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SOLIDWORKS Installation

SOLIDWORKS Installation procedure & best practice from certified experts

SOLIDWORKS Installing

How to Install SOLIDWORKS Desktop Software

In this tech tip we provide an overview of how to install the SOLIDWORKS standalone desktop version.  This process applies…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Hardware Requirements FAQs

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Hardware Recommendations

Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS 2021 hardware / computer specs. The following gives details on specific…

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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…

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How to Install Multiple SOLIDWORKS Versions on your system

Do you need to install a second release of SOLIDWORKS on your system?  For instance your company may have already…

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Change your SOLIDWORKS installation

How to change your SOLIDWORKS Installation

Do you have a SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium license but you don’t see the SOLIDWORKS add-ins included with your licence…

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SOLIDWORKS Administrative Image Test Deployment

Test deployment of an Administrative Image in SOLIDWORKS 2020

New in SOLIDWORKS 2020 we have the ability to test ahead of the deployment of an administrative image and resolve…

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SOLIDWORKS Standalone License Deactivation and Activation

SOLIDWORKS Standalone licenses (serial numbers beginning with 9000…) are locked to a specific computer and hardware ID.  At some point…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer

How to install the SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2020

The SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer is a free viewer application that can be used to view native SOLIDWORKS PCB files, allowing…

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Moving SOLIDWORKS License Manager

Moving The SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager

When it comes time to migrate to new servers, moving the SolidNetwork License Manager Server for your SOLIDWORKS software can…

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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…

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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…

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Could not initiate the transaction

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

Recently I was helping a customer on tech support to download and install SOLIDWORKS on a new machine but when…

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Install SOLIDWORKS PDM Server Components

Install SOLIDWORKS PDM Server Components without using the Installation Manager

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2016, the SOLIDWORKS PDM file set was incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager. This makes for a convenient…

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Troubleshooting an Uninstall of SOLIDWORKS

In some occasions a SOLIDWORKS uninstall and reinstall is required if there were issues with the original installation.  Problematic installations…

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SOLIDWORKS Administrative Images Setup Guide

The use of SOLIDWORKS Administrative Images is very helpful when you need to install SOLIDWORKS on multiple machines.  Once the…

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