Articles by: Shawn McEachern

Shawn McEachern is a SOLIDWORKS Application Expert based in our Oakville, ON., Canada Head Office

Why does Windows have to configure SOLIDWORKS every time it is launched?

If you see this annoying Windows configure message with every SOLIDWORKS launch — you can try the following solutions to solve the issue. Solution #1 It is possible that you do not have permissions to the following registry keys: HKEY_Local_ MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\Licenses\Serial Numbers HKEY_Local_ MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SolidWorks\Licenses\Serial Numbers To resolve this issue, follow these steps: Open the Registry Editor utility.…

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“Unable to recover from a kernel exception.” Why is SOLIDWORKS Crashing?

The Unable to recover from a kernal exception error happens when the graphics card is selected for processing, but the GPU performance is much lower than the CPU performance. The workload sent from the CPU to the GPU is overloading the GPU. Remove the use of the GPU for processing in the processing options: NVIDIA…

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How to show SOLIDWORKS Equations and Custom Properties as fractions with your model in decimals

Having to work in decimals and show SOLIDWORKS fractions in your drawing can be frustrating when you require the use of equations and custom properties. This issue is mostly overcome by using the weldment functionality. However, you may still face some issues with getting your values to show in the manner you desire. The following workaround…

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Creating frameworks using a SOLIDWORKS Grid System

If you ever had to design furniture, racking or framework for more complex forms there is a reference geometry command that will save you time and effort called a SOLIDWORKS Grid System. When you launch the SOLIDWORKS Grid System command, it puts you in sketch mode on the top plane which is classed as level…

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