• 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
  • 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
    last modified by David Paterson
  • 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
  • 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
    last modified by Stephen Copeland
  • 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
    last modified by Adam Roundill
  • How to use Finite Element Analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

    How to do this FEA & material is LM24
    Ekramul Haque
    last modified by Ekramul Haque
  • 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
  • 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
    last modified by Alex Holmes
  • 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
  • How to prevent vault folders from being added to Windows10 quick access?

    As the question states, is there anyway to prevent the vault or vault folders from being automatically added to quick access?   The problem with them being there is it asks users to login to the vault when using...
    David Lane
    last modified by David Lane
  • Update Shared Installation Files

    I recently downloaded Solidworks 2020 SP 0.1 using the "Download and share all files..." option and now need to update the shared files to 2020 SP 01. I went to Downloads | Support | SOLIDWORKS  a...
    Ict Support
    last modified by Ict Support
  • PDM List with Alias

    I'm trying to create a new way for our company to create files in the vault. Specifically this is to address the issue of assigning serial numbers to Creo files.   So I have this list, which is basically setting...
    David Lane
    last modified by David Lane
  • Not able to login into solidworks online portal to download the software even after doing the signing in procedure. Please let me know.

    I need to dowload the solidworks 2017 professional software online. I made an account but not able to login and download. I have the license key also.
    Prankur Kataria
    last modified by Prankur Kataria
  • Server Down Notification?

    Can we get a notification when Solidworks server is down? Like when on Xbox live you can go there to the main dashboard and see if it is up and running. I don't want to call my VAR every time I get an error message th...
    Joe Trzaska
    last modified by Joe Trzaska
  • does anyone use a Solidworks Monitoring software?

    i have been looking for a software that can tell me how much/ how many of our Solidworks licenses we are using. is there anything like that out there? 
    Tom Puttkammer
    last modified by Tom Puttkammer
  • 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
  • Possible to run SolidWorks Network License via Docker container

    Not even sure if this is, at all, possible but we've got Synology Rackstations that have Docker packages available on them. I know containers in Docker are lightweight and not full-fledged Virtual Machines (by compari...
    Jeffrey Pannell
    last modified by Jeffrey Pannell
  • Customer Portal won't recognize valid license

    I currently use a license for solidworks that I received for a college class. According to my license manager, it's valid until 07/31/2020 however the customer portal says it's not a valid license. I have lost the pow...
    Boone Shangle
    last modified by Boone Shangle