Windows 10

Copy Settings Wizard strategy before and after a SOLIDWORKS registry reset fixed a problem

Restoring SOLIDWORKS custom settings is sometimes necessary, and if much time has been invested in setting them all then it’s not fun to imagine having to restore them all manually. This article discusses restoring custom settings if there was deemed to be a corruption in…

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How to Find Your Computer Name in Windows

How To Find Your Computer Name

Did you know that your computer has a name? If you were unaware of this detail, now is the time to give your computer the virtual hand shake and introduce yourself. Every computer that deals with a network has a name and an IP address….

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SOLIDWORKS System Problem? Try creating a new Windows User Account

New Windows User Account

You are likely reading this blog article because of inexplicable problems with SOLIDWORKS performance or stability.  Nothing else you have tried has helped, such as you found on the Javelin blog, or trying a SOLIDWORKS registry reset.  You may even notice degraded performance in other…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Error: ‘Failed to extract add-in’

If you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 10 and you’ve received a SOLIDWORKS PDM error: ‘Failed to extract add-in…’ you’re not alone.  This can be caused by the SOLIDWORKS PDM add-in being built with .NET Framework 3.5 and Windows 10 only has .NET Framework 4.5 enabled by…

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How to create a SOLIDWORKS PDM folder shortcut in Windows 10

A desktop folder shortcut is a useful tool to quickly navigate to a folder you’re frequenting in SOLIDWORKS PDM. How to create a folder shortcut to a vault folder in Windows 10 Navigate into the folder you’d like to create a shortcut to Select the entire…

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Is the latest version of SOLIDWORKS compatible with Windows 10? [UPDATED]

Is SOLIDWORKS compatible with Windows 10®? That is a question we are hearing a lot lately. On July 28 2015, Microsoft® announced that Windows 10® is now available for business. That is great news, but before you rush out and upgrade your operating system it’s always…

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