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SOLIDWORKS Error

Tech tips and tutorials for dealing with common SOLIDWORKS errors

Double-clicking SOLIDWORKS files are printing instead of opening?

When you double-click on a SOLIDWORKS file, is it printing on a nearby or recently used printer instead of opening in SOLIDWORKS? This is most likely an issue with your SOLIDWORKS file associations.

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SOLIDWORKS newer version error

SOLIDWORKS Newer Version of this Application is Already Installed Error

The SOLIDWORKS newer version error stems from the updates made to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) version 7.1. Learn how to resolve the error

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SOLIDWORKS Part Feature Tree

SOLIDWORKS Part Feature Tree (and other data) Salvage!

Discover creative ways to salvage your work by transplanting the SOLIDWORKS Part feature tree, custom properties, and configuration data into a new part file! 

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SOLIDWORKS Error Message saying "Favorite with this name already exists"

SOLIDWORKS Drawing Note Error Message: Favorite with this name already exists in this document

What happens when we add a SOLIDWORKS Drawing Note to our SOLIDWORKS Design Library? This article will be discussing the steps at a basic level.

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SOLIDWORKS file corruption

How to salvage data from a SOLIDWORKS File Corruption

This article will help you learn troubleshooting tips to help you salvage your data from SOLIDWORKS file corruption.

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solidworks default templates are not valid error message

SOLIDWORKS Default Templates are Not Valid? Simply Create New Default Templates

Are your SOLIDWORKS Default Templates not valid? Missing? Not set correctly? Do you see the following message? Before we attempt…

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solidworks installation error - Source Folder Not Versioned Correctly

How to fix “Source Folder Not Versioned Correctly” Error when modifying SOLIDWORKS

If you are currently in the process of modifying your SOLIDWORKS installation to change its serial number, or maybe even add…

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SolidNetWork License Server Administration

How to fix “SOLIDWORKS cannot connect to license server” error

You’ve set up the SolidNetWork License manager and the licenses are on the server, but the client machine receives a “SOLIDWORKS cannot connect to license server” error.

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Corrupt SOLIDWORKS Drawing

How to Fix a Corrupt SOLIDWORKS Drawing

Oh no, you have a corrupt SOLIDWORKS drawing! It either won’t open properly, won’t save, throws a corruption message, suggests…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server could not open Windows Registry

SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server could not open the Windows Registry?

After installing the SOLIDWORKS PDM Client for the first time, the Archive Server must be identified in PDM Administration. When…

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Fixing owner SID pdm error

SOLIDWORKS PDM Error: ‘The Owner SID on a Per-user Subscription doesn’t exist’…Huh?!

On occasion, there are error messages generated by our SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional environment which are less than clear. The error…

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SOLIDWORKS Geometry Pattern

SOLIDWORKS Pattern Slow or Failing? Try the Geometry Pattern option!

Is your SOLIDWORKS pattern slow to rebuild, or worse: just failing outright, with no explanation given?  If so, then keep…

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Apache Log4j Vulnerability

Apache Log4j Vulnerability for SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE

With the recent identification of the security issue related to open-source Apache Log4j Utility (CVE-2021-44228)*, TriMech would like to provide…

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SOLIDWORKS Foreshorten Dimension

Why can’t I Foreshorten my SOLIDWORKS Dimension?

I recently had a reoccurring problem when creating drawings in SOLIDWORKS. I would constantly lose the Foreshorten option. Yes, you…

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DEG vs Symbol

Why do my SOLIDWORKS Drawings show “deg” instead of the degree symbol?

Have you ever come across a SOLIDWORKS Drawing where the letters “deg” are displayed instead of the degree symbol and…

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