• Switching from Standalone License to Network License

    My company has 4 SW users, 3 onsite and 1 offsite, all with Standalone Licenses. The 3 onsite users have SW Professional. The offsite user has SW Premium and SW Flow Simulation, and will be getting SW Composer soon....
    Sarah Dwight
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  • Performance evaluation rebuild time is far off by a factor of 4-100 times

    Hi,   My parts takes for ever to rebuild.. And it has been so for years and on at least 2 different high-end computers, currently I7@5GHZ, nvme m.2 raid-0, Quadro P4000 etc ... Im using every design trick in the...
    Peter Persson
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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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  • SW experience on Surface PRO 4, Surface Book, MacBook and MacBook Air

    Hello, I have been using SW on MacBook Pro 15" via Bootcamp for years. I am satisfied with the performance. Right now, I am looking for a lighter device.  I am considering to buy one of the four devices listed in...
    Peter Cohen
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  • Windows userser rights on PCs

    Hi all, i got questions about windows user rights on PCs  for "normal" working environment. Is there a list or something in that way from SW that i can send to my IT ? Has someone experience or infor...
    Antonio Cavka
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  • is anybody using an HP Zbook 14?

    I bought an HP Zbook 14 in May 2014. It has a built in  FirePro M4100 graphics card (driver  13.251.1), and is supported by SW.   Whenever I run Solidworks, it hangs, generally within 30 minutes of sta...
    Andrew Michell
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  • Fully automating SW Image Installations (What SolidWorks doesn't tell you...)

    This will hopefully save some fellow CAD Admins and users headaches, since a lot of these details aren't well documented and only learned through trial & error.   Our particular installation scenario is for ...
    Scott Wheeler
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  • System Manufacturer and Model are not recognized even though computer is certified by SW

    Hello,   I recently got a Dell Precision 5530 for work with the NVIDIA Quadro P2000 graphics card and it is certified on SW here: http://www.solidworks.com/pages/services/VideoCardTesting.html   I download...
    Jeanette Numbers
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  • IT "NO admin rights"

    New to SW as we have been on SE since version 1. Enough said. Our IT dept, will not grant us permission to C:\program files\Solidworks on our new workstations. We must keep our files on a network drive, and that is sl...
    Timothy Thomas
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  • Transferring the License from a Crashed System

    One of the system in my workspace got crashed which had solidworks activated in it. Now I cannot access Windows so how to disable or deactivate the license from that system and log on to it on another computer without...
    Kirti Mistry
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  • Manual Downloads and the SolidWorks Installation Manager

    The SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager performs a number of purposes; Identifies what software and version(s) are installed. Checks for updates to installed software. Identifies required system pre-requisites nee...
    Greg Jankowski
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  • License Report Tool

    Hi all,   As the SNL log file is difficult to read and organize. So, I have just developed a free license report tool to help Company to analysis the license utilization status in real time mode. It is still in...
    Win Lai
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  • Does PDM server replication work well from a user standpoint? (or at least, better than VPN from China to US)? Considering an upgrade.

    Hey all,    We've got primary users in the United States, but some users in China and Finland. VPN to our office is laggy and so PDM is slow<gasp>. My question:  Does PDM server replication wor...
    Jason Minahan
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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
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  • Installation Problem

    Hi. I had to uninstalled SolidWorks  and now I have to install it again. When I run SolidWorks’ installation management it shows error:  „Installation project error: The project file does not e...
    Paulina Bagrowska
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  • What can I do if my Solidworks lagging and there isn't  certified pilote for my graphics card ?

    hello, I just by a MacBook Pro 2018.  I have a windows partition (With bootcamp) so I can download the 2017-2018 Solidworks version. ( school version) I can move the part in 3D without any problem except when I ...
    Damien Wiame
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  • What is my PC's bottleneck?

    Starting to get into larger assemblies and the PC is having some issues keeping up. What is weird is that I can rotate the entire model just fine, but then some times, it just freezes up for 1-2 seconds, then gets ba...
    Boris Ostrovskiy
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  • Solidworks 2019 Admin image directing install to wrong folder?

    I set up an Admin Image to install Solidworks 2019 SP3.0, with most users set to uninstall the latest version and perform a new installation in 'C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS 2019'.  Users are reporting that the in...
    David Hinners
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  • Solidworks Instability Cost our Company $35k Last Year

    We just heard from our bean counters. We have a in-distributed work order we have to log into when we are have solidworks software issues. Our accounting dept just reported to us that we has just over $35,000 dollars ...
    Tim Smith
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  • password protection for solidworks

    Hi Can i give password protection to my solidwork software . so no one can open solidworks  from my PC.     Thanks   Raj
    Raj Chorghe
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