my "VA"R just shrug, scratch their heads, and say "we've never heard of that before", and I have scoured newsgroups searching for this problem, all to no avail.
Has anybody else had this problem (and been able to fix it)? If so, can you *please* help me, before I end up in the eleven o'clock news for all the wrong reasons?
Cheers, and have a nice day :DD