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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Upgrading the SolidNetwork License Manager (SNL) for SOLIDWORKS 2018

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Upgrading the SolidNetwork License Manager (SNL) for SOLIDWORKS 2018 #SW2018 With every new version of SOLIDWORKS, if you are running the network version, the license manager is required to be upgraded to the latest version that a client is running. The license manager is backwards compatible with all older version of SOLIDWORKS along with PDM licenses. The update is fairly straight forward and takes little time to accomplish. There are a few things to watch out for however. The first […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Pattern Enhancements – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Pattern Enhancements – #SW2018 SOLIDWORKS had added component pattern enhancements. The 2 new options are: Including Material and Visual Properties in a Mirrored Part Linear pattern rotation You can now include material and visual properties to the new component pattern instances When you mirror a part from a part environment or an assembly context, you can select the material and the visual appearance of the part to include in the derived part. In the Mirror […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Controlling Dismissed Messages – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New: Controlling Dismissed Messages – #SW2018 SOLIDWORKS 2018 continues to build upon functions added last year. We introduced the capabilities to lock down system settings when deploying an admin image. This was handled thru the use of the SOLIDWORKS Settings Administrator tool. This year we are taking this another step forward and allowing you to control the visibility of the individual messages that the user sees. This allows the CAD administrator to decide which messages not to […]

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SOLIDWORKS: How Do I Find My SOLIDWORKS Serial Number?

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What is your SOLIDWORKS serial number? This is a common question that we ask in Computer Aided Technology (CATI) Technical Support. You may be having an activation issue or an issue with the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal. Whatever the reason, there are several easy ways to find the SOLIDWORKS serial number that was used to install SOLIDWORKS on your computer. This blog will step you through a few of the most common ways. Use Help > About SOLIDWORKS to Show the […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Ready to Get Involved? Early Experience Tools

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Ready to Get Involved? SOLIDWORKS Early Experience Tools   This month I would like to share with you a little bit of the SOLIDWORKS pages that are less traveled. This is an exciting time, currently the 2018 Beta program is running and we also have a 2017 SP4 EV going.   Get Involved Here >>     Many times you will run into issues that are fixed in an upcoming service pack. The service pack is coming but the problems […]

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