SOLIDWORKS Error

How to fix “Encountered invalid record index” error when importing a STEP file

Have you “Encountered invalid record index” when importing a STEP file into SOLIDWORKS? To fix the file try the following: Deactivate “3D Interconnect” in SOLIDWORKS Options > System Options > Import Open the STEP file using text editor such as Notepad. The file will open…

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“Could not initiate the transaction…” error at SOLIDWORKS start-up?

Could not initiate the transaction

Recently I was helping a customer on tech support to download and install SOLIDWORKS on a new machine but when we tried to launch SOLIDWORKS it showed a “Could not initiate the transaction” error message: “Could not initiate the transaction (66, iActTransactionStartFlxActivateApp() /flxActAppActivationReqCreate()errored [8,41013,00)” Once…

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“SOLIDWORKS is not responding!” But will it?

So you’re getting that message “SOLIDWORKS 20XX is not responding….” and are given the choice to either “Close the program” or “Wait for the program to respond”. Don’t close the program yet…  Hold your horses, Speed Racer!  🙂   Your best choice depends on what is…

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SOLIDWORKS Pattern Failing? Try the Geometry Pattern option!

SOLIDWORKS Geometry Pattern

What is this strange SOLIDWORKS Geometry Pattern checkbox?  More importantly, why is my pattern failing with no explanation given?  These two things might be related.  Try changing the state of the checkbox and see what happens!  Worst case, the pattern still fails.  But sometimes, the…

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Why does Windows have to configure SOLIDWORKS every time it is launched?

If you see this annoying Windows configure message with every SOLIDWORKS launch — you can try the following solutions to solve the issue. Solution #1 It is possible that you do not have permissions to the following registry keys: HKEY_Local_ MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\Licenses\Serial Numbers HKEY_Local_ MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SolidWorks\Licenses\Serial Numbers To resolve…

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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…

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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…

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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 inexplicable problems with SOLIDWORKS performance or stability.  Nothing else you have tried has helped, such as you found on the Javelin blog, or trying a SOLIDWORKS registry reset.  You may even notice degraded performance in other…

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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 session running on your machine; or have performed a Windows reboot. To check that, we…

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