SOLIDWORKS Viewer 2009 SP3.0 and Printing

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There is a known issue with the SOLIDWORKS Viewer 2009 SP3.0 and printing:

Knowledge Base Solution S-036239

Question:

When printing a SOLIDWORKS document from SOLIDWORKS Viewer 2009 SP3 from the File, Print menu, why does the program crash with the following error "An unsupported operation was attempted"?

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Answer:

This issue has been identified and submitted to the SOLIDWORKS development team as SPR 487382 – "Print via File, Print causes 'An unsupported operation was attempted' error and crash."

Here are a number of work-arounds that can be used:

1. Uninstall SOLIDWORKS Viewer SP3.0 and install SOLIDWORKS Viewer SP2.1 or earlier

2. Use the Print icon instead of File>Print from the menu

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3. Use SOLIDWORKS "Quick View" mode to print the file

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4. Use eDrawings to print the file.

 

Leslie Lougheed