SOLIDWORKS Installation

SOLIDWORKS Installation procedure & best practice from certified experts

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 upgraded to SOLIDWORKS 2020, but you may have a customer that requires files in SOLIDWORKS 2019 format. That’s actually not a problem, you can install…

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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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Installing the VaultAdmin

By default, the SolidWorks Workgroup PDM VaultAdmin is not installed during the installation of SolidWorks. In this article we will look at how to include the VaultAdmin during the original installation of SolidWorks or adding it at a later time.

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How to Setup an Objet 3D Printer Host Computer

Its time to upgrade the computer you’re using to send your models to your Objet 3D Printer, do you need to call Javelin to set it up?  Although we can come and set it up for you, it’s not too hard to do yourself.  Here…

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Running two SOLIDWORKS Version installations / “Where did the calloutformat.txt file go?”

NOTE: this tip is for users that are comfortable with editing a computer registry. BE SURE TO FOLLOW STEPS EXACTLY. The problem I’ll cover in this tip is a fairly common occurrence when a user runs two SOLIDWORKS version installations on the same machine (e.g….

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Repairing SOLIDWORKS with the Installation Manager Step-by-step Guide

If you encounter problems with an installed SOLIDWORKS product (e.g. SOLIDWORKS Premium, Simulation, PDM, Inspection, Electrical etc.) you can use the repairing SOLIDWORKS tool in the Installation Manager to repair the installation of the product. Here are the steps for repairing SOLIDWORKS: Step 1.  Make sure you have…

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