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

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…

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SOLIDWORKS Bonjour Error Explained

This is a repost of a SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base article, and can also found on the SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog. When installing SOLIDWORKS, why does error “A later version of Bonjour is already installed on this computer” appear? This SOLIDWORKS Bonjour Error is due to a…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Cannot Connect to Database?!

One of the most commonly seen errors when trying to launch SOLIDWORKS Electrical is the “cannot connect to database” error.  If you have ever run into the error message below, this article will give a how-to guide for quickly and easily resolving the issue. This error message…

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Solve Errors and Save Time by Replacing Mate Entities in Bulk [VIDEO]

When entities referred in existing mates (faces, edges, vertices, planes) change, the result is often a long list of errors in your assembly feature tree. This video presents an elegant way to replace the defective mate references in bulk and, thus, save time.

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