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Apache Log4j Vulnerability for SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE Products and Solutions (CVE-2021-44228)

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There has been a recent security issue related to an open-source Apache Log4j Utility (CVE-2021-44228) and how it can impact SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE Products and Solutions.  CATI would like to address those concerns with our Users. Dassault Systèmes is aware of the security issue related to open-source Apache Log4j Utility (CVE-2021-44228)* and our Cybersecurity team has been actively investigating any potential impact of this vulnerability since Friday, December 10th. Apache reported that CVE-2021-44228 applies only to Log4j versions 2.0-2.14.1, and does not […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Cut List Item Folder Not Updated

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Have you ever seen this icon before? I had a customer call in to our SOLIDWORKS support line asking what this is. He was creating a sheet metal part and this icon was driving him nuts. This icon indicates that the Cut List needs to be updated. When creating a Sheet Metal or a Weldment part file, there is a Cut List automatically generated by default. It automatically organizes the sheet metal cut list items. However, this setting was turned […]

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SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing Will be Discontinued

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SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing was introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP0 to allow customers to “login” to run SOLIDWORKS and easily move to other machines.  Due to low participation, Online Licensing is targeted to phase out on February 5, 2022. For SOLIDWORKS 2018 to 2021 users, Online licensing will still be available until the phase out date. In preparation for this, we recommend your SOLIDWORKS Administrator switches back to machine activation before the phase out date. This can be done from the […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 Installation Guide – Part 6 SOLIDWORKS Visualize

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In the world of photo-realistic rendering software, SOLIDWORKS Visualization Products are hard to beat. Introduced in 2016, SOLIDWORKS Visualize was a “quantum leap” addition to the existing SOLIDWORKS Photoview 360 in terms of rendering functionality and quality. In this article, we will be talking about some of the changes to look out for regarding licensing/installation aspects of Visualize 2022. Recall that SOLIDWORKS Visualize is offered in both Standard and Professional and can operate as a standalone program. A complimentary seat of SOLIDWORKS Visualize […]

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 SOLIDWORKS 2022 Installation Guide Part 4 – Composer, Plastics, Inspection, MBD, Simulation, and Flow Simulation

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What do I need to know to install my Composer, Inspection, MBD, or Simulation package? First, all these products are installed thru the SOLIDWORKS installation manager. To download the installation manager, you will need to click the SOLIDWORKS download link. Run the installation manager and enter the serial number for your products. If you have all your licenses set up to be renewed at the same time you may have only one SOLIDWORKS serial number for all your assets. If this […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 Installation Guide Part 3 – Electrical

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical can be broken down into two parts: SQL Metadata and Electronic Program Data. SQL Metadata has All data about everything… (All the CAD document data is contained here.) Electronic Program Data Program Files – The application (without this the program will not run). Program Data – The data (without it the program will run…but will have no content) Licensing scheme for SOLIDWORKS Electrical: SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D SOLIDWORKS Electrical Professional (limited to 1 PC) Use the […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 Installation Guide Part 2 – Installing or Upgrading the SolidNetwork License Manager (SNL)

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If you are running the network version of SOLIDWORKS, every new version requires the license manager to be upgraded. The newest version that the clients are using will be the version that the SNL manger will need to be upgraded to. The license manager is backwards compatible with all older version of SOLIDWORKS along with PDM licenses. The update is straight forward and takes little time to accomplish. There are a few things to watch out for. The first step […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 Installation Guide Part 1 – Individual Installation

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Installing a new product can seem like a daunting task. With each new release of SOLIDWORKS, the process has become faster and simpler and better. At Computer Aided Technology (CATI) Technical Support, we still have many customers that ask the question, “How do I install SOLIDWORKS 2022?” In this blog article, we will cover the best practices so that you can get up and running with the least amount of down time. If you do not want to worry about […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Cut List Support in BOM Tables

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 has improved how our weldment cut list table can be integrated into our Bill Of Materials tables. This includes enhancements to icons to more clearly indicate the type of components and some new options for controlling how the items are listed in the Bill Of Materials. Here is a quick look at this new functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2022 compared to SOLIDWORKS 2021. For this example, we will see how the BOM tables can be displayed for this fixture […]

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Download Errors for SOLIDWORKS Training Files

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In early October, we started noticing some issues with the SOLIDWORKS training website. When trying to download a file set, the download would either display an error or simply never begin. This behavior has continued since then, so I reached out to SOLIDWORKS directly for some answers. This is not caused by any particular threat contained within the training files, which I have been assured are perfectly safe. The problem is related more generally to how different web browsers are […]

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