I'm having a problem with SW 2005 view orientation. When I try to
update the views, for example to change the current front view to the
back view, I click on the view that I want to change to and then click
the update button. As I click the update button, the selected view
changes from the new (desired) view to the current view. So the change
is never made.
Anyone have a solution?
Strange indeed! (SW2005, SP4.0)
I had made changes ok, but as I studied this issue, I found something quite
Try this. Open the dialog box and select (highlight) a view other than the
current one. Now run your cursor up to select one of the buttons, such as
to reset the view, but don't click anything. About 1 second after crossing
the boundary of the button, the view selection jumps back to the current
view! Reminds me of the variety of programs that ask you to select a button
or box, but it always moves whenever it receives the focus. :-)
So the answer to your issue is to select your desired view, and then click
the button before it has a chance to change your selection. Got to be
Is this what you are seeing? Verify this and then turn it in.
Yes I have seen this. Took me a little while to figure out what was going
on here. I think it has something to do with SW and Windows not playing
What happens is that after you highlight the view that you want to change
to, and then you mouse-over to the update view button and pause for a
moment, a help "flag" will pop-up showing what the button is used for. When
this "flag" pops up, for some strange reason the view that you had selected
The only workaround I have found is to "do it fast". Meaning, mouse over to
the Update View button and click it before the help "flag" has a chance to
pop up. Works for me anyway.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for your response. You are right, I hadn't thought of the speed
solution, but I had noticed the problem recurring on a somewhat random
basis. Most of the time but not all of the time.
Your solution works. Thanks again.
I would like as many folks as possible to try this for me. It happens on my
machine every time, on another machine every time, but another one here
works fine. My VAR can do it, but SW can't seem to make it misbehave. I
would like to collect enough information to maybe show some common factors.
It's a very quick test so please participate.
1. Open a part or assy and go to a named view (front, etc.)
2. Open the orientation dialog box (space bar) - you should see your
selected view highlighted
3. Single left-click on another view in that box
4. Move your cursor up over one of the 3 buttons at the top (not the Pin
5. Does the highlight jump back to the current view or not when the tip
Video card info
Anything else that you might find useful that you can think of.
The ones that I have tried have not proven to be the particular video card,
which was my second thought. My first was SW settings, but I imported a
working machine's settings to mine and it still misbehaved. I'm pretty well
stumped on this one.
SW 2005 SP 3.1 (because I can't get 4.0 to load, don't get me started)
Nvidia Quadro FX 1000 67.22 driver
Coffee - regular Hazelnut no sugar, a little half & half (in a travel mug
that whistles when I sip)
I suspect this is a Windows issue, but I haven't figured out what. I'm on
XP SP2, but another machine on XP SP2 works fine. I have a FireGL card, but
others with the same card & driver work fine. A machine with a Quadro card
also misbehaves. Another machine with an identical Quadro card & driver
works fine, both on XP SP 1 and SW SP4.0. A variety of SW SP machines all
I'm hot on the path of this one. I found that turning off large tool tips
in SW will make the problem appear, except for one machine here that is on a
FireGL card with a later driver than I am running. I am in the process of
getting a later driver. I'll keep you posted.
No home run, but a base hit. I updated to the same video driver as a
totally working machine with the same FireGL card as I have and mine still
misbehaves. However, he is on XP SP1 and SW SP2.0, whereas I am on XP SP2 &
SW SP 4.0.
Does anyone have a setup that works fine with the large tool tips off? If
so, what video card & driver, and what Windows version?
Happens here. We discussed this here not too long ago.
Large icons - OFF
Show tooltips - ON
Large tooltips - OFF
nVidia Quadro FX 1300, driver 22.214.171.12422
WinXP Pro, SP2.0
I agree. I think it has something to do with SW and Windows not playing
well together also. But that's just a hunch....
Ok, so one of the factors is certainly having the large tooltips turned
off - if you turn them on it always seems to work. The other appears to
maybe be Win XP, and I can't confirm yet whether SP1 or SP2 has an effect.