• Fully automating SW Image Installations (What SolidWorks doesn't tell you...)

    This will hopefully save some fellow CAD Admins and users headaches, since a lot of these details aren't well documented and only learned through trial & error.   Our particular installation scenario is for ...
    Scott Wheeler
    last modified by Scott Wheeler
  • Your favorite Solidworks error messages

    I wanted to start a new thread where we can collect some of the craziest messages that we get when working with solidworks. Please try to insert the image into the text using the insert image button. Also, try not to ...
    1-98QLGO
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  • 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
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  • Crusty Old Template File Gotcha

    While working on a thorny problem with EPDM and SW BOMs, I discovered the following in the Knowledge Base:   ================================================================== Solution Id:S-071805 Product:SOLI...
    Jim Sculley
    last modified by Jim Sculley
  • Speeding up Admin Image installs?

    Just wondering if you guys had a list of tips to speed up admin image installs. I am having clients install from an admin image located on a server, and they are installing by clicking the HTA link over the network. I...
    Mark Athey
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  • Deploying SolidWorks with SCCM 2012 SP1

    I have been trolling the forums and there appears to be a lot of confusion on how to install SolidWorks with SCCM 2012.  SolidWorks has not provided much documentation on how to do this and I struggled through it...
    Support Admin
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  • Need help with SW installation

    Dear Forum,   My background installer isn't working. I'm trying to update to 2019 from 2018 SP 2.0. I've downloaded the SolidWorksSetup.exe file to my desktop. Where do I save the expanded files to? Or how do I ...
    Richard Young
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  • SolidWorks/PDM 2018 hotfix list

    I just got a hotfix from our VAR that solved our PDM problem. I was not aware of the existance of this hotfix, since it was not listet on the SW customer portal or knowledge base. That was not the first time, that I g...
    Lars Uhlenhaut
    last modified by Lars Uhlenhaut
  • Cant access My Support

    Good Day,   Could I please get an administrator to look at my account. I am unable to access the My Support page to file an SR.   The link just circles back to the My Profile Attributes page. All the requi...
    Jackson Wiebe
    last modified by Jackson Wiebe
  • Please delete my account

    Hey,   Please delete my accounts and all data you have of me. I am not using the service and would like to have ma data removed.   Best Regards
    Julius Graeser
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  • Online License Limitation

    Since switching to online license, I think I get a problem when trying to run multiple session of SWX. The new session will force the old one to close.   The new session could be from a plugin in another progra...
    Frederick Law
    last modified by Frederick Law
  • SOLIDWORKS World 2019 Top Ten List

    Thank you to everyone who has submitted enhancement ideas for this year’s SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten. As a reminder, the idea submission phase will be open until December 12th, 2018.   If you have an idea for...
    Daniel MCGINN
    created by Daniel MCGINN
  • Licensing Question

    I currently have Solidworks 2017 and Solidworks 2015 with CFD running on my workstation. My predecessor opted not to upgrade the CFD when he upgraded to 2017 Solidworks.  I would like to move the 2015 with CFD to...
    Jimmie Onaldson
    last modified by Jimmie Onaldson
  • What process do you use to update templates with each major software release?

    With each major SW release, we resave our templates (part / assembly / drawing) to the newest version.   We have noticed a few small aggravations and one theory is that since our templates date back as far as 20...
    Daen Hendrickson
    last modified by Daen Hendrickson
  • Solidworks rescinded the ability to have a two machines activated at the same time?

    Did you know that Solidworks rescinded the ability to activate your license on two separate machines?  This was super handy when you had a portable laptop and an office computer setup. Or, some call it a "home" l...
    Cody Zorn
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  • 2019 Manage (SP0) can be installed on top of 2018

    When MSI was used to install, there was no previous versions check. When setup.exe was used I received the same results.
    Chris Miller
    last modified by Chris Miller
  • Using older versions with the internet licensing they forced on us for 2018

    Since they decided to force internet licensing on the users with 2018, what or how do you activate the older versions of SW. I have one customer that still uses 2014 and when I go to start it up it is asking for activ...
    John Lhuillier
    last modified by John Lhuillier
  • HP Wide Format Printer vulnerability HPSBHF03589 rev. 2

    Sharing here sideways-related in case it affects your business. Keep your company and users safe through best practices.   There is a firmware update for security on 166 HP ink printers, including a range of com...
    Tom Gagnon
    created by Tom Gagnon
  • User problems with PDM

    Recently our company has moved to PDM, and i've been in charge of managing the system. So far, things are (in my own opinion) going okay. People are beginning to get the hang of how to use it, and while there are peop...
    Jack Brooker
    last modified by Jack Brooker
  • Overall Stock Size

    Is there a way for SolidWorks to automatically pick the overall sizes of a part (Boundry Box type of thing) and insert that size into the bill of material under "StockSize". This size to be used to purchase materials....
    1-GCUQMA
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