• 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
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Failed to initialize VBA (SW 18-19), changing region format does not fix issue

    I am having trouble loading Solidworks 2018-2019 student edition on my computer. I get an error message "Failed to initialize VBA. Are you out of disk space?" I have tried nearly everything I can find on the internet,...
    Josh Marangoni
    last modified by Josh Marangoni
  • 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
    created by Derek Eldridge
  • Can a Windows 10 workstation be a Network License Manager?

    We are moving from standalone licensing (SW2017) to network licensing (SW2019) for 4 users . Can we put the Network License Manager on a Windows 10 Pro workstation (which also has Solidworks 2019 installed on it) ...
    Adam Sewells
    last modified by Adam Sewells
  • 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
  • 2018/2019 solidworks student pack. After installing, I keep getting a message stating,

    I uninstalled solidworks 2017/2018 and just bought the new 2018/2019 student edition. After uninstalling the old solidworks and reinstalling the new 2019 solidworks, I keep getting these messages about my old part and...
    Jeremy Estorga
    last modified by Jeremy Estorga
  • Launching Solidworks 2016 normally and by bypassing the Tools/Options completely different on a fresh install.

    Hi,   I am trying to run Solidworks 2016 on a Surface Laptop 2 with an Intel i5-8250U CPU and Intel UHD Graphics 620 on board graphics. I have the latest graphics driver from Microsoft installed which is 24.20.1...
    James Stewart
    last modified by James Stewart
  • Solidworks PCB 2019 opening unmanaged projects?

    Quick background. I am not an Electrical Engineer nor have I ever used this application. I am however a computer programmer, so I have experience using SVN and Tortoise SVN. We lost our System Administrator so I am de...
    Jeff Cho
    last modified by Jeff Cho