SOLIDWORKS 2019 Installation Guide Part 4 – Composer, Plastics, Inspection, MBD and Simulation Installation 

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What do I need to know to install my Composer, Plastics, Inspection, MBD, or Simulation package? First, all of these products are now installed through 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 of your licenses set up to be renewed at the same time you may have only one SOLIDWORKS serial number for […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Comparing Geometry in Upgrade Assistant #SW2019

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Have you ever been really excited to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of SOLIDWORKS but were hesitant because of the possibility of differences in the rebuild of your models? Well, you do not have to worry any longer! NEW in SOLIDWORKS 2019 is an update to the Upgrade Assistant where SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler 2019 will report if the center of mass or volume of the model has changed. Prior to SOLIDWORKS 2019, the upgrade assistant would only report […]

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“Edit All” System Option for File Locations in SOLIDWORKS

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Every new software version has so many new features that sometimes, very cool features get overlooked. The Edit All System Option for File Locations was one I missed and it’s SO handy. This function is when you need to change multiple File Locations to different locations. Instead of going through each and every folder, this tool will allow us to edit all the locations in 1 single screen. Pretty cool? Let’s check it out! Open a session of SOLIDWORKS 2017 […]

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SOLIDWORKS Error Connecting to SolidNetWork License Manager (SNL) Port in use by Another Process

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Lately we have been seeing an uptick in the number of SNL users not being able to connect. The symptom on the SNL Manager is showing 0 licenses and also reports cannot get information from this server message. When viewing the log there will be a note about the port being busy or in use. It also mentions the “lmgrd.exe” is not able to run. So far the only thing we have been able to do to clear the port […]

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SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor – System Memory is Low

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Have you recently upgraded your machine with the top of the line hardware? You put 2 processors in there, the biggest graphics card you could find, raided multi-terabyte hard drives, 128 GB of ram, and 3 of the best 30 inch 4k monitors. This is a machine most people will drool over, and we will probably have to finance this right along with your car payments. This machine sound great except once we install the latest version of SOLIDWORKS and […]

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Create an Options File for the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager

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The SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager (SNL) can use what we call an “Options File” to gain more control over your network license usage. This administrative control includes preventing users or groups from borrowing certain license types, reserving certain license types for specific users or groups, and setting an idle time limit when borrowing licenses. Upon manually creating this Options File, it will need to be linked to the existing SNL and re-activated to be established. To create this SNL Options […]

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How Do I Fix the SOLIDWORKS Error “Failed to initialize Visual Basic for Apps, equations and macros will not work. Are you low on disc space?” caused by Windows Update KB4048955?

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Some older programs have trouble running on the latest version of Windows. So, Microsoft’s solution is to have the Compatibility Mode option automatically. That is all fine and dandy. But when Windows does update KB4048955, some of our customers are seeing the error: “Failed to initialize Visual Basic for Apps, equations and macros will not work. Are you low on disc space?” when they launch SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS won’t start up and it sounds like you may need a new computer. […]

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What are the special options available for SOLIDWORKS licensing?

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What are the special options available for SOLIDWORKS licensing? During the occasionally instance here at Inflow we get asked what the “edit” button allows you to do in the Solidworks Network License Manager. If you were to click on this button from the Solidworks Network license manager you would be able to control various licenses settings for each user or group who uses the Solidworks software, which can allow greater functionality and decreased time. As noted earlier there are several option available […]

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SOLIDWORKS: What happened to my toolbox during upgrade?

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SOLIDWORKS: What happened to my toolbox during upgrade? It is that time of year where many of us are upgrading to SOLIDWORKS 2018. With service pack 1.0 now released, the wave of upgraders just increased. If you overlook the installation options for hole wizard and toolbox, you might encounter an unwelcome surprise. Let’s take a closer look at the symptoms, how to repair the issue, and how we could have avoided this situation. After the upgrade, you might see an […]

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SOLIDWORKS FREE TOOLS: MySolidworks Highlights

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SOLIDWORKS FREE TOOLS: MySolidworks Highlights SOLIDWORKS released MySolidWorks.com as a one stop site for all things related to SOLIDWORKS. MySolidWorks has everything from SOLIDWORKS downloads to training learning paths for an entire topic such as SOLIDWORKS sheet metal. There are eight major sections of the website. This post will briefly take you through them all. The Buzz The Buzz page is a large-tiled blog that contains posts from the SOLIDWORKS community. These posts can be anything from actual part files, […]

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