SOLIDWORKS Error

How to fix: “Cannot load SOLIDWORKS settings information from [username]”?

When using Copy settings wizard to copy the SOLIDWORKS settings from one CAD machine to another, sometimes this procedure can not be  followed smoothly. While saving the settings you will see the message stating:  “Cannot load SOLIDWORKS settings information from (username) “. What causes this issue? This message means there are some missing fonts that contain…

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What causes the error: ‘Cannot initiate license for SOLIDWORKS Electrical. Error = 3’?

Sometimes while launching SOLIDWORKS Electrical schematic software you will see an error:  ‘Cannot initiate license for SOLIDWORKS Electrical. Error = 3’. This message means that the file ‘swsecwrap.dll’ could not load properly. Various reasons can cause this issue. One possibility is that the root certification of the *.dll file is out of date. To update the root…

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SOLIDWORKS System Problem? Try creating a new Windows User Account

New Windows User Account

You are likely reading this blog article because of unsolved problems with SOLIDWORKS behavior or stability, and nothing else you have tried has fixed the problem.  And try, you did.  You researched using the Javelin blog, tried various fixes including a SOLIDWORKS registry reset, and still the behavior continues.  When something is not working properly in SOLIDWORKS,…

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Warning – A Journal File Could not Be Created. Another SOLIDWORKS Session Running

another SOLIDWORKS session running

Do you receive a warning message every time you open SOLIDWORKS? The warning states there is another SOLIDWORKS session running. You probably have made sure that there is no other sessions of SOLIDWORKS running on your machine; or have performed a Windows reboot. To check that, we need to go to the Windows Task Manager…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Vault is missing on new client?

If the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Vault missing on a new client it’s possibly caused by the incorrect client type being installed. For a SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional vault to be visible in the Administration Tool or View Setup tool a Professional client is required. To verify which client is installed: Select Programs > SOLIDWORKS PDM > Administration > Help >…

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How to repair a Corrupt SOLIDWORKS Electrical Drawing file

If an electrical schematic drawing ever becomes corrupt you may see the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Unknown File Format error messages shown below when attempting to open the drawing file. These error messages are an indication that there has been some form of file corruption within the specified drawing file.  Luckily we have a few options we…

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‘The Archive Server connection receive operation timed out’ SOLIDWORKS PDM Error

One or both of the following error messages can occur when a replicated SOLIDWORKS PDM archive is taken offline and registry keys are not updated correctly: To fix this issue, on the archive server, edit the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\ArchiveServer\Vaults\<vaultname> Then either delete the ‘Replicate’ string, or set the value to zero.

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SOLIDWORKS NetWork License Failed to get string for the Localized Property

When installing, or modifying the installation of the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager, you may encounter the following error: Failed to get the string for the Localized Property : STR_SWINST_ACTIVE_SW. This error can occur, if SOLIDWORKS is open on the same system where the installation is taking place. Close SOLIDWORKS and then retry the installation. This…

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