2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 16, 2015 10:45 AM by Glenn Schroeder

    SolidWorks 2014 prints at startup

    Dave Ellert

      When opening an existing part or drawing file, the file prints automatically. It prints to my default printer, which  I changed  to PDF so I am not wasting paper. It only prints at start up, but prints again if a different file is opened.

       

      I installed SolidWorks 2014 two months ago, off the DVDs. Now that school is in session, I am starting to use it. I have not updated for service packs, because I want to stay on the same version as my students for troubleshooting, etc.

       

      This problem does not occur in our CAD labs. We are using Windows 7. I have 32 bit, all the labs are 64 bit.

       

      Dave Ellert, P.E.

      Instructor in Engineering

      Coordinator, Engineering Outreach

      University of Southern Indiana

      8600 University Blvd.

      Evansville, IN. 47712

       

      (812) 464-1883

        • Re: SolidWorks 2014 prints at startup
          Dave Ellert

          Got this solution from the SW tech support team  at SolidWorks World 2015:

          This is a file association error. Here are the steps:

          1. Shift-right click on the SoldWorks icon on the desktop.

          2. Select Run as adminstrator.

          3. Select Settings/File explorer.

          4.Select Restore file association.

           

          Thanks, -Dave Ellert

          • Re: SolidWorks 2014 prints at startup
            Glenn Schroeder

            Dave Ellert wrote:

             

             

            I have not updated for service packs, because I want to stay on the same version as my students for troubleshooting, etc.

             

             

            I'm glad you got it figured out.  And by the way, installing up-to-date service packs for the same version won't cause problems with compatibility.  That only happens when you update to a newer version, such as going from SW2014 to SW2015.  I know that's true for the commercial version, and while I'm not familiar with the Student Version I would assume that the same is true for it as well.