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Transition your SOLIDWORKS Installation over to use SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing

Article #6 in our SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing series: STEP 1: Please review the following articles prior to making attempts to switch your SOLIDWORKS client installation over to the Online Licensing model: Introducing SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing Getting started with the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal Inviting users to participate in SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing Assigning SOLIDWORKS Products to Members…

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How to enable Online Licensing for your SOLIDWORKS Products

Article #5 in our SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing series: In the previous article we showed you how to Assign SOLIDWORKS Products to Members using the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal. Before a SOLIDWORKS user can make use of a SOLIDWORKS License attached to their SOLIDWORKS ID the Administrator will need to switch the licensing mode of the product,…

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Assign SOLIDWORKS Products to Members using the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal

Article #4 in our SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing series: In our previous article we showed you how to Invite Users to participate in SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing. But before a SOLIDWORKS user can make use of their SOLIDWORKS ID to login to their SOLIDWORKS Products, an administrator will need to ensure that products have been assigned to…

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How to Invite Users to participate in SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing

Article #3 in our SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing series: In previous articles for this series we introduced SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing, and showed you how to get started with the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal. Before SOLIDWORKS can be assigned SOLIDWORKS assets within the SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing model, an administrator must “invite” the user to participate in online licensing…

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Description option missing on Save as dialog box. How to fix it?

Recently, a few customers have contacted me to report that their SOLIDWORKS Save as dialog box is missing the description field? When saving a part, assembly, or drawing document, you can add a description for the file via the Save As dialog box as shown below: Normally, when you install SOLIDWORKS this description field should…

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SOLIDWORKS Toolbox in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault – Unable to backup destination database

Unable to backup destination database

When using the UpdateBrowserDatabase.exe utility to update SOLIDWORKS Toolbox in SOLIDWORKS PDM vault manually, you may receive the error “Unable to backup destination database” as shown below: The unable to backup destination database error occurs if the UpdateBrowserDatabase utility cannot delete the swbrowser.sldedbold backup file. When the UpdateBrowserDatabase utility runs an update, it removes the swbrowser.sldedbold…

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How to restore SOLIDWORKS file shortcut options in Windows Explorer

Many SOLIDWORKS users are used to access SOLIDWORKS which appears when we right click on any part, assembly or drawing file within Windows Explorer. This SOLIDWORKS file option has various sub-options such as Pack and Go, Rename, Replace and Move. Hence, it allows user to create pack and go of the file right from the…

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Problems with imported model? Import Diagnostics to the rescue!

Run import diagnostics

So you imported some model and it’s giving you grief.  Perhaps inexplicable behavior that cannot be resolved simply by restarting SOLIDWORKS.  We feel your pain! At the earliest opportunity, you want to run Import Diagnostics.  It’s a powerful tool that harness the miracle of computer-based modeling to heal bad faces/edges.  For more information, check out…

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