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 If a .Net Framework installation is faulty, missing or out of date, it could lead to crashing or being unable to start SOLIDWORKS.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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SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Installation – #SW2016

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 offers a few new options for installing the software. The first enhancement will make the CAD Administrators happy. You are now allowed to deploy installs based on IP addresses or IP ranges. This eliminates the need to list all of the machine names in the admin image. This will be a time saver, especially if a machine gets renamed. Installation errors no longer mean you are stuck trying to figure out what has happened. Now you will get […]

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Repairing an Admin Image Installation

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How to repair an Admin Image installation   Every once in a while it may be required to run a repair on your Solidworks installation for many reasons. This can simply be done through “programs and features” in you windows control panel. However, if you have ever tried this from an Administrative image installation, you will notice that you will not get a “change” option for Solidworks. This is the way it is designed, one of the reasons for this […]

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How to Organize your SOLIDWORKS Template Files

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PROBLEM: Have you ever noticed how disorganized all your default SOLIDWORKS files are (document templates, sheet formats, BOM’s, cut lists, custom property templates, etc.)?  After a default installation, they are all randomly crammed into a handful of directories including but not limited to the locations listed below: C:\Program Files\SolidWorks\SolidWorks\data\ C:\Program Files\SolidWorks\SolidWorks\lang\english\ C:\ProgramData\SolidWorks\SolidWorks\ There’s something extremely dangerous about storing your customized files in directories like the ones listed above.  What happens if you upgrade?  Uninstall?  Reinstall?  Files in your ‘Program Files’ […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2013 Will Not Install on Windows XP

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It’s official – if you plan to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of SOLIDWORKS next year, you will NOT be able to do so on Windows XP. SOLIDWORKS 2012 software (including CAD, Simulation, Sustainability, and Enterprise PDM) will be the last release that supports Windows XP.  This action is being taken as a follow up to Microsoft’s retirement of the Windows® XP operating system in April of 2009. SOLIDWORKS 2013 will not install on Windows XP. For additional […]

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