• Possible to run SolidWorks Network License via Docker container

    Not even sure if this is, at all, possible but we've got Synology Rackstations that have Docker packages available on them. I know containers in Docker are lightweight and not full-fledged Virtual Machines (by compari...
    Jeffrey Pannell
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  • Customer Portal won't recognize valid license

    I currently use a license for solidworks that I received for a college class. According to my license manager, it's valid until 07/31/2020 however the customer portal says it's not a valid license. I have lost the pow...
    Boone Shangle
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  • 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
  • Why you should consider On-line licensing

    Based on some comments in another thread, I thought I would share how well Online licensing works.  (Yes, I'm praising Solidworks.  )   When I left for work this evening, I intentionally left solidwork...
    Scott Perman
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • upgrading operating system to windows 10

    I am currently using Solidworks 2016 premium on a laptop with windows 7, the operating system is being changed to Windows 10. Will Solidworks continue to run or do I need to upgrade to 2020
    Duane Reid
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  • Benchmark-Test for PDM-Professional

    Hello fellow sufferers, has anyone ever heard something about a Benchmark-Test for PDM-Professional?   Cheers Mario
    Mario Zahren
    last modified by Mario Zahren
  • Solidworks 2020 license manager on Windows 2012

    Can the 2020 SolidNetWork License Manager run on Windows 2012?
    Nmt Tcc
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  • We pay $1600 for a SW Pro yearly subscription and Draftsight doesn't come free?

    All I need is to overlay dxf/dwg files over each other to compare accuracy. I still design in SW. You'd think $1600 a year sub for SW Pro would cover the $99/yr Draftsight.
    Ernani Nera
    last modified by Ernani Nera
  • upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10

    I'm upgrading my pc from windows 7 pro to windows 10 pro. I'm going to install windows 10 pro, not just upgrade it. What do I need to do so my SolidWorks license works after loading windows 10?
    Michael Page
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  • Transfer my license to new computer

    Transfer my license to new computer I need help
    Lavoie Claude
    last modified by Lavoie Claude
  • 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
  • When will 2020 sp1 be released?  sp0 is killing my business. 

    Weldments to bill of materials is a mess.  Needs fixing now.  
    Tad Taylor
    last modified by Tad Taylor
  • SP 1.0 installation

    I'm getting hung up on installing Service Pack 1.0 for SW 2020 with, guess what... C++ redistributables. My original 2020 installation took many hours, and I recall having to uninstall and re-install all traces of al...
    Simon Farrington
    last modified by Simon Farrington
  • 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...
    1-7UEHFD
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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
    last modified by Hayden Droog
  • 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
    last modified by Stephen Copeland
  • do you guys have anything about gamefowl?

    i want to create a logo for my gamefarm and i want to know how does your system works, i do not currently have a laptop nor desktop, i am using library computer,there is someone that told me about Solidworks and tryin...
    Edgar Noriega
    last modified by Edgar Noriega