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SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Installation

SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM (WPDM) software helps individuals and small workgroups manage projects and control their design revisions. The simple data vault of WPDM provides file security with little IT support, and its tight integration with SOLIDWORKS design software makes WPDM easy to learn. Advanced search,…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Installation

Did you just receive your SOLIDWORKS Composer serial number and want to install it on your computer? If so then this article is for you. Installation Prerequisites Before starting anything check the following prerequisites: Check the hardware and operating system’s compatibility: http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/9251_ENU_HTML.htm Notice that SolidWorks Composer…

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How to resolve the ‘Toolbox is currently in use’ issue when installing SOLIDWORKS

The ‘Toolbox is currently in use’ issue can occur if users are accessing Toolbox during a SOLIDWORKS installation, but it can also be the result of a file that normally gets deleted, not being deleted. The file is called SWBrowser.ldb and by default resides in the lang\english sub-folder of…

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Why You Need LOCAL Administrative Rights to Install SOLIDWORKS

Perhaps the most common reason for failed installations our customers encounter is a lack of proper permissions to install SOLIDWORKS. To ensure that the installation goes smoothly, one of the things we always state is that the user must have local administrative rights on the…

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Get your SOLIDWORKS Service Pack The Safe Way!

You’ve heard the phrase a million times… “Safety First”. Well, I’m here to tell you that this cliché has just as much truth when attempting to Download SOLIDWORKS Service Pack as anywhere else. One issue that many folks seemingly bump into, is the failure of a…

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SolidWorks Installations – Ensure Full Permissions with Local Admin Accounts [VIDEO]

When you are about to install/upgrade/modify SolidWorks on your workstation, it is very important to be logged into the computer as the Local Administrator account.  This account will have full permissions to all files, folders and registry keys.  When trying to install SolidWorks under a user account with limited permissions, the installation can fail or cause problems down the road. We’ve seen with some machines where logging in as a Domain Administrator may not allow full access to the local machine. Here is a method to determine if you are in fact logged in as the Local Administrator account.

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How to Install Multiple SOLIDWORKS Versions on your system [UPDATED]

Do you need to be able to use more than one release of SOLIDWORKS on your system?  For instance you may use SOLIDWORKS 2016 but for one supplier or customer you also need SOLIDWORKS 2015 since they haven’t upgraded yet and you need to share some files with…

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How to manually download SOLIDWORKS software and service packs

The installation file set for SOLIDWORKS is quite large and can take some time to download. In many cases, all that is required, is the installation files for server products, such as SOLIDWORKS PDM, SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM and the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager. In addition, those…

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Install tips for SolidWorks Composer

When installing SolidWorks Composer there some things that are good to know before you start the install.  Here is some background information.  If you visit the SolidWorks Composer download page through the SolidWorks Customer Portal, you’ll find that there are a few choices.  We’ll go through what…

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