SOLIDWORKS Error

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…

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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…

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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…

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Unable to Connect to Collaborative Server SOLIDWORKS Electrical Error!

Have you ever run into the Unable to connect to Collaborative Server error when trying to launch SOLIDWORKS Electrical? This error message occurs most often if the collaborative server service is not running.  Clicking OK will bring you to the SOLIDWORKS Electrical interface but will render the software…

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Is that SOLIDWORKS PDM Access Error or Poor Vault Performance a sign of a Full Drive?

When access errors start to occur,the cause may not be a connection issue between the client and the server. Even though the logs seem to indicate that the error is with communications. The actual issue may be a full drive. There are a number of…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Error: ‘No database is connected to this view’ Adobe Reader XI (11.0.7)

When using SolidWorks Enterprise PDM the ‘No database is connected to this view’ error message may appear when opening a PDF from multiple folders using Adobe Reader XI (11.0.7). This error appears to be triggered by the Protected Mode option in Adobe Reader XI (11.0.7), which is enabled by…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Could not access the item in the database

The error message “Could not access the item in the database” can be the result of a number of issues. If the message is received when attempting to log into a vault, the issue may be with the “sa” log-in The local log file may help determine…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Cannot Find File Error when starting a New Part with a Vaulted Template

File Missing Error

Many organizations will store their SOLIDWORKS templates in their SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM vault. On occasion a user will receive the following EPDM cannot find file error message: This can occur when a “clear local cache” was performed on the folder, where the template files are kept. This error message…

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SolidWorks Tutorial – Import Diagnostics (3) – Troubleshooting and Healing [VIDEO]

This is the third in a series of articles focused on troubleshooting and healing topological errors from geometry imported in SolidWorks. As we discovered in the second article of this series, the Import Diagnostics is a good tool for troubleshooting topological errors. It can also be used for fixing…

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