Has anyone have SW2003sp5 and SW2004sp0 hang when rotating and
The behavior is very odd. (and btw, I have the same hardware as before
with exception of a new mouse with a wheel (see above, disabling zoom)
Explainging what happens...
The graphics or gui studder and sometimes the model disappears and
access to the gui is interrupted.
If I select anything while this is going on, SW using freezes.
If I leave it alone, I can save but SW is still in limbo graphically.
I can sometimes shutdown SW but it usually will not release from memory.
Also, when this is happening the taskmanager is sporatic but all my
other programs running in the background can easily be accessed and work
This hanging is random (different models, prts and asms) and it has
happened over 6 times today.
I'm leaning towards the idea the the new M$ mouse with the wheel is
causing some memory problem or SW is not working properly with wheel
mice? BTW, the studder is very similar to the wheel zoom.
Anyone else experience this?
Try the suggestion by Dale Dunn but note that the latest 5.X
intellimouse drivers from Microsoft don't have the ability to disable
the wheel in SolidWorks. This option was completly removed in 5.X and
results in similar (but not as bad) behavior to what you describe. You
will need version 4.X or older.
Paul Salvador wrote:
The problem you described sounds like the problem I experienced after
installing SW2004. However in my case, 2003 was uninstalled prior to
installation of 2004.
Fix: Did complete uninstall SW2004 (per SW instructions) and also Microsoft
Office as I was having a problem with Excel and SW design tables
Sorry but true. It acts just like previous versions before you disable
the wheel for SolidWorks. They've also removed some of the button
customization ability. The bottom line is 5.X drivers are unusable for
Dale, (your post is gone for some reason?)
Well, I do not have a driver installed for this M$ optical wheel mouse.
I have used a logitech wheel mouse before and again, I did not use a
I guess I can install a driver to see what is different and disable the
SW wheel there but I still want to disable the wheel zoom in SW.
Anyhow, I've been using this M$ mouse for 2 weeks now and with the past
logitech wheel mouse, I don't care for the wheel zoom functionality in
SW, especially when your are rotating and the wheel moves slighty, it's
wierd, clumsy and unnatural for me.
But for other programs, I like the use of the wheel! Arrggghhh.. I'm
guessing there is something in the SW registry which turns this off?