SOLIDWORKS DLL

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 be shown by default but if it missing you can enable it by following these steps: Step 1: Toggle on Details Pane Sometimes this problem can be easily fixed by toggling on the details pane through the File > Open dialog box. To do so go to File > Open > Organize > Layout > Toggle ON the details pane. Now, try saving the file again using File > save as and see if the description option appears. If the problem still exists then follow step 2. Step 2: Register a Dynamic Link Library (.dll)…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Uninstall will complete even when DLL files cannot be unregistered

This little bit of functionality does not seem to be something that most folks would be interested in at all, until this SOLIDWORKS 2017 Uninstall message appears: Prior releases of SOLIDWORKS would ask you to pick up the saved log files and forward them along to your VAR for further diagnosis. Many times what is discovered through examination of the installation log files, is that the DLL files are unable to be unregistered. This is typically due to complications involving permissions within the windows registry. SOLIDWORKS 2017 uninstall will assist some of these issue by bypassing errors that are due to an inability for a related DLL file to become unregistered. We will then see a list of DLL files at the end of the process that we can investigate further if we so choose. Once we have the list of errant DLL files we can login as an administrator and attempt…

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