How to Modify your SOLIDWORKS Installation

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Modifying a SOLIDWORKS install is a procedure that is commonly used when certain changes are needed. The two primary examples are: When your serial number changes and when you need to install an additional product or add-in. In order to modify your installation, you will need admin privileges to your machine. You start by navigating to your ‘Programs and Features’ in windows. You can access this from your control panel and going to ‘Uninstall a program’ (For Windows 10 you […]

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SOLIDWORKS World 2017: Admin Image Basics Presentation #SWW17

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SOLIDWORKS World 2017   Are you tired of the snow already? Then we have a solution for you! Escape the cold and join us at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. Current weather projections are 70 degrees and sunny!   Presentation Preview >> Register NOW >>     SOLIDWORKS WORLD runs February 5th to February 8th. There is still time to join the fun and learn an incredible amount of information about SOLIDWORKS! 3 solid days of workshops covering […]

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Installing and Configuring a Visualize Boost Machine

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Network Rendering with a Visualize Boost Machine   With the release of SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2017 came the Introduction of Visualize Boost and Visualize Power Boost. Visualize Boost is a Network Rendering Tool that allows Visualize Professional users to send their render jobs to their Boost Machine, freeing up your machine to keep using Visualize or other demanding applications.   One seat of Visualize Boost will be included with each seat of Visualize Professional. Keep in mind Visualize Boost will require […]

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How to Install & Activate SOLIDWORKS Visualize

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SOLIDWORKS has given us a big power boost to present our designs at the highest level possible. Visualize Standard is a new tool available to all SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium licenses that are current on subscription. If you choose not to renew your maintenance contract, then you will no longer get access to SOLIDWORKS Visualize. There are 2 different packages available Visualize Standard – Photo realistic rendering with and easy to use dashboard of colors and finishes. Visualize Professional (separate […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 0 is now available #SW2015

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 is now available for download from the SOLIDWORKS website. http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/downloads Media kits will beging shipping out now, so you should receive your sometime in the next month. Please see our blog series SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New for a look at all of the new features in this release.   Computer Aided Technology, Inc.

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I cannot install 32 bit SOLIDWORKS on my 64 bit computer!

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Due to architecture changes in the 64 bit window 7 machines, you are no longer able to install 32 bit SOLIDWORKS on a 64 bit machine.  The installation manager will not allow you to even attempt the install. This is only possible with Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system. The 32-bit version of SOLIDWORKS cannot be installed on the 64-bit versions of Vista or Windows 7; the 32-bit Installation Manager blocks the ability to do so with these versions. […]

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Getting What You Paid For

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In some cases where you have either upgraded or purchased a higher level of SOLIDWORKS you may be missing some features. In most cases you probably have what you should but here is a way to fix it if you don’t. For starters we need to open the installation manager. The most consistent way is to go to your control panel, add/remove programs (for XP) or programs and features (for Vista, Win7). Locate SOLIDWORKS and choose change. This will launch […]

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Where did my SOLIDWORKS download go?

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So a new Service Pack(SP) comes out and you're interested. First, check the list of fixed SPR's from the Customer Portal. Make sure there are fixes in there that will make it worth your time to update. 😉   Second, download the update or full DVD with the installation manager. Third, after the download completes run the update. Uh, but where is the download exactly? Well in Windows 7 x64 it would be C:\users\<your login>\documents\SOLIDWORKS Downloads – Unless you put it […]

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Total Uninstall – 2011

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Ever been told you need to do a ‘clean’ uninstall of SolidWorks? Prior to the 2011 version, this process involved manually editing the Windows registry to remove the registry keys associated with a particular user. Who wants to do that?? In SOLIDWORKS 2011, a ‘Total Uninstall’ option has been added to remove all user settings during the uninstall process. It will remove the SOLIDWORKS install directories and Window Registry keys under the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOLIDWORKS section. It will NOT remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOLIDWORKS […]

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CATI 2010 SNL Install Quik Reference

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 The release of 2010 comes with a influx of questions from SNL customers who are a little confused about the install and configuration of their new activation based SNL.  To try and clear some of this up I have created a couple of documents that will hopefully answer ninety percent of the questions that will come up when installing and configureing your new license server.  Remember that the guides here are general references, if you are looking for the full SNL administration […]

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