• 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
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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
  • Will solidworks 2020 run on windows server?

    I have already looked at system requirements for 2020. Windows server is not listed for Solidworks non server products. I have been having a lot of weird is issues and would like to test using aws ec2 to do developmen...
    Eric Snyder
    last modified by Eric Snyder
  • PDM Client AutoCAD Add-In for Autocad 2017?

    Does anyone know when there will be support for AutoCAD 2017 - plugin for PDM? In 2018?
    Robert Pickeral
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  • File path issues

    We are using GrabCad to share the library and models amongst the 12 students and myself. Files constantly are not being found due to the file path SW is searching going all the way back to the C: drive. The GrabCad fo...
    Gary Lucas
    last modified by Gary Lucas
  • 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
  • Solidworks Background Downloader is trying to install 2018 SP5, which I don't want. I have disabled the Downloader, but Solidworks still tries to install SP5 at startup. How can I stop the auto install process?

    Solidworks Background Downloader is trying to install 2018 SP5, which I don't want, and don't have. I have disabled the Downloader, but Solidworks still tries to install SP5 at startup. When I cancel the install, it s...
    David Paterson
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  • Can a borrowed license be applied to more than one version of SW?

    We have a floating license for SW Standard that has 20 seats available. One of our users currently has a borrowed license, but it seems as if it was borrowed within the 2019 License Manager. Is it possible for that bo...
    Dan Prenger
    last modified by Dan Prenger
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • SOLIDWORKS is not enabled for your SOLIDWORKS ID.

    I was having trouble on my machine so I switched over to another to try and see if my problem was with my machine or solidworks. However this second machine came up with the error above despite the fact that I can sti...
    Adam Roundill
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  • How to use Finite Element Analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

    How to do this FEA & material is LM24
    Ekramul Haque
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  • ERROR > "Failed to initialize Visual Basic for Apps, equations and macros will not work. Are you low on disc space?"

    I am getting the ERROR on a Dell T7500 Windos 7 Ultimate x64 and MS Office 2010, everytime I open and edit a design table created on a SW 2009 with Office 2003 on Windows XP Profesional x64... I check the existance of...
    Mauricio Martinez-Saez
    last modified by Mauricio Martinez-Saez
  • 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
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  • Installation error :(

    I have been trying to install solidworks student edition 2019-2020 but have been given this error right at the end, can anyone help me figure out what to do to fix this please, thank you
    Alex Holmes
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  • PDM doesn't show where used info for form tools

    PDM doesn't show where used info for form tools (.sldftp). So a get latest operation doesn't download the form tool.   Additionally when the form tool is modified the parts do not update. Users have to replace t...
    David Lane
    last modified by David Lane
  • Updating SW and PDM to 2020 and moving PDM to new server

    We are updating to 2020 across the board. This means a few hardware updates including our SQL server and probably our license server.    In the past I've always made sure to have everyone check in their fil...
    Nate Kinkley
    last modified by Nate Kinkley
  • 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