• Intermittent crash in Solidworks 2019 education when inserting a model

    I am the IT support for an education customer, so I apologise for using any wrong terminology. My institution is having issues with Solidworks 2019 intermittently crashing when inserting a part into a drawing, with "...
    Michael Rowlands
    created by Michael Rowlands
  • SolidWorks Web Help not working

    Hello,   I recently got SolidWorks and am taking the essentials course. On the first day the teacher showed us what he called an invaluable tool, the "web help" search bar. As you type something, the program pul...
    Aaron Mednick
    last modified by Aaron Mednick
  • does anyone use a Solidworks Monitoring software?

    i have been looking for a software that can tell me how much/ how many of our Solidworks licenses we are using. is there anything like that out there? 
    Tom Puttkammer
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  • Using 2 Different Solidworks Licences on One Computer

    I have a work laptop that I also use for school but on two separate user accounts.  My school account has my education solidworks licence but the work account opens the education licence from my school account wh...
    Grayson Keaton
    last modified by Grayson Keaton
  • Specify which monitor for SW windows to appear

    Hello, I'm  running 2 monitors.  I keep the primary display for general things and use the larger, secondary monitor for SW.  Sadly, SW likes to pop up windows on the primary display, rather than on th...
    Powell Barber
    last modified by Powell Barber
  • Clicking on Mouse scroll button won't rotate in Solidworks 64bit... drivers needed?

    Just been working on getting Solidworks set up on a M6400 Vista 64bit system and took a bit to get the drivers for bluetooth and my mouse set up right,  but when you click the middle scroll button to rotate the i...
    Andrew Paulsen
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  • Why can't I disable software open gl in 2020 solidworks?

    Just upgraded t 2020 and see that Software Open Gl is active but greyed out so I can not turn it off. I run an Nvidia P2000 which is fully supported and have the recommended driver set. Any clue how to correct this?
    John Snodgrass
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  • Solidworks gets stuck at the loading page with the text “loading registry” . I’ve uninstalled and re-installed Solidworks, but the loading page is still stuck on “loading registry”.

    Solidworks gets stuck at the loading page with the text “loading registry” (See image below). I’ve uninstalled and re-installed Solidworks, but the loading page is still stuck on “loading regis...
    Pradeep Nayak
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  • solidworks2019/2020 can use nvidia Maximus ?

    Hello, I'm using Quadro k4000 SolidWorks version 2019. When I open the large assembly, the software will become very stuck and cannot edit parts. Can I purchase Tesla K20 for upgrading, whether SolidWorks supports NVI...
    Eric break
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  • Downgrade solidworks ?

    Is it possible for me to downgrade my license of solidworks 2014 sp5 premium to professional . I have had to upgrade my computer to windows 10 and o don't think 14 will work. 
    Stephen Copeland
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  • Updating SW and PDM to 2020 and moving PDM to new server

    We are updating to 2020 across the board. This means a few hardware updates including our SQL server and probably our license server.    In the past I've always made sure to have everyone check in their fil...
    Nate Kinkley
    last modified by Nate Kinkley
  • This benchmark test appears to show Geforce 2080 beatign Quadros in Solidworks. Are things changing in terms of which are best?

    If the Quadro cards work best in Solidworks or only the Quadro cards work how do the bench mark tests she gforce cards beating  Quadro cards IN Solidworks.   Have been in the do I get my build with a Quadro...
    Chris Rose
    last modified by Chris Rose
  • SolidWorks Rx Lists Incorrect Graphics Card Driver While Windows Device Manager Shows Correct Driver

    I recently took the oppertunity to upgrade to Windows 7 after a system failure with my Vists installation. The clean install of Windows 7 went without a hitch,other than the fact that I had to manually download and in...
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  • recommended driver version for P4000

    What is the recommended/tested  version of Nvidia Driver version of P4000 for Solidworks 2020. version 430 and 441 both shows as not tested under Solidworks Fx Diagnostics.
    Hayden Droog
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  • Error message, "Cant recognize License Number" on start up

    We have had solidwork on this computer for months now and used regularly with no trouble. Now today it says the it cant recognize the license number for solidworks. I know how to go in and check the serial number once...
    Ryan Moore
    last modified by Ryan Moore
  • PDM Pro server HW req'mts

    Hi Guys, I realize there have already been a few threads regarding this, but our situation might be a bit more scaled than others.  We are implementing PDM Pro in several locations (5 sites, 1 in the US, 2 in the...
    Michael Plati
    last modified by Michael Plati
  • Solidworks Installation Manager Blank(problem)

    My solidworks installation manager is blank.It comes with a message that " a previous installation" is lacking something like that!!Wi have tried many things .Can anyone give me a solution to this problem?(i am trying...
    Jillur Rahman
    last modified by Jillur Rahman
  • Choosing a new laptop

    Hey Guys.   I was recently awarded an entrepreneurial license to get my start up going in the right direction. The start up is a new 2 seat aircraft kit for the homebuilt aircraft market.   I do most of my...
    Justin Martin
    last modified by Justin Martin
  • P2000 vs P4000 - is the prices difference worth it?

    Currently have a K2200. Need to upgrade because mine is moving to a little used computer. My use case is no rendering or Photoview, just large assemblies with over 750 components. I really hate turning display edges o...
    Eric Snyder
    last modified by Eric Snyder
  • Mobile workstation advice please

    Hello I am hoping someone can give me some advice regarding the purchase of a secondhand mobile workstation for using Solidworks at home. I have a very limited budget and have looked to find the best system i can affo...
    Robert Peek
    last modified by Robert Peek