• Titan Computer... any opinions?

    My philosophy has been buy the best computer with room for upgrades and keep it for a long time.  I currently run a Dell T5400 with Dual Xeon Quad cores at 2.5 Ghz that is now 10 years old and showing it's age.&#...
    Jonathan Wilkof
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  • Failed to initialize Visual Basic for Apps, equations and macros will not work. W10 2016 SP02

    Cannot install. Occurs when first opening SW after download and initial install. Terminates SW before opening.
    Alvin Voigt
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  • Limit on moving licences?

    A friend works somewhere where they just bought their first solid works licence. They have been told that they can swap the licence between PCs up to 900 times... I never heard of this limit. We have been swapping ...
    Gordon Rigg
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  • How to disable a new version of Solidworks to prevent older version files being overwritten in project?

    I have a project which requires me to work on Solidworks 2016. However I have Solidworks 2017 also installed. Is there a way to disable Solidworks 2017 while I am on this project? This will prevent overwriting my Soli...
    Jan Hendrik Loots
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  • Whats a good average of network license per users?

    Those of you who are using network license's, What is your average number of network license's per the number of users who have excess to those license's.   Thanks for the help.
    Wayne Schafer
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  • Upgrading and migrating 2017 PDM Standard vault to new server

    Hi,   We were running the 2017 PDM Standard vault on Windows Server 2008 R2.  Since I cannot run the Installation Manager to upgrade the vault to 2018 on this Windows Server 2008, I followed the process for...
    Randy Wong
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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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  • Can we use the RMS Sentinel license manager for other products on the same server as the SolidNetwork License Server?

    We already have the SolidWorks SolidNetWork License Manager (including Sentinel RMS License Manager) installed on our license server.  We are using another product that also needs to use the Sentinel RMS License ...
    Josh Houston
    created by Josh Houston
  • windows 10

    We have an issue with SW2017SP4 on windows 10, very slow to launch.
    John O'Brien
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  • Can SolidWorks be virtualized as a thin client using VMWare?

    I have a cloud infrastructure built on deploying virtual machines and I would like to virtualize SolidWorks as a thin client instead of having to do post installs after deploying a VM. Attempts to clone VMs with Solid...
    Robert Teele
    created by Robert Teele
  • what does it mean when it says "VBE6EXT.OBL could not be loaded"

    When ever I try to open solidworks it pops up with an error. I tried repairing it and deleting it and reinstalling but it still won't open?
    Monique Martin
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  • How to auto sync revision number with revision variable attached to data card without using "Set Revision" command

    Hello,   We have a scenario where we are following two revision numbers like Before release to production....A-B-C-D and so on After releasing to production...1-2-3-4 and so on   Workflow contains below ...
    Sameer Panse
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  • Solidworks rescinded the ability to have a two machines activated at the same time?

    Did you know that Solidworks rescinded the ability to activate your license on two separate machines?  This was super handy when you had a portable laptop and an office computer setup. Or, some call it a "home" l...
    Cody Zorn
    last modified by Cody Zorn
  • Shared toolbox vs stand alone?

    Anybody want to weigh in on using a shared toolbox in PDM vs. having a toolbox on each person's client? We have 4-5 installations of Solidworks using a license server. What are the pros and cons? Seems like having a s...
    Eric Snyder
    last modified by Eric Snyder
  • Solidworks 2010  won't re-load onto the same computer after hard drive crash

    Hi, After many years of use my hard drive crashed.I have reloaded Win10 onto an SSD and is re-activated, everything else remains the same, however Solidworks 2010 fails when asked to load from disc and search for upda...
    Andrew Turner
    last modified by Andrew Turner
  • SolidWorks 3D Settings

    Hi I am looking to apply the 'SolidWorks' settings in the nVidia Control Panel, but there is no SolidWorks listed in the program listing. It's not under Dassault Systemes either; all I can find is 'Dassault System...
    1-C0J4S4
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  • How do i share the downloaded files of solidworks from one pc to another? (I do have the serial numbers for it)

    How do i share the downloaded files of solidworks from one pc to another? (I do have the serial numbers for it)
    Sharad Anchan
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  • Toolbox path preventing installation

    I am updating my installation from 2018 Preimium SP 0.1 to SP 1.0.  I am getting an error message saying that my toolbox path is is invalid.  Change the path to proceed.  Unfortunately, the CHANGE butto...
    Peter Loring
    last modified by Peter Loring
  • Using VPN to get on to my work network but still cant s0ign out a solidwork license? Talked to IT then did not know and said I should just drive in and sign out the License.

    I am not an IT guy so please talk slow and explain it to a dumb guy if you have help. This is what I know, I am at home to day and needed to use solid works so I connected to my work net work with VPN and tried to ope...
    Ben Wolf
    last modified by Ben Wolf
  • I recieve error messages when i try to reinstall Solidworks 2017 such as "The Installation Manager could not read a file that is required for installation: D:\swwi\data\Solidworks.Msi." How can i fix this problem?

    I receive error messages when i try to reinstall Solidworks 2017 such as "The Installation Manager could not read a file that is required for installation: D:\swwi\data\Solidworks.Msi." How can i fix this problem?
    Grant Senechal
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