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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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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…

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SOLIDWORKS Bonjour Error Explained

This is a repost of a SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base article, and can also found on the SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog. When installing SOLIDWORKS, why does error “A later version of Bonjour is already installed on this computer” appear? This SOLIDWORKS Bonjour Error is due to a new version of Bonjour being installed by default in the…

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What to try when a SOLIDWORKS Assembly File will NOT Save

When a SOLIDWORKS assembly file will not save the first workaround is to try and save the assembly with a new name, to a different folder, or to a local drive.  If that doesn’t work then here are two other options for you to consider trying. Note that pattern and mirror features cannot be included in these steps in the versions…

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