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Using a Configuration based on a SOLIDWORKS PDM Administrative Image Export File

SOLIDWORKS PDM Administrative Image

While I was creating a new SOLIDWORKS PDM vault for another article I was writing, I was about to race through the Configure Vault window, like I normally do. When the oft forgotten ‘Use a configuration based on an administrative image export file’ option caught my eye:…

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How to prevent users from changing their SOLIDWORKS System Options

Lock SOLIDWORKS System Options

In my previous article I mentioned that while creating an Administrative Image with SOLIDWORKS 2017, you now have the ability to manage and lock SOLIDWORKS System Options. Below are the detailed steps that will allow you to exert control over which SOLIDWORKS system options can be modified by users…

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Repairing SOLIDWORKS installed from an Admin Image

Repair SOLIDWORKS Admin Image

A client machine with SOLIDWORKS installed from an Admin Image does not have the ability to run a repair using the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager. An uninstall/reinstall is the best solution, however a repair can be attempted by doing the following: ** DISCLAIMER: This document assumes that your installation…

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