• what is the best solution in "lost connection to data base"

    Jorge cuevas
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  • Admin Image, Deploy Automatically "Install Scheduled"???

    Hey guys,   I'm getting a notification when trying to deploy SW install through the Image, automatic deploy tool:   I can't find this anywhere on the forums on in the help files or anything. All the help...
    Karl Okeson
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    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
  • How to Setup PDM Web Server?

    How do I setup the Web Server for PDM?   I'm not an end-user of PDM, I do the network admin for the company. They've asked me to setup the Web Server for PDM. I don't see any sites or virtual directories in IIS....
    Scott Keen
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  • High performance Computer for SW 2019

    Hi. Sorry by my english language, I know is very poor, buy I think that writting in english you´ll can understand me better. I want to buy one computer to run assemblies with more than 10.000 parts. and I&acut...
    Jose Carlos Mundo
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  • Solidworks installation manager slows down to install

    SolidWorks 2016 SP04 installation manager slows down to install when Plastics or FlowSimulation. We don't see any pop-up also mentioning its failed. Need help in anlayzing, why its not installing. Am not getting any...
    Balaranga Polur
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  • Managing part files without PDM

    Hi,   I have recently been given the responsibility of managing changes on a machine and it's accompanying files (Parts, Drawings, and Assemblies). I was initially very nonplussed to get this project because it ...
    Bryan Weitzenkamp
    last modified by Bryan Weitzenkamp
  • 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
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  • How to read SolidWorks Performance Log?

    Is there a manual or explanation how to read the SolidWorks performance log file? I haven't found anything neither in the KB nor on the web.
    Lars Uhlenhaut
    created by Lars Uhlenhaut
  • Prototypes and ECNs

    Process question for other users who design 1-off products.   We design and manufacture large custom machinery, with order quantities typically 1; essentially everything is a prototype. We’re also ISO 9001...
    Terry Raymond
    last modified by Terry Raymond
  • Moved Vault, Some Greyed Out and Tree Different

    Hi All   We have moved our Solidworks PDM workgroup vault to a new machine machine but some items are greyed out and the tree is in a different order within Solidworks.   This was done by installing PDM on...
    Cassie Adams
    last modified by Cassie Adams
  • best way to install the pdm vault

    Maybe a noob question, but what is the best way to install the vault and create a view?   Install as local admin? network admin? windows logged in as user and install as admin?
    Erik Janssen
    last modified by Erik Janssen
  • Windows explorer does not show the file type, but only "SolidWorks Application"

    Dear community   After installing SW2019, my windows explorer does not show what kind of file type it is (e.g. .STEP, .x_t etc), but only says "SldWorks 2019 Application". Anyone who knows how i can change this...
    Klaus Falk Hansen
    last modified by Klaus Falk Hansen
  • how to convert a multi-body part to an assembly

    How do you convert a multi-body part to an assembly?
    Nick Nagy
    last modified by Nick Nagy
  • SW License server Dead. Can I start SolidWorks?

    Our server that holds our entire setup, Vault, license server etc has been compromised.   As a result, the IT contractors are doing a complete format/clean install and setting up the server again. Then I will ...
    Nick Tzallas
    last modified by Nick Tzallas
  • 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...
    Mike Thompson
    last modified by Mike Thompson
  • What product comes with what license?

    All   I am looking on the customer portal to find information on what products you get with Professional that you don't get with Premium, and what you get with Premium that you don't get with Standard. I'd like ...
    Dwight Livingston
    last modified by Dwight Livingston
  • Custom property tab builder pull down list in configuration specific Value/Text Expression

    Hey all,   Any way to get my list to show here? I created a vendor list and it works correctly in the custom properties pane for a part, but will not show me my pull-down list when I use my template on a configu...
    Mike Thompson
    last modified by Mike Thompson
  • Solidworks crashing on start up. Fault Module: ig9icd64:00021621

    Hi all, From last week, anytime I start up Solidworks, it crashes after about 20 s regardless of any action you take. The error message I keep getting is Fault Module:  ig9icd64:00021621 Anyone experiencing th...
    Ebenezer Owusu-Ansah
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  • Can't install SOLIDWORKS 2019 SP1 after having manually deleted a damaged installation

    In the midst of a SOLIDWORKS update from SP0 to SP1 I experienced a system crash (caused by another application). This left me with a damaged installation that I decided to get rid of manually. So I deleted all traces...
    Dries Vervoort
    last modified by Dries Vervoort