In strict security environments or for those users with limited permissions upon their design systems, SOLIDWORKS can have a rough time when attempting to write and store values to the windows registry.
One technique to address this is to run SOLIDWORKS with administrator permissions, every time it starts.
Once you have located your SOLIDWORKS executable file, (Generally located at “C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS”) Adjusting it to run consistently with administrative permissions may be accomplished through the following steps:
- Right-Click on the SOLIDWORKS.EXE file and choose “Properties” at the bottom of the shortcut menu.
- From the Properties dialog, choose the Compatibility tab.
- Choose the “Change Settings for All Users” button at the bottom of the dialog.
- In the next dialog that is presented, select the “Run This Program as an Administrator” checkbox.
- Click OK to save your changes and exit all dialogs.
SOLIDWORKS will now run as an administrator, every time it starts.