• License Report Tool

    Hi all,   As the SNL log file is difficult to read and organize. So, I have just developed a free license report tool to help Company to analysis the license utilization status in real time mode. It is still in...
    Win Lai
    last modified by Win Lai
  • SNL on a Cloud server

    We have a few offices using Solidworks in different cities. We need to access to SNL from those remote workplace. Can I install SNL on a Cloud Server (Amazon Web Services, for exanple)? I've already created instance E...
    Timur Kairalapov
    last modified by Timur Kairalapov
  • Is there a better workflow way to unrelease a file through PDM and keep the same revision

    So, I'm trying to figure out the best way to unrelease a file in our workflow.  This is for those cases where either a file was released by accident or if a minor change was need to be made but a new revision was...
    Brian Stoddard
    last modified by Brian Stoddard
  • Quick Export of Toolbox/Hole Wizard Data?

    Ok this is an odd one.  I was just looking at the toolbox folder we are using on our network and well there is so much legacy data and misc. garbage in the folder that it's almost impossible to manage the file st...
    Darrell Conley
    last modified by Darrell Conley
  • What the $%#% is 3DCloudByMe?!

    I can't find any mention of this Plug-in except for people asking about it.   DEFINITELY don't want any cloud B.S. on my computer, I could get in pretty deep trouble if any of my models end up on someone else's ...
    Ross Mayo
    last modified by Ross Mayo
  • Software purchasing let me down

    I am a new engineer at a factory and our company want to purchase a new simulation software. Our maneger ask me to compare the software and discuss with the accounting department. Then they will buy for us. I found th...
    Xixi Wen
    last modified by Xixi Wen
  • Using PDM to manage discontinued parts and inventory

    Time for another discussion about PDM and file management.  I am trying to come up with the best way to manage discontinued parts. Please let me know what you do, your suggestions, or the problems you have that a...
    Josh Hixon
    last modified by Josh Hixon
  • Clean Uninstall of SW2018 and Reinstall SW2019

    My VAR is unable to provide updated instructions for clean uninstalling/reinstalling Solidworks.  The instructions I've found online do not apply to SW 2018 on Win10 64bit.   Can anyone point me to detailed...
    M. B.
    last modified by M. B.
  • Solidworks Premium 2019 SP2.0 Suddenly started Crashing at "Save"

    Suddenly, with nothing having changed since yesterday, my Solidworks Premium 2019 SP2.0 is completely crashing when I click "save" on drawings. Yesterday it was not doing this. PC Specs: Windows 10 Pro Build 1809 64...
    Matthew Turner
    last modified by Matthew Turner
  • where to save macros in 2019

    I have a macro that I downloaded and last used in 2017, "Springapi.swp" it doesn't show in the 2019 menu. Where should I save it so I can use it in 2019.
    Gerald Watts
    last modified by Gerald Watts
  • SolidWorks 2018 Service Pack release dates

    Hello,   Does anyone know the release dates of SolidWorks 2018 service packs?
    Dinesh Kumar
    last modified by Dinesh Kumar
  • Sharing favorites materials list

    We have 2018 and in May we are going to 2019. I have created a custom material data base and also created my favorites list. What would be the best way of making the favorites show on everyone SolidWorks in the company?
    Patrick Ellis
    last modified by Patrick Ellis
  • Settings Administrator Button in AdminInstallOptionsEditor is greyed out

    I just started testing SWX2019 SP0 and realized that within AdminInstallOptionsEditor the Settings Administrator Button is greyed out, and I find no way to get it active.   I have a similar editor from Version 2...
    Ricco Blust
    last modified by Ricco Blust
  • We just uploaded the 2017 version and  the option to Include prefix, suffix and tolerance of dimensions, in a note is not working.

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    Kristian Grasberger
    last modified by Kristian Grasberger
  • How hard can it be to create an uninstaller?

    I am curious why, when you remove Solidworks from app and features, it still leaves a bunch of orphaned crap laying around on the computer (even when I select every check box to remove everything).  Then, you go ...
    Matthew Brahm
    last modified by Matthew Brahm
  • Install FAILED with code 1603

    I am unable to installed solidworks 2017 and always get the error message "** Install FAILED with code 1603".  Please check below for the last few snippets of installation error logs taken during the last install...
    Abdelatif Elaissate
    last modified by Abdelatif Elaissate
  • SW PDM Standard serial number

    Is the SW PDM Standard serial number documented anywhere on the customer portal? We are updating from SW2015 to SW2019 but only testing on two seats with static (non-floating) licenses. Unfortunately our VAR (eventu...
    Stuart Birrell
    last modified by Stuart Birrell
  • what is the best solution in "lost connection to data base"

    Jorge cuevas
    last modified by Jorge cuevas

    Online licensing is a super huge FIASCO or PITA. When you get constantly kicked off saying that there is no longer a license available to save your work because we're shutting down to the latest message that Solidwork...
    John Lhuillier
    last modified by John Lhuillier
  • Best time to upgrade to SW 2019?

    Hey guys,   I have a basic question, with regard to deciding when to upgrade. I have a lot of Inventor experience, but only about 1.5 years on SW. Inventor was known for adding a lot of content in one release, a...
    Michael Thompson
    last modified by Michael Thompson