Strange font display behavior of SolidWorks on rMBP

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  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello, I installed SolidWorks 2012-2013 on Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64-bit on my MacBook Pro Retina Display 15". I have noticed the following strange behavior of font display.


    In SW_frontproblem1, the lower half of the letters are not displayed. Looks like the right of the numbers are not displayed correctly as well.


    In SW_frontproblem2, Coinicident0 in Existing Relations (on the top left) and "Custom" on the bottom right are not displayed correctly.


    In SW_frontproblem3, the lower half of the dimensions are not displayed.


    In SW_frontproblem4, the lower half of the icons are not displayed.


    Anybody knows what is going on and how to fix these problems? Thanks.


    P.S. Don't know if it has anything to do with DPI. On this machine, I need to set the custom text size (DPI) to 200% to read the letters clearly. The resolution is 2880x1800 (recommended).
     

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  2. MatusisDrake macrumors newbie

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    Hi, did you ever find a solution? I have the same issue which essentially renders the SolidWorks application unusable. I believe it's resolution related but I would really prefer not to have to downgrade to non-native resolutions.

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No solution yet. If you have found one, please let me know.
     
  4. imm22 macrumors regular

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    The solution is simple, low you resolution and do not use scale.
     
  5. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What do you mean by "scale"?
     
  6. imm22 macrumors regular

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  7. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks. Where can I deactivate the Font scale?
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Going from memory since I'm running OS X at the moment.
    Right click the desktop
    Select Screen resolution
    Click on Make Text and other items larger or smaller
     

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