SOLIDWORKS PDM Error: ‘Failed to extract add-in’

Article by Justin Williams updated July 6, 2018

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If you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 10 and you’ve received a SOLIDWORKS PDM error: ‘Failed to extract add-in…’ you’re not alone.  This can be caused by the SOLIDWORKS PDM add-in being built with .NET Framework 3.5 and Windows 10 only has .NET Framework 4.5 enabled by default.

How to manually enable .NET Framework 3.5

  • Start > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off;
SOLIDWORKS PDM Failed to extract add-in...

Windows Programs and Features

  • Check the box for .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)
Windows .NET Framework features

Windows .NET Framework features

  • Hit OK and Reboot

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Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a Data Management Applications Expert based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.