With every new release of SOLIDWORKS there are always a couple of bonus enhancements that don’t appear in the SOLIDWORKS What’s New Guild. Whether they’re deem insignificant to warrant “enhancement” status I don’t know.
Either way it’s always nice to discover one!
I delved into a old drawing, one which must have been first setup ten years ago or more. I assume back in Windows XP days. It said it couldn’t find the font Zurich Ex BT. Which must of been a standard font back then. I haven’t seen it with Window 7 and beyond. Over the years I have seen SOLIDWORKS replace a font automatically.
With SOLIDWORKS 2017 when you open a drawing with a font not on your system it displays a dialogue box. This provides two options. The choice of selecting a new font, which will be a permanent replacement when the drawing is saved. Or SOLIDWORKS 2017 will allow Windows to select a similar matching font on a temporary bases. This will leave the reference to the original selected font, which will then be used if it is added back into the system
It’s a simple, nice, addition and surely worthy of the title ….. Enhancement!