I don't know what Solidworks 2009 you're using? As far as myself and all the other user s in my company are concerned, 2009 is terrible!
It's slow and unstable. We went from 2007 to 2009. In 2007 I could sketch as fast as i could click the mouse! With 2009 it feels the need to think about every mouse click I make!!!!
Our software provider is no wiser than we are.
We have spent countless HOURS of wasted time due to the program crashing repeatedly.
I'm sorry but this version of solidworks is a joke!