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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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Opening Large Assemblies in SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer works hand in hand with SOLIDWORKS CAD by converting part and assembly files to workable models for documentation. The process is relatively straight forward, but when working with SOLIDWORKS large assemblies, there are a few things to keep in mind when converting them…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Web Portal Error “Failed to check proxy settings”

Why do I receive error “Failed to check proxy settings” when logging in to SOLIDWORKS PDM Web Portal? When logging in to a SOLIDWORKS PDM vault web portal, an error message displays: “Failed to check proxy settings. Description: The Archive Server could not open the…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Microsoft Office Outlook No Default Mail Client Error

Are you receiving a Microsoft Office Outlook / SOLIDWORKS PDM No Default Mail Client Error while previewing files in the vault? Why am I receiving this SOLIDWORKS PDM No Default Mail Client Error? SOLIDWORKS PDM uses eDrawings to preview files, and within eDrawings, there’s functionality that…

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SOLIDWORKS not responding? Enable Status Feedback (in 2018 SP3 and above)

Ahh! The nasty white glaze screen of SOLIDWORKS not responding. This condition is triggered by a Windows application timeout. Where it thinks the application has stopped responding due to the length time the application is working in the background. Don’t be fooled! SOLIDWORKS could still…

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