SOLIDWORKS Error

How to Fix a Corrupt SOLIDWORKS Drawing

Corrupt SOLIDWORKS Drawing

Oh no, your SOLIDWORKS drawing appears to be corrupt!  It either won’t open properly, won’t save, throws a corruption message, suggests a repair or contacting technical support, etc.  What steps can you try to fix it before calling in the cavalry? This article serves as…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server could not open the Windows Registry?

SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server could not open Windows Registry

After installing the SOLIDWORKS PDM Client for the first time, the Archive Server must be identified in PDM Administration. When attaching a client computer to an Archive Server, the logged-in User’s Profile is compared to the ‘Attach access’ and ‘Administrative access’ of the user profile….

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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 message  “The owner SID on a per-user subscription doesn’t exist,” is one of those. This error is nestled away in the Windows Application Event log…

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

SOLIDWORKS Geometry Pattern

Is your SOLIDWORKS pattern slow to rebuild, or worse: just failing outright, with no explanation given?  If so, then keep reading, as we introduce the Geometry Pattern checkbox! On tech support we have seen a few odd situations where the pattern fails without Geometry pattern…

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Apache Log4j Vulnerability for SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE

Apache Log4j Vulnerability

With the recent identification of the security issue related to open-source Apache Log4j Utility (CVE-2021-44228)*, TriMech would like to provide details from Dassault Systèmes regarding the impacts on the SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE solutions and products that our clients are utilizing. Dassault Systèmes Cybersecurity team has…

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Why can’t I Foreshorten my SOLIDWORKS Dimension?

SOLIDWORKS Foreshorten Dimension

I recently had a reoccurring problem when creating drawings in SOLIDWORKS. I would constantly lose the Foreshorten option. Yes, you read that correctly! See below for a typical Display Options menu where the Foreshorten dimension option is missing. Something to note is that the Foreshorten…

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

DEG vs Symbol

Have you ever come across a SOLIDWORKS Drawing where the letters “deg” are displayed instead of the degree symbol and just couldn’t change it? In this blog article we will learn how to control how the units are shown. (And before anyone asks…no, it’s not…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Error 2709: The specific Component name not found in Component table

This SOLIDWORKS PDM Error 2709 commonly occurs when using the standalone installer [SOLIDWORKS installation folder]\SWPDMClient\Setup.exe to install the PDM Client software. To resolve this issue on the client computer, install both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013,…

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How to fix Empty SOLIDWORKS Drawing Views

SOLIDWORKS drawing empty views

Are you seeing empty views when opening a SOLIDWORKS Drawing?  Where did the Views and Annotations go? In this tech tip I’ll describe the blank view problem and provide a solution. Why are my Drawing Views empty? If the urge to swear out loud is…

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