• I am curious why so many SW users are still running Windows 7 software.

    Why are people still using Windows 7? It's end of life is rapidly approaching . . .
    Jeff Wygum
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  • Set revision, Update Variable not available for users

    I found a similar post here:Set revision not available for users   From that Post I applied: Set Revision in State Set Revision in Folders Check Out File in State   I've got the ability to now to update...
    Derek Eldridge
    last modified by Derek Eldridge
  • 2018 online deactivation via mysolidworks portal?

    I have been told that SW-2018 can be deactivated through mysolidworks.com portal.  How do I access this feature? (I hate to run the risk of leaving forgetting to deactivate the office seat before I leave for home!)
    Paul Cross
    last modified by Paul Cross
  • Admin Install - Serial number is incomplete

    Hi,   I'm trying to download the files to do a admin install but when I put the correct serial number into the separate fields for components I get this annoying message:   Your SOLIDWORKS Visualize serial...
    Ed Williams
    last modified by Ed Williams
  • 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
  • SEK 2019-20 release date?

    Hello Everyone,   Does Anyone knows the release date of SEK 2019-20 license?   Thanks in advance.   Best Regards, Dinesh Kumar
    Dinesh Kumar
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  • epdm permission hierarchy?

    Has anyone found our put together a PDM permission hierarchy diagram? With multiple places to set permissions, it is hard to determine what is causing a specific permission.   For example, a user account belon...
    Derek Eldridge
    last modified by Derek Eldridge
  • Query on using SNL license with Standalone product

    Hi Everyone,   I am having a query. Is it possible to use SNL simulation license with Standalone SolidWorks license?   If any one knows the answer, please let me know.   Thank you in advance.   ...
    Dinesh Kumar
    last modified by Dinesh Kumar
  • Hardware or software setting problems with new workstation running 2019?

    I recently was able to build my own workstation for work. I went with an intel i9 9900k, Nvidia P4000, 2 TB solid state, 32 gigs of ram and an Asus Rog IX Hero Z270 LGA1151 motherboard. You would think this thing sho...
    Kyle Anderson
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  • Just installed SW2019 S.P. 2 - takes 58 seconds to start up. Have SW2018 - takes 11 seconds. Why is 2019 so slow to launch?

    Just installed SW2019 S.P. 2 - takes 58 seconds to start up. Have SW2018 - takes 11 seconds. Why is 2019 so slow to launch? No add ins at start up + we have the 'fast start' option enabled on computer boot up. Clean i...
    rodney mansfield
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  • PDMpro Merge a Branch permission?

    What permissions are needed to allow a user to Merge a Branch? Using PDMpro 2018SP5.   One of my useres is able to create a branch, and if he views the Associated Branches window, and can right click and merge ...
    Derek Eldridge
    last modified by Derek Eldridge
  • 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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  • Windows Server 2019 and SolidWorks

    Does anyone know which if any version of SolidWorks will install on a Windows Server 2019 server?   Looking at the Microsoft lifecycle site it looks like Windows Server 2019 was released in November 2018 and mai...
    Paul Wyndham
    last modified by Paul Wyndham
  • My Solidworks 2018 SP2 standard licence starts in education mode!? How can I remove SDK finaly?

    Hello,   I installed Solidworks 2018 SP2 with my standard licence. But when I created a new part, a education symbol is there in the part tree and the part is not free for public use. Is there somebody who kn...
    Lothar Howah
    last modified by Lothar Howah
  • SW 2018 SP05 Student Edition Splash Screen Failure

    Hello,   I got my 1-year licence key for Solidworks yesterday. I downloaded and installed SW 2018 SP03, when i tried to open it, splash screen came and says "Loading registry, Verifying Licence" and disappeared....
    Adem Sancar
    last modified by Adem Sancar
  • Add design library folder on a lot of computers

    Hi all,   I would like to add a design library folder for my users but I have a lot of computer and I don't want to add it manually on each machine.   I had a look on the registry, as I can deploy a .reg fil...
    Jerome De San Nicolás
    last modified by Jerome De San Nicolás
  • 3DConnexion Spaceball with mouse movement at the same time slows model rotation

    Something that has been bugging me for awhile.   I have a 3DConnexion spaceball.  Just the little puck shaped one with the steel base.  I also have a Logitech G500 mouse. I don't recall when it starte...
    Andy Sanders
    last modified by Andy Sanders
  • 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
  • Unable to install (Code 2)

    Hello,   I am not able to install the 2018 Version of solidworks because of this fault alarm in the summary log:   "***START DUMP OF WINDOWS INSTALLER DATA***" "***END DUMP OF WINDOWS INSTALLER DATA***" ...
    Kevin Lindackers
    last modified by Kevin Lindackers
  • How do I force the online license login prompt to open when I need to switch from my SW standard to my SW pro?

    I own two seats of SW, one standard and one professional.  Depending on the need, my boss and I switch between the two.  Before, If we ran into a license battle between us, I would just delete the flexnet fi...
    Sp Pro
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