Read on to find out how to fix these issues in our easy to follow step-by-step guide…
A number of issues with SOLIDWORKS have been caused by Microsoft Installer update KB3072630 from 15th July 2015. If you see any of the errors below, read on for an easy fix.
- The error “The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation” is displayed when attempting to apply a service pack to SOLIDWORKS with administrative rights.
- After an installation or upgrade of SOLIDWORKS, many SOLIDWORKS add-ins are missing from the add-ins list
- When launching SOLIDWORKS or opening a file, SOLIDWORKS returns “Could not load SOLIDWORKS DLL: GdtAnalysisSupport.dll”
- SOLIDWORKS Treehouse crashes when launching
- SOLIDWORKS crashes when launching, with a SWVBAServer error. This also happens when recording, playing, or editing a SOLIDWORKS Macro
- The error “Could not load SOLIDWORKS DLL: sldshellutils” error is returned when selecting “Pack and Go…” from SOLIDWORKS or SOLIDWORKS Explorer
- “DWG document manager library is invalid or missing” error seen launching SOLIDWORKS or SOLIDWORKS Explorer
- The error “Failed to create ToolboxLibrary object”, followed by “SOLIDWORKS database is missing” when accessing SOLIDWORKS Toolbox add-in?
- Instability when using Equations.
How to fix these errors:
To address any of the issues above, try the following steps:
First of all make sure you have unticked the “Hide extensions for known file types” in the windows folder options
Download this zip archive: SW-Error-Fixes which includes the two registry files required for fixing this issue.
Extract the 2 files and double click on “RunBeforeRepair_disable_KB3072630.reg“. This will make a change to your registry – Windows may warn you that the publisher cannot be verified. Click “Run” to ignore this message.
At the next message click “Yes”
You must now repair SOLIDWORKS. To do this, navigate to the Control Panel > Programs and Features.
Select SOLIDWORKS and choose “Change”.
Choose the option to “Repair the individual installation” when the Installation Manager appears, Click “Next”, then “Repair” on the screen after.
After repairing, and restarting if necessary you will need to renable KB3072630 by running the second .reg file you downloaded.
Locate the “RunAfterRepair_enable_KB3072630.reg” file you unzipped earlier. Run this file, using the same process as “RunBeforeRepair_disable_KB3072630.reg”.
That’s it! The issue should now be resolved. If you experienced any issues during this process please contact us (subscription customers only).
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Why is “Could not load SOLIDWORKS DLL: sldshellutils” error returned when selecting “Pack and Go…” from SOLIDWORKS® or SOLIDWORKS® Explorer?
If your upgrade or install was performed after July 15th, 2015 the most likely explanation is a known conflict caused by Microsoft® update KB 3072630 which was released on July 15th, 2015. This update makes changes to the Windows Installer. To address this problem, try the steps in Solution Id: S-069551 (with your IT department’s assistance if required).
What can cause the error “Failed to create ToolboxLibrary object”, followed by “SOLIDWORKS database is missing” while accessing SOLIDWORKS® Toolbox add-in?
If your upgrade or install was performed after July 15th, 2015 the most likely explanation is a known conflict caused by Microsoft® update KB 3072630 which was released on July 15th, 2015. This update makes changes to the Windows Installer. To address this problem, try the steps in Solution Id: S-069491 (with your IT department’s assistance if required).
Why is “DWG document manager library is invalid or missing” error seen launching SOLIDWORKS® or SOLIDWORKS® Explorer?
If your upgrade or install was performed after July 15th, 2015 the most likely explanation is a known conflict caused by Microsoft® update KB 3072630 which was released on July 15th, 2015. This update makes changes to the Windows Installer. To address this problem, try the steps in Solution Id: S-069521 (with your IT department’s assistance if required).
How will future SOLIDWORKS® releases be tested and supported on Windows 10 across the different update branches offered by Microsoft (e.g. Current Branch, Long Term Servicing branch)?
Below is a summary:
• Future SOLIDWORKS releases will be tested and supported on whatever is the latest CB (Current Branch – “Windows Update”) at the time a SOLIDWORKS Service Pack is released. Refer to this page ( http://rxsupersales.shop/ ) for the differences.
• All CBBs (Current Branch for Business updates) and LTSBs (Long Term Servicing Branch versions) will be inherently supported by SOLIDWORKS since they are an accumulation of all or a subset of CB’s.
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• Customers who want to take a conservative approach of not taking Win 10 new functionality (i.e. LTSB) will need to purchase Windows 10 Enterprise per this page ( http://rxsupersales.shop/ ).
From Solution Id: S-069650
What can cause the error ‘The program and the file vault are of incompatible versions’ when I log in to a vault via Web client?
One possible reason is that the web server and web client are on different versions.
For example, a customer may install PDM 2014 version server components, and then upgrade to the 2015 version. If customer does not actually upgrade the PDM web server component thoroughly or if the customer omits the web server in the upgrade, the web server component remains on the 2014 version. This causes version incompatibility because the web server remains on the 2014 version, while the thick client is on the 2015 version.
Troubleshooting instructions can be found in Solution Id: S-069402.
Why can it be the case that a SOLIDWORKS® Enterprise PDM reference does not update in the parent assembly using the Update References tool even when the tool states the update is “successful”?
This will occur when the reference to be update is already contained in the same folder as the parent assembly. See the full explanation in Solution Id: S-069611.
I received the message “ Irregular (not properly resolved) cells in mesh” in version 2015 SP4 but not in version 2014?
The SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation developers reported that similar ‘irregular cells’ were in the previous version too, but starting from version 2015 SP4 this new message was added as a warning. To avoid ‘irregular cells’ users can sometimes further refine the local regions or just ignore them if the results are not significantly affected. Usually these cells are found in quite difficult complex geometry locations where it is not possible to further refine. Such cell is fully filled by solid or fluid, because of the impossibility to treat the local geometry correctly. See the full explanation in Solution Id: S-069407.
Does SOLIDWORKS® Flow Simulation create a session log file that provides details similar to what the Journal file or Performance file does for SOLIDWORKS?
Yes. To view this SOLIDWORKS® Flow Simulation log file:
1) In Windows® Explorer, type ‘%temp%’ to access the user temp folder (typically ‘C:Users[username]AppDataLocalTemp’).
2) Open the file ‘ngp.log’ in a text viewer such as Notepad.
From Solution Id: S-069597.
How to zoom in 2D graphs in SOLIDWORKS Simulation?
SOLIDWORKS Simulation allows users to display results in graphs (or diagrams).
It is unclear to many users how to better view the curve in regions where many data points are close to each other.
There are actually three ways to zoom in, each with pros and cons.
– Enlarge or maximize the window of the graph
– Zoom in pressing the Ctrl key while creating a box with the cursor
– Using the Chart properties.
See more in Solution Id: S-018881.
That’s it for this month. Thanks for reading this edition of SOLIDWORKS Support News.
Originally posted by Julien Boissat in the SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog.
Ошибка «Could not load SolidWorks DLL: GdtAnalysisSupport.dll» на моей практике, наверное, самая распространенная проблема. Ниже коротенький мануальчик по устранению.
Способ 1. Если установка была выполнена после 15 июля 2015 года, наиболее вероятным объяснением является известный конфликт, вызванный обновлением операционной системы Windows KB3072630. Это обновление вносит изменения в службу «Установщик Windows».
Для автономной установки:
1. В ветке реестра HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsInstaller создать значение DWORD с именем RemappedElevatedProxiesPolicy и значением 1. Если раздел не существует — нужно создать.
2. Выполнить восстановление установки SOLIDWORKS. Пуск -> Программы и компоненты -> SolidWorks -> Изменить -> Восстановить.
3 . После восстановления установки изменить значение «RemappedElevatedProxiesPolicy» на «».
Установки административного образа:
1. Удалить SOLIDWORKS. Пуск -> Программы и компоненты -> SolidWorks -> Изменить -> Удалить .
2. В ветке реестра HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsInstaller создать значение DWORD с именем RemappedElevatedProxiesPolicy и значением 1. Если раздел не существует — нужно создать.
3. Установить SOLIDWORKS из административного образа.
4. После установки изменить значение «RemappedElevatedProxiesPolicy» на «».
Способ 2. Если проблема не в обновлении можно
1. Запустить командную строку от имени администратора.