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Critical DraftSight HotFix: DraftSight Will Not Launch

Written by Tony Cavegn, Technical Manager on February 03, 2017. Posted in SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips, SOLIDWORKS Tech Support

IMPORTANT Fix For DraftSight

Critical DraftSight HotFix: DraftSight Will Not Launch

It has come to the attention of the DraftSight team that, 32 & 64-bit versions of DraftSight released from 2012 to 2017 will not launch and/or will stop running as of March 1, 2017. SOLIDWORKS has made available a critical hotfix to resolve this issue.

Tech Alert: SOLIDWORKS 2017 Network License Error

Written by Dave Padelford, MCAD Application Engineer on December 15, 2016. Posted in SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips, SOLIDWORKS Tech Support

Error: Could not obtain SOLIDWORKS license

Tech Alert: SOLIDWORKS 2017 Network License Error

It has come to our attention there are some time out issues with the 2017 Network Licenses. You try to open SOLIDWORKS or PDM and receive an error similar to this. This will also present itself in other ways that you are connecting to the license server. Like adding the connection port during install or viewing the License Usage on the client license manager.

Locking Settings with an Admin Image in SOLIDWORKS

Written by Dave Padelford, MCAD Application Engineer on November 17, 2016. Posted in SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips, SOLIDWORKS Tech Support

SOLIDWORKS Control Users Settings

Locking Settings with an Admin Image in SOLIDWORKS

Have you ever had a user make changes to their settings and they use the incorrect templates or library feature? The 2017 release has come up with a way to allow locking the system settings.

Buy SOLIDWORKS Today, Receive a Significant Tax Break for 2016

Written by Nick Weirens, Marketing Manager on November 07, 2016. Posted in SOLIDWORKS News, Symmetry Solutions News

Section 179 2016 Deduction Limit = $500,000

Buy SOLIDWORKS Today, Receive a Significant Tax Break for 2016

Symmetry Solutions wants to alert you to important year-end tax planning implications – that you can take advantage of to purchase new SOLIDWORKS software!

Making an Espresso ... Pot!

Written by Tim Newton, Senior Elite Application Engineer on November 01, 2016. Posted in Symmetry Solutions News

Machining and Designing at its Finest!

Making an Espresso ... Pot!

How to Register Your SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal Account

Written by Dave Padelford, MCAD Application Engineer on October 19, 2016. Posted in SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips, SOLIDWORKS Tech Support

Remove locks from portal links

How to Register Your SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal Account

With the release of another version of SOLIDWORKS, you go to get the download so you can start checking it out. Maybe see what all the new enhancements can do to help speed up your work. You log into the portal and see there are a bunch of locks on all the links including the Downloads. What do I need to do to correct this you ask your self.

Hilarious Video! It's Hard for Engineers to Fit into the Corporate World

Written by Nick Weirens, Marketing Manager on September 07, 2016. Posted in Symmetry Solutions News

Funny Business Meeting Illustrating How Hard It Is for an Engineer to Fit into the Corporate World!

Hilarious Video! It's Hard for Engineers to Fit into the Corporate World

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Service Pack 4.0 Available NOW

Written by Jonathan Weisz, Application Engineer on August 24, 2016. Posted in SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips, SOLIDWORKS Tech Support

SOLIDWORKS Has Moved onto Service Pack 4.0 Creating Confidence for Some Users

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Service Pack 4.0 Available NOW

This is the time of year that skeptical SOLIDWORKS users grow in confidence to move to a well established Service Pack.  The great news is Service Pack 4.0 is at your download doorstep!

One of the great benefits to SOLIDWORKS users is that input and feedback DOES in fact produce enhancements and correct regressions.

What is new? What is updated?  Take a look!

Borrow SOLIDWORKS License from the Network

Written by Dave Padelford, MCAD Application Engineer on August 23, 2016. Posted in SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips, SOLIDWORKS Tech Support

Navigating the License Manager to Borrow a License

Borrow SOLIDWORKS License from the Network

We have several times been asked how to borrow a license from your network so you can work from home or on the road. There are also some times errors that happen if you do attempt and did not do it correctly. So we decided to put together some information on the correct way to borrow your license.

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