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SOLIDWORKS Installation procedure & best practice from certified experts

Repairing a SOLIDWORKS Installation

Repairing SOLIDWORKS

When Repairing SOLIDWORKS Installation it is best to go through the Windows Control Panel > Programs and features > Uninstall a program. What you will do next is right-click on SOLIDWORKS 20XX and select Change NOT Uninstall. Once this is done you will select OK:…

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Create a New Installation for Your SOLIDWORKS Upgrade

SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Installation

A SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Installation can be carried out in different ways.  If there is a history of installation-specific performance issues, a clean installation would be appropriate.  If the installation has been stable and needs to be upgraded to a new version, I find that for…

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How do I install the same version of eDrawings as SOLIDWORKS?

Install eDrawings Product Selection

In some cases, when you download and install SOLIDWORKS and try to launch eDrawings from the start menu, it doesn’t show up. This means that even though the latest version of SOLIDWORKS was installed you still need to install the latest release of eDrawings. To…

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Installing The SQL Express Management Studio

Installing SQL Express Management Studio

With the 2019 release and later versions of SOLIDWORKS PDM, the SQL Server Management Studio is no longer included within the installation media.  Please see here for our updated guide to downloading and installing the SSMS. The SQL Server Express Management Studio is a must…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade Checklist

SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade Checklist

If you are planning on upgrading to the latest release of PDM then make sure you follow our SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade Checklist below: NOTE: Need to upgrade SOLIDWORKS? Then check out our SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklist Prepare (Recommended 1 week before upgrade) Download the full installation file…

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Installing SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard 2017 (and subsequent releases)

The SOLIDWORKS Visualize product was added to the SOLIDWORKS group of products in 2016 as a high-level rendering tool.  SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is available to users of SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium licenses with a valid SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service contract.  Initially, in the 2016 version, a…

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How do I install and activate SOLIDWORKS MBD?

Installing SOLIDWORKS MBD

The question of installing SOLIDWORKS MBD is quite common after our customers have purchased a license. Installing SOLIDWORKS MDB SOLIDWORKS MBD license is not included in any of the three SOLIDWORKS license types (Standard, Professional or Premiun).  It is installed using the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager.  In…

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SOLIDWORKS NetWork License Failed to get string for the Localized Property

When installing, or modifying the installation of the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager, you may encounter the following error: Failed to get the string for the Localized Property : STR_SWINST_ACTIVE_SW. This error can occur, if SOLIDWORKS is open on the same system where the installation is…

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How to find your SOLIDWORKS 2016 Installation Log files

The support team here at Javelin will often request the installation log files from customers who are experiencing issues with their SOLIDWORKS Installation.  These logs will assist us in determining the corrective actions required for an installation to proceed. Prior releases made it a tad…

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