I wanted to bring to attention to a graphical glitch that I have found and solved in SolidWorks 2022-2023, which seems to be affecting an increasing number of users, in the community. On my machine it started around week 3 of competition season. When opening parts the first document to be opened would always look graphically correct. But when you open a second document it appears wireframe no matter what you do.
This is obviously a huge annoyance when trying to cad. When playing with the settings looking for the solution I came across a few settings that will fix the issue. The first one and least impactful on Solidworks performance is turning off “Optimize for thin part” under Options > System Options > Display
If deselecting this option doesn’t work for you another thing you can toggle is the “Enhanced graphics performance” under Options > System Options > Performance.
Parker brought this up to me a couple weeks ago when we were in a call and I happened to be screen-sharing and had the issue. This has been happening since mid-build season for me as well. Turning off the “Optimize for thin part” worked perfect for me, no issues since.
Thanks Parker, I’m guessing most SW users out there have been dealing with this issue. Somehow some kind of update that was rolled out at the end of January/February must have caused this.