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Repairing a SOLIDWORKS Installation

Repairing SOLIDWORKS

When Repairing SOLIDWORKS Installation it is best to go through the Windows Control Panel > Programs and features > Uninstall a program. What you will do next is right-click on SOLIDWORKS 20XX and select Change NOT Uninstall. Once this is done you will select OK:…

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Catch & Repair More Corrupt Files with SOLIDWORKS 2017

Corrupt SOLIDWORKS file

One of the most disappointing experiences a designer can face is to discover that a SOLIDWORKS file they have put valuable hours into has become corrupt. SOLIDWORKS 2017 is going to do it’s very best to help you recover some of those lost hours by…

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What Happens When You Repair SOLIDWORKS?

Repair SOLIDWORKS

You are likely familiar with the process to repair an installation of SOLIDWORKS, but it is not immediately clear what is happening in the background during this repair. So I’m going to answer the question: “What happens when you repair SOLIDWORKS?” Repair SOLIDWORKS command Well,…

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3 POINT CHECKLIST for Importing Neutral File Formats into SolidWorks

Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to sit through one of my classes and been unfortunate enough to have asked the question “Why don’t my imports ever work” has likely had to sit and listen to my twenty minute dissertation (OK… It’s a bit…

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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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Repairing SOLIDWORKS with the Installation Manager Step-by-step Guide

If you encounter problems with an installed SOLIDWORKS product (e.g. SOLIDWORKS Premium, Simulation, PDM, Inspection, Electrical etc.) you can use the repairing SOLIDWORKS tool in the Installation Manager to repair the installation of the product. Here are the steps for repairing SOLIDWORKS: Step 1.  Make sure you have…

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