solidworksxpress not loading after fresh install of SW 2012 premium. Click Icons but nothing happens.
Was working before I reloaded Windows 7 Pro. Been at it for hours, no idea what the problem could be.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Marc there are many Xpress products. Which one of them is not working or do you mean no one is working? Does your SOLIDWORKS gets hanged when you click these Xpress icons?
Thanks for the reply.
I only have Driveworksxpress showing. System does not hang. Its just that nothing happens. I tried clicking the icon from different menus, but nothing. Tried double clicking the driveworksxpressdt.exe from its install location on C: , nothing.
Solidworks seems to function as before, but I do get the occasional error popping up when opening drawings
"Could not load Solidworks DLL: GdtAnalysisSupport.dll."
Note: This all started when I wiped hard disk, and did a fresh install of Windows 7 with all the updates (I did find online that one of the security updates could cause SW addin issues, but I dont see that I have that particular update, so I should be good) .
I installed operating system on "C", then re-install SW on "D" . I think that may have caused these DLL errors, not sure if it affects driveworksxpress. I uninstalled SW and reinstalled on C: but still same issue.
Any input is welcomed. Thanks.
Are you not seeing this icon?
Check and make sure that Office 2003 Web Components are installed. If yes then try reinstalling or do a repair.
Finally if that is not working then your registry has the old path to the DLL file. Open registry editor and search for DriveWorksXpressCore.DLL in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. Once you've found the string, click on InprocServer32 folder. In there check and update the path for DriveWorksXpressCore.DLL under CodeBase. Do the same for the version sub folder under InprocServer32 folder. Make sure SOLIDWORKS is not running and you've taken a back of the registry key being modified.
Office 2003 Web Components were already installed,
I could get to the string, but could not see InprocServer32 as you illustrate above.
Finally found solution by following the instruction in this video. YouTube search
or direct link SOLIDWORKS DLL Add-In: KB 3072630 - YouTube
I probably did have that microsoft update KB3072630 but could not see it. This quick fix did the job.
Everything working good so far.
Thanks for the support.
Cool, should have mention about KB thing also. The other other DLL error you're getting is also due to that KB. Hopefully you got both issues fixed now
You could be seeing a host of DLL issues caused by a Windows update released to the public in July 2015. The "Could not load Solidworks DLL: GdtAnalysisSupport.dll" error is a classic symptom of this. You would probably want to start by going through the fix process here (GoEngineer - Knowledge Base ) to remedy that and see if the other issues don't then subside.
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