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How to fix a ‘File not found’ error when exporting a CEX file from the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration Tool

SOLIDWORKS PDM administrators may want to save their vault settings as a CEX file for a number of reasons; for instance, to create a sandbox vault or to provide it to Technical Support. Our exporting SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault Settings article contains a series of steps…

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Why is a Colour Property change not applied to an Animation after SOLIDWORKS Composer document update?

While working with SOLIDWORKS Composer assemblies (.SMG) there are always cases where SOLIDWORKS designers make some changes in the source model. To avoid the re-work of creating all the views and animation again in a Composer assembly you can update the Composer document. This update…

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Method for Fixing Corrupted SOLIDWORKS Drawing Views

I ran into a situation where I was working with a SOLIDWORKS drawing that had several sheets in it with every possible kind of view being utilized. One of these views was displaying the back view when it should have been showing the front view?!…

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Methods for screen capturing SOLIDWORKS errors for Support

It’s great that people are taking advantage of Javelin’s support service to make their SOLIDWORKS experience a more pleasant one. Providing a good explanation of the problem with accompanying documentation helps to expedite the process. Once in a while, however well-intentioned, we come across a…

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Why is my JPEG file not being displayed in SOLIDWORKS Composer?

When working in SOLIDWORKS Composer, it is not uncommon to use other media such as pictures to add a personal touch to the project for branding or actor texture purposes. Once in a while, you may run into a situation where your JPEG files are…

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How to Add Missing Fonts to SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Missing Font

Do you ever get this SOLIDWORKS Missing Font warning when trying to open a part that came from someone else? “Use a temporary replacement font.” Basically this means you don’t have the font the other person used, which means SOLIDWORKS will pick a font of…

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Microsoft Visual Basic: Run-time Error ’91’

Ever encountered the Microsoft Visual Basic error “Run-time Error ’91’: Object variable or With block variable not set” when opening a SOLIDWORKS file? Or if you’re creating a new SOLIDWORKS Macro, and while running it you see this pop up? Lucky for you, this is…

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What to do when SOLIDWORKS can’t find the “properties.txt” file

Have you ever tried to configure a feature and received the error message below…’The properties.txt file cannot be located’? Typically, this properties error is encountered after upgrading SOLIDWORKS to a new major release (year). Resolving this error is straightforward. First, check to make sure that…

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How to save a ScanTo3D (.3ds) file from a SOLIDWORKS part?

You must have the SOLIDWORKS ScanTo3D Add-in enabled before you can save parts as the ScanTo3D 3DS file format. There are a few ways for you to enable SOLIDWORKS add-ins as described in this blog article. However, saving the part files directly as a ScanTo3D…

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