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Correcting foreign language characters in the FeatureManager Tree

SOLIDWORKS FeatureManager Tree

Correcting foreign language characters in the FeatureManager Tree

If you are seeing unusual characters, there is a System Option in SOLIDWORKS that may have been inadvertently activated. The most common symptom is seeing Chinese characters in parentheses to the right of folder and feature names: 

FeatureManager Tree

Fortunately, there is a quick fix to correct this behavior and restore your interface to the expected state.

Disabling the translated feature names option

  • Click on the Systems option gear icon or go to Tools > Options.
  • Select the “FeatureManager” node in the left-hand pane of System Options and inspect the “Show translated feature names in FeatureManager tree.”
FeatureManager Tree
  • Uncheck the “Show translated feature names in FeatureManager tree” option and click “OK”, and that’s all there is to it!
FeatureManager Tree

Technical Support

We hope you found this information valuable! If you have any follow-up questions and are an MLC CAD Systems customer, please contact support at Phone: 800-364-1652, Email: solidworkssupport@mlc-cad.com, or you can submit your support request here at MLC CAD Systems technical support

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