Reinstalling .Net Framework – Troubleshooting SOLIDWORKS Instability

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A common troubleshooting step when attempting to resolve instability in SOLIDWORKS is to reinstall the .Net Framework. The .Net Framework is an important prerequisite to SOLIDWORKS and all its core products. If a .Net Framework installation is faulty, missing or out of date, it could lead to crashing or being unable to start SOLIDWORKS. There are two .Net Framework versions that can be installed: 3.5 and 4.7. For SOLIDWORKS and all its core products, .Net Framework 4.7 is the only […]

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Error report – should you send it in?

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Ever seen this before? Certainly not as often anymore, but I’ll see it every once in a while. Do you send the report to SolidWorks? I certainly do. I want the guys at SOLIDWORKS to feel a little sting for my crash! Sometimes I’ll purposefully do the same steps several times so they can see my crash over and over. Revenge is sweet. SOLIDWORKS does look at the reports. They have a database that collects the reports and they do data mining […]

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