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SolidWorks 2013 Serious Issues

Question asked by Thomas Huggins on Jun 13, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 13, 2014 by John Burrill

After much frustration and banging my head on the desk for months, I finally decided to post about the issues with SolidWorks 2013 that we suffer from on a daily basis.  I've been a SolidWorks user since 2004 and have loved it from the beginning..... until now.  All I can say is that I hope these issues were addressed and fixed in the 2014 version or my company will be switching to a reliable 3D platform.  Dassault really needs to issue a final SP for those of us still using 2013.  It's like buyng a car only to find that they forgot to put wheels on it.  It sure is pretty though.  I'm not here to flame the forum, I just want SolidWorks to know that we aren't happy at all.  See below for a list some of the issues that we are experiencing.


*Converted sketches losing driving sketch relations.

*EPDM 2013 does not "get latest" when checking out, (that variable is our default).

*Constant crashes, (I've had as many as 11 in one day).

*Drawing views linked to BOM continually lose their link.

*Configurations not staying in their saved state.

*Revolve feature changes the driving sketch.

*Crashes in large assy mode.

*Crashes on closing, even when nothing is open.

*Random script error messages, even when nothing is open.

*Random yellow triangle messages that tell nothing.

*Changes in one sketch causes over constrained errors in other sketches.


That's what comes to mind at the moment, because these happen every day, but there are more.  Thanks for letting me share and feel free to add issues that you may be having with 2013. -TH