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Resetting the SOLIDWORKS Windows Registry Entry

Longtime Windows users are likely familiar with the debilitating effects of even a single Windows Registry key becoming corrupted. SOLIDWORKS is by no means immune to such a situation. Perhaps you may have experienced some of these effects before. SOLIDWORKS showing only the splash screen and not…

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How to Reset the SOLIDWORKS Registry Entries

In SOLIDWORKS you can make wide array of customization to your user settings and also the user interface. It can be hard to keep track of these changes if you are editing them on a daily basis like I do. Also, we all know that…

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Why are my SOLIDWORKS Thumbnails and Previews missing? [PART 2]

If SOLIDWORKS thumbnails in Windows Explorer or in the Preview Pane of the Open dialog are not visible, there are several reasons that could cause this problem. Please follow the solutions listed below: STEP 1: Firstly, follow all the solutions mentioned in Part 1: Why are my SOLIDWORKS…

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How to fix: “Cannot load SOLIDWORKS settings information from [username]”?

When using Copy settings wizard to copy the SOLIDWORKS settings from one CAD machine to another, sometimes this procedure can not be  followed smoothly. While saving the settings you will see the message stating:  “Cannot load SOLIDWORKS settings information from (username) “. What causes this…

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How to change SOLIDWORKS serial numbers through the Windows Registry

While providing technical support for SOLIDWORKS, I come across a lot of cases where users have to change SOLIDWORKS Serial numbers. The preferred method of changing a serial number is through the SOLIDWORKS Installation manager. However, if the installation was completed using an “Administrative Image” then…

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How to reset a vault specific SOLIDWORKS PDM Admin Password

In a previous post I showed you how to reset the ‘default’ SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault Admin Password. If you’ve ever had the chance to participate in one of my administering SOLIDWORKS PDM training class, you’ve likely heard my rant lecture on the benefits of a sandbox vault. A…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Registry Reset

One of the most common troubleshooting steps when experience strange behaviour with SOLIDWORKS is to run a registry reset.  This has been explained previously in one of our most popular blog posts: SOLIDWORKS Corrupted? Try Resetting SOLIDWORKS Windows Registry Entry In this article we will…

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Warning – A Journal File Could not Be Created. Another SOLIDWORKS Session Running

another SOLIDWORKS session running

Do you receive a warning message every time you open SOLIDWORKS? The warning states there is another SOLIDWORKS session running. You probably have made sure that there is no other sessions of SOLIDWORKS running on your machine; or have performed a Windows reboot. To check…

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Clean Reinstallation of ExactFlat for SOLIDWORKS

ExactFlat is a SOLIDWORKS Add-in solution used to solve flat pattern layouts of fabrics and pool liners. On occasion you may need to reinstall ExactFlat to ensure proper registration of DLLs and integration into the SOLIDWORKS registry keys. Reinstall steps This post provides details into the proper…

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