Are you seeing duplication (see Figure 1) of your SOLIDWORKS graphical screen or dialogs where you cannot see all the text on your external (typically 4K) monitor?
Figure 1: Screen Duplication Example
If you are running Windows 7 or higher, with a high-density (4K+) external display, the operating system may automatically adjust the scaling setting for the display being used. Users typically want to modify this setting, as they may want the windows user interface to appear smaller or larger. This is especially true for Desktop Icons labels.
The DPI scaling is set globally within the operating system via Windows Control Panel | Appearance and Personalization | Display.
This global setting can have an undesired effect on certain applications, leading to “fuzzy” fonts and other behaviors on applications that do not recognize this setting. Whether or not SOLIDWORKS is affected depends on your combination of graphics card and driver, so not 100% of all users will experience this issue.
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