SOLIDWORKS Installation

SOLIDWORKS Installation procedure & best practice from certified experts

Test deployment of an Administrative Image in SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS Administrative Image Test Deployment

New in SOLIDWORKS 2020 we have the ability to test ahead of the deployment of an administrative image and resolve any issues before the push.  Removing the need for multiple deployments, making installing and upgrading an easier more efficient process.  The test will complete the…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade Checklist

SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade Checklist

NOTE: Upgrading PDM carries some risk. It’s your company’s IP contained in your vault. Javelin can perform your upgrade for you to ensure it’s done right with minimal down time and risk of data loss. Contact your Javelin sales account manager for a quote. If…

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How to install the SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2020

SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer

The SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer is a free viewer application that can be used to view native SOLIDWORKS PCB files, allowing for better review and collaboration with all the members of your electronics design team. You install SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer through the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager. Please…

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SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklist

SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklist

Having a plan before upgrading SOLIDWORKS is important to ensure a smooth rollout. This article provides a checklist of items to prepare prior to clicking ‘Install Now’.   NOTE: Detailed Installation guides can be found on our technical support website NOTE: Need to upgrade SOLIDWORKS…

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Moving The SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager

Moving SOLIDWORKS License Manager

When it comes time to migrate to new servers, moving the SolidNetwork License Manager Server for your SOLIDWORKS software can be a daunting to idea.  Dozens or even hundreds of users will be affected by the move. However, following these steps will help to ensure…

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Description option missing on Save as dialog box. How to fix it?

Recently, a few customers have contacted me to report that their SOLIDWORKS Save as dialog box is missing the description field? When saving a part, assembly, or drawing document, you can add a description for the file via the Save As dialog box as shown…

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How to change the Serial Number of a SOLIDWORKS Installation

Sometimes it may be necessary to change SOLIDWORKS serial number for your installation, for instance if you need to change from a standalone to a network based license, or if you have installed the wrong license (such as perhaps your coworker’s Premium license … ) on…

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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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Install SOLIDWORKS PDM Server Components without using the Installation Manager

Install SOLIDWORKS PDM Server Components

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2016, the SOLIDWORKS PDM file set was incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager. This makes for a convenient one stop location to install all SOLIDWORKS products. Unfortunately, this also makes for a large installation file-set, that can be cumbersome to move around. There are…

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