• I have extremely long boot up time which freezes my entire computer

    Hi there, I am in an interesting situation. Whenever I try and run SolidWorks my entire computer freezes, usually on the verifying license part of the displayed bootup process. This is not due to insufficient hardware...
    Caleb Chaponis
    last modified by Caleb Chaponis
  • installation problem

    hi, i'm trying to install my brand new solidworks software on my brand new computer. i get stuck when it fails to find executables - sldcheckforupdates, vcredist_x... etc. any idea what i should do? thanks! omri
    Omri Omri
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  • i just bought the student version and tried to download and i got an error message: does not entitle you to solidworks composer 2019 please help

    I just bought student version solidworks and I get this error message when I try to load it in my computer
    Joseph Chiado
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  • Automatic deployment

    Trying to get the administrative image automatic deployment working on our domain and it will not connect to any of our computers. We have Windows server 2019, trying to deploy Solidworks 2020 SP1.0. The test run wi...
    Scott Baumli
    last modified by Scott Baumli
  • Online license transaction failed

    Hello,   I am using Solidworks Online Licensing on multiple desktops and laptops for a while now. We have a pretty stable internet connection so no problems there, and it is working pretty well. We use Solidwo...
    Gijs Manders
    last modified by Gijs Manders
  • Has anyone encountered the Version History reverting back?

    I have an interesting issue. When one of my users tries to update his history comment on a PDF (could be other files, so far I've only seen him try with a PDF), he is able to update the comment and click update. When ...
    Kenyon Bradley
    last modified by Kenyon Bradley
  • Will solidworks 2019 run on a windows 7 setup

    Want to switch to Solidworks 2019 but some of our users are on windows 7 and some are on windows 10.  Will this create a problem to move to solidworks 2019?
    Wayne Schafer
    last modified by Wayne Schafer
  • 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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  • What does the REPORTLOG from the SolidNetWork License options file give me?

    I'm looking for a way to track license usage to make sure we have enough network seats.  I orignally wrote a macro that goes through the debug log and tracks license in/out and counts usage.  But, there's a ...
    Tim Ordway
    created by Tim Ordway
  • CAD Admin Dashboard Not Updating

    Hello, Two weeks ago at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 the Cad Admin Dashboard was promoted in several presentations, so  I was excited to get back to work and try it again, as we had tried to use it previously bu...
    Pete Nelson
    last modified by Pete Nelson
  • Why won't Solidworks recognize my GPU driver?

    I have a Dell Precision 3540 with AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100 GPU (In addition to integrated Intel 620 graphics).  This is a SW certified machine and should work with driver version 19.Q4 from AMD. However, Solidwork...
    Ajeet Kamath
    last modified by Ajeet Kamath
  • Why can't I disable software open gl in 2020 solidworks?

    Just upgraded t 2020 and see that Software Open Gl is active but greyed out so I can not turn it off. I run an Nvidia P2000 which is fully supported and have the recommended driver set. Any clue how to correct this?
    John Snodgrass
    last modified by John Snodgrass
  • Why have my icons changed?

    Hi all, I had a major computer crash last week and had to completely restore the computer back to it's original (as new) condition. After re-installing everything and getting it back to where it was at beforehand, So...
    Dave Bear
    last modified by Dave Bear
  • Online licensing outages!!!!

    We seem to be suffering an issue with online licensing. I had a user kicked off his machine yesterday for a while, and today a second user just had to give up trying to get solidworks to start. I switched that licens...
    Gordon Rigg
    last modified by Gordon Rigg
  • How to read performance test ?

    Hi guys, we are having some performances issues, to determine where the slowdowns come from I've launch a performance test on some computers.  There are a few exemples :   PC 1 : DELL Precision tower 5810...
    Jerome De San Nicolás
    last modified by Jerome De San Nicolás
  • I have a SOLIDWORKS premium Term License, customerportal not working 

    I have a SOLIDWORKS premium Term License, customer portal is registering the serial, but not working after that. VAR (solidline) is not answering.
    Grigorii Pestcov
    last modified by Grigorii Pestcov
  • Solidworks 2020 license manager on Windows 2012

    Can the 2020 SolidNetWork License Manager run on Windows 2012?
    Nmt Tcc
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    Bryan Sepkowski
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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
    last modified by Pradeep Nayak
  • 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