• solidworks 2020 and using Altium 20 designer and  together, through Altium concord and licencing

    We are looking at implementing Solidworks 2020 as a complete new install from out existing solidworks 18 installation. We will use a new PDM, Licence server and install on each client. We are currently trialling PCB ...
    Kevin Baldwin
    created by Kevin Baldwin
  • intermittent PDM notifications

    I have a notification setup that automatically goes out to 3 users when a file is transitioned to detailing, and has dynamic notification to the rest of the engineering department.   I have a couple scenarios go...
    Gary Hamm
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  • Page Setup Not Working

    My page setup is not working.  When I get into the printer menu and click Page Setup, usually, I get the properties menu.  I can access Page Setup from the File menu, but it comes up with all the buttons bla...
    Howard Gibson
    last modified by Howard Gibson
  • 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 ...
    last modified by 1-98QLGO
  • 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
  • no rights to get latest or attached version

    One of the users in my organization is having a problem using "Get Latest Version" on one of the template files in our PDM Vault.  When he tries to get latest, he receives the warning message "no rights to get la...
    Matthew Sosa
    last modified by Matthew Sosa
  • 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
    created by David Lane
  • 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
  • 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
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  • Do I have to reset all of my file locations every time I upgrade?

    I just upgraded to SW 2020. And upon opening a new component file, I find it hasn't loaded our corporate template. And upon starting a new drawing file, I find it hasn't loaded our sheet formats, either. I can't im...
    Vince Boice
    last modified by Vince Boice
  • Work with a log SolidNetWork License Manager (lmgrd)

    Hi, colleagues! A few months ago, our company had a problem: lack of licenses. I’ve decided to analyze how long employees have been using the license. I’ve begun to read forums and search for information,...
    Vasilii Redinskii
    last modified by Vasilii Redinskii
  • 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
    last modified by Win Lai
  • Choosing a new laptop

    Hey Guys.   I was recently awarded an entrepreneurial license to get my start up going in the right direction. The start up is a new 2 seat aircraft kit for the homebuilt aircraft market.   I do most of my...
    Justin Martin
    last modified by Justin Martin
  • Downloading old versions

    Hi, We have a Solidworks 2011 installation (subsequently upgraded to 2012) which I am trying to migrate to a new computer. I have unlicenced the old computer, but now I can't find the software to install on the new o...
    Tim Gerrish
    last modified by Tim Gerrish
  • dwgeditor software

    Dear all,  Is the software of dwgeditor can be installed at the commercial place or not? We just only want to make sure the license issue. (We found it's agreement list can be installed for 3 pc if we have solid...
    Anderson Hsu
    last modified by Anderson Hsu
  • solidwork2015 operating system

    Dear all, Would it be possible to install solidwork2015 in operating system win10 professional? Thanks a lot.
    Anderson Hsu
    last modified by Anderson Hsu
  • SW 2019 SP4.0 Admin Image Install fails instantly, no error

    I normally use admin install images but I can't get it to work with 2019 SP4.0 The install window pops up and then disappears right away without making any progress. No error and no install log in the admin image dir...
    Adam Kauffman
    last modified by Adam Kauffman
  • Can I update to 2020 without consequence? PDM Compatibility?

    Hey SW Forums,   My company is rocking 2018 SP05, and we're looking to switch to 2020 now that SP01 is out. We also use PDM. Can we update our SolidWorks to 2020 SP01 (Using Help > Check for Updates), or will...
    Victor Carosi
    last modified by Victor Carosi
  • P2000 vs P4000 - is the prices difference worth it?

    Currently have a K2200. Need to upgrade because mine is moving to a little used computer. My use case is no rendering or Photoview, just large assemblies with over 750 components. I really hate turning display edges o...
    Eric Snyder
    last modified by Eric Snyder
  • Autodesk Inventor and Solidworks - comparison

    I have received a job invitation to the company which uses Inventor. Being only a SW user, I have decided to make myself an investigation of this program before the interview, as since now I have only formed my opinio...
    Ben D.
    last modified by Ben D.