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“Could not initiate the transaction…” error at SOLIDWORKS start-up?

Recently I was helping a customer on tech support to download and install SOLIDWORKS on a new machine but when we tried to launch SOLIDWORKS it showed a "Could not...

How to create a new SOLIDWORKS PCB template

If your company uses standard PCB sizes and configurations repeatedly for their designs and projects, it may be very beneficial to create templates for those projects to eliminate unnecessary repetitive...

How to import Product Manufacturing information (PMI) into SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer can directly import Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) data from SOLIDWORKS models. PMI conveys attributes that are necessary for manufacturing a product component. The attributes include geometric dimensions and...

SOLIDWORKS PDM Warning: ‘The file format of file is not recognized’

When checking in files that contain configurations, a SOLIDWORKS PDM user may receive a message ‘The file format of file is not recognized. Do you want to check it in...
SOLIDWORKS 2019 Recent Documents dialog box improvements

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Recent Documents dialog box improvements

SOLIDWORKS 2019 introduces some great new capabilities that not only improve the user experience, but also increase your daily productivity with new SOLIDWORKS 2019 Recent Documents functionality: The SOLIDWORKS 2019 Welcome...

SOLIDWORKS PDM Set Description Character Limit

Some ERP systems limit the description of a part to maximum of 30 characters. This can be controlled for SOLIDWORKS parts when using SOLIDWORKS PDM. In SOLIDWORKS PDM, you can...

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SOLIDWORKS Performance

Adjusting Virtual Memory (Windows Pagefile) for increased SOLIDWORKS Performance

A kin to the article that our teammate Josh Carrier wrote, back in 2010, I thought it high time we review the process of how to increase virtual memory on...
Certified SOLIDWORKS CSWA Associate Badge

How to pass the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Exam with help from MySolidWorks & Subscription Service

Did you know that if you are a SOLIDWORKS customer who has an active Subscription Service contract, you have access to MySolidWorks Standard, which includes preparation materials designed to help you become a Certified...
SolidWorks drawing template & Sheet Format

SOLIDWORKS Tutorial: Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats [VIDEO]

Many people get confused when it comes to creating custom Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats in SOLIDWORKS.  It's not as straight forward as Part and Assembly templates due to the...