Design Checker and Windows UAC (User Account Control)

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated December 14, 2013


When running the Solidworks Design Checker, or the Design Check Builder, a script error may occur. This is may be related to Windows UAC (User Account Control). Disabling UAC should prevent the scripting errors.

To disable UAC, click on Windows Start and enter UAC as the search.

type UAC


Select Change User Account Control settings from the search results.

UAC search


Adjust the slider to never notify.

UAC Control

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.