• Error message, "Cant recognize License Number" on start up

    We have had solidwork on this computer for months now and used regularly with no trouble. Now today it says the it cant recognize the license number for solidworks. I know how to go in and check the serial number once...
    Ryan Moore
    last modified by Ryan Moore
  • Search Recent using windows 10

    In windows 7 and 8 we had a search "Recent" option... it's now gone in Windows 10 and we now have Quick View? I can pin back Recent in under Quick View ... but how can we show all recent files (not just SW files...
    Paul Salvador
    last modified by Paul Salvador
  • online licencing functionality

    What happens when, using online licencing, you go to a second PC and sign in but you have unsaved data on another PC using that online licence? Does it reject the sign in? Must the app be closed on the PC from which...
    Gordon Rigg
    last modified by Gordon Rigg
  • hi

    I want to get trial package first for my job....if i tried option "try soliD works"..it is not opening and error is ask administration retry.   KINDLY GIVE ME ACCESS FOR TRIAL PROCESS  THANKING YOU Ekansh...
    Ekansh Dhawan
    last modified by Ekansh Dhawan
  • Solidworks 2014 on windows 10.

    I have had to update my computer to windows 10. Can you tell me if solidworks will sell me a patch to make SWKs 2014 SP5 work or upgrade me to the first version that will work on windows 10.  I'm not on subscript...
    Stephen Copeland
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  • Can I find some sample file on photonic integrated circuit.

    I want some sample file on photonic integrated circuit components with distance.
    Sushma Pandey
    last modified by Sushma Pandey
  • Change of company name (SW licence)

    If you need to change the company a licence is allocated to you get a nice form to fill in from your VAR to authorize it. It really is a nice simple system. There is just a slight delay.  About 10 years! I f...
    Gordon Rigg
    last modified by Gordon Rigg
  • Is Upgrading vs. Clean Install still a considered a bad thing to do?

    I've got quite a few machines to update to 2019.   In the past, I've always been told that upgrading Solidworks is a big no-no   Is this still true?  I a clean install ALWAYS better?   Upgr...
    Andy Sanders
    last modified by Andy Sanders
  • swactwiz command line switches

    Hi,   I would like to know what are the command line switches for activating and deactivating a stand-alone license? I'd like to automate the deactivation/activation process without going through the GUI. I fou...
    Pta It Support
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  • VAR Recommendations

    I am in the process of searching for a new VAR and am unsure where to start. Our current VAR has been unresponsive on multiple occasions and has not been providing the support I'd like to see.   We are in the Ne...
    Andrew Paino
    last modified by Andrew Paino
  • Installation package

    Hello,   I want to create a package distribute by SCCM to automaticaly deploy Draftsight and Solidworks with the SNL server configuration. I don't find any help about command line to install it. Can you please...
    Romain Rocher
    last modified by Romain Rocher
  • recent upgrade to win10 is making solidworks deadly slow

    about 2 weeks ago i upgraded my computer to win10.at first did not see a problem, but now it is so slow it is unusable. Mike
    Mike Felty
    last modified by Mike Felty
  • What is 3DCloudByMe?!

    I can't find any mention of this Plug-in except for people asking about it.   I definitely don't want any cloud apps on my computer, I could get in pretty deep trouble if any of my models end up on someone else'...
    Ross Mayo
    last modified by Ross Mayo
  • BOM quantities when actual quantity is different than model

    Using PDM.   If you have an assembly that has 100 screws it is incredibly tedious and really slows the model down to insert 100 screws and mate them all. Doing that also bloats the model unnecessarily. I have us...
    Eric Snyder
    last modified by Eric Snyder
  • How to add missing file version?

    What would be the process of adding a missing file version? We have some PDF drawings which are missing some of the old versions.   I know one option is to rollback to the point where the drawing needs to be a...
    David Lane
    last modified by David Lane
  • PDM Pro server HW req'mts

    Hi Guys, I realize there have already been a few threads regarding this, but our situation might be a bit more scaled than others.  We are implementing PDM Pro in several locations (5 sites, 1 in the US, 2 in the...
    Michael Plati
    last modified by Michael Plati
  • Part numbers and configurations - best practices?

    Setting up my part numbering system ... finally. I have settled on a meaningless, sequentially incremented numbering system where the next part takes the next available number in the list. My question has to do with c...
    Eric Snyder
    last modified by Eric Snyder
  • Solidworks Installation Manager Blank(problem)

    My solidworks installation manager is blank.It comes with a message that " a previous installation" is lacking something like that!!Wi have tried many things .Can anyone give me a solution to this problem?(i am trying...
    Jillur Rahman
    last modified by Jillur Rahman
  • Linking a PDM variable to a custom property

    I am trying o link a a PDM variable (PartNo or a custom variable like ESPart) to a custom property in a part or assembly. so that I can check the file out, assign the variable in one of three places and have it sync a...
    Eric Snyder
    last modified by Eric Snyder
  • PDM - Watermark

    Hi, I am working on a issue where a user approved documents in PDM via the Web application and then the signature does not appear in PDM. I have found a way to fix this issue and make the signature appear both in PDM...
    Inga Rut Reynisdottir
    last modified by Inga Rut Reynisdottir