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Dynamic Reference Visualization Trouble

Dynamic Reference Visualization Trouble

SOLIDWORKS 2017 includes the dynamic reference visualization feature (

Unfortunately, I am unable to see these arrows regardless of being enabled in the design tree.

I thought the file was bugged but opening the same file on another computer produced the arrows as expected. I am running Windows 7 and the test computer is a Windows 10 machine. Both computers are running SOLIDWORKS 2017 SP 1.0.

I have done the following to no avail:
  • uninstall/reinstall
  • checked to ensure dynamic reference visualizations is turned on for the part template
  • Tools>>"Save/Restore Settings" to copy SOLIDWORKS settings from working computer to local computer

After scouring the internet, I am out of ideas.

RE: Dynamic Reference Visualization Trouble

Are you using an approved graphics card & driver? Run the SOLIDWORKS Rx > Diagnostics tool to check.

Have you tried changing the Background colour scheme?

RE: Dynamic Reference Visualization Trouble

@CorBlimeyLimey, thank you for your suggestions. As far as I can tell, my Nvidia Quadro 410 is an approved graphics card and I have changed the SOLIDWORKS background back to the bleached default. Still, the arrows do not appear.

That being said, I do not believe the graphics card is the issue because the "other computer" I mentioned is a virtual machine I remote desktop into.

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