SOLIDWORKS Error

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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Unable to Save after Changing a SOLIDWORKS Weldment Profile?

So you are working on a SOLIDWORKS Weldment part, you go to save, and suddenly the following error message appears: If you are unable to save after changing a Weldment Profile, this could be caused when there is a set of custom properties whose value…

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Problem running the latest or another version of eDrawings: “Input string is not in a correct format”?

Input string is not in a correct format

Recently an eDrawings user contacted our tech support asking why he couldn’t run newer or other versions of eDrawings on his machine. In this particular case the user was trying to run eDrawings 2019 but he already had eDrawings 2018 installed on the same machine….

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Why might a Video Card Driver not install, causing an incompatibility warning?

Video card driver

Microsoft has announced a new video card driver structure for all hardware manufacturers: “DCHU (Declarative, Componentized, Hardware Support Apps, Universal API compliance) “. What does this mean for SOLIDWORKS? Towards the end of 2018, hardware manufacturers began shipping new systems with the new video card driver…

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Reduce Costly Manufacturing Errors with a SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Service

SOLIDWORKS Imported Sheet Metal Service

Common Sheet Metal Issues When I visit clients, I am surprised that SOLIDWORKS users are not aware of the sheet metal bend tables included with the software and quite often I find there is a disconnect between design/engineering and manufacturing departments. Typically this means: Engineering/design…

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How do I resolve the ‘No Bends Found’ SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Error?

No Bends Found SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Error

Have you ever received this SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Error? “No bends found.” Why do I get this error? This is a common sheet metal error I used to see all the time. This typically occurs when you are converting a solid body part into a…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Failed to Make Backup?!

If there is a mismatch in the Back-up settings of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server Configuration application, the message ‘Failed to Make Backup!’, will appear in the Archive Server log. If the error message is opened from the Archive Server log, the below description will be…

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SOLIDWORKS Toolbox in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault – Unable to backup destination database

Unable to backup destination database

When using the UpdateBrowserDatabase.exe utility to update SOLIDWORKS Toolbox in SOLIDWORKS PDM vault manually, you may receive the error “Unable to backup destination database” as shown below: The unable to backup destination database error occurs if the UpdateBrowserDatabase utility cannot delete the swbrowser.sldedbold backup file. When…

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How to fix a SOLIDWORKS Manage Can not Authenticate Error

During the process of restoring a SOLIDWORKS Manage database, you could receive the error “Could not Authenticate!” if you try to test the Sites Properties. Reason for this error The reason for this error is an incomplete procedure for restoring the SOLIDWORKS Manage database and…

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