What happened to my SOLIDWORKS Add-ins?

Premium Add-Ins

We recently had a customer who has a SOLIDWORKS Premium license but did not have any of the Premium add-ins. The customer installed and launched SolidWorks. It even launched as SOLIDWORKS Premium but did not have any of the add-ins. (Picture below is what SOLIDWORKS Premium Add-Ins should look like)


I have seen this issue before and it is fairly common. The most likely cause of this is the add-ins were turned off during the install by accident. To get your add-ins to show up is pretty simple. All you have to do is go and modify the installation.

You go to Start, Control Panel, Programs, Programs and Features. Select SOLIDWORKS and select Change.


Once you select Change, the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager will launch. Select Modify the Installation.


Click Next. Click Next when you get to the Serial Number screen. SOLIDWORKS will go to the System Check screen and then to the Product Selection screen. When on the Product Selection screen you need to expand SOLIDWORKS and select the Add-ins you want added.


All you need to do is select next through the installation and then launch SOLIDWORKS and you should then have all of the add-ins.

Phil Whitaker
Computer Aided Technology, Inc.

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