after I down loaded sp5 2015 I get this SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL when I open an assembly or a drawing.


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Last comment By: Jhon Rey Pitogo   Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:53:53 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Take a look at this, just posted today...

 

http://www.symsolutions.com/symblog/item/solidworks-2015-urgent-tech-alert-2

 

  • Issue one: Users unable to start SOLIDWORKS, error message: "Could not load SOLIDWORKS DLL: GdtAnalysisSupport.dll" Reports are just coming in of this, so we are still in an investigation phase.
  • Issue two: Many missing SOLIDWORKS add-ins after installing or updating SOLIDWORKS. We believe this is a problem caused by Microsoft update KB 3072630(https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS15-074) which was released on 15 July 2015 and makes changes to the Windows Installer.
By: Wes Newswanger  Sat, 18 Jul 2015 00:36:57 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Hi Sherry,

 

We have had a few of these issues with customers, as of the 17th of July, SOLIDWORKS were investigating the issues to try and pinpoint the problem .

 

I would be speculating a bit, but rolling back / un-installing the windows updates from the 15th of July may help to resolve the issue if it is urgent, but personally, I would hang in there and see what SOLIDWORKS find once they have investigated the issue fully.

 

Cheers

 

Steve

By: Stephen White  Sat, 18 Jul 2015 10:28:51 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Hi Sherry,

 

Can you try the following;

 

1) Go to windows ‘Start’ > type cmd

2) RMB on ‘cmd.exe’ > select ‘Run as administrator’

3) In windows explorer Navigate to <SW installation folder>, (where sldworks.exe is contained)

4) Drag and drop ‘sldworks.exe’ in command prompt and type” /regserver”. Typically the command would look like "C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp 2015\SOLIDWORKS\sldworks.exe" /regserver

5) Press ‘Enter’ > this will register ‘sldworks.exe’

6) Reconfirm behaviour.

 

Thanks

 

Steve

By: Stephen White  Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:54:58 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Thank you Steve. This has fixed my problem, but I would like an explanation as to why and what I just did.

By: Kevin Kurtz  Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:54:20 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

This has worked for us too.   Thanks very much.

 

I will mention that this error has only happened on our stations that are running Windows 8.1.  All other stations working fine.

 

Thanks,

Mark

By: Mark Bradford  Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:40:09 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Hi Kevin,

 

The fix above simply re-registers the solidworks .exe file.

 

Not sure what the exact cause was because the upgrade / install process should normally register / re-register all the components, but when upgrading any software some key components on the system can become improperly registered (or not registered at all). It may be related to recent Microsoft updates (KB3072630) which was a security update that might have stopped the correct registration of components.

 

Anyway, it is necessary to manually register the processes, which is what the steps above do. Hope this makes sense!

 

Cheers

 

Steve

By: Stephen White  Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:55:52 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Thank you Steve.

 

For completeness I am on Windows 7 64bit service pack 1 using Solidworks 2015 SP4. I did NOT have KB3072630 installed, so the error was coming from elsewhere, but the re-register of the application solved my problem immediately.

By: Kevin Kurtz  Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:26:50 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Thanks Steve, this did the trick for me.

By: Wes Newswanger  Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:58:41 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

I got this message after installing SW2015 SP4 today. Running the regserver fixed the issue for me. Thanks!

 

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By: Don Cheke  Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:12:08 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Hi Steve,

 

I have the same problem. Message pops up several times for some assemblies.

 

"Could not load SOLIDWORKS DLL:

GdtAnalysisSupport.dll."

 

I was unable to insert SLDWORKS.exe into the cmd.exe when run as administrator.

cmd-as-admin.jpg

I tried it without running it 'as administrator' and the problem persists.

cmd-as-notadmin.jpg

This is a new problem after updating SW2014 to SW2015 SP0.0 64-bit. I should also mention I very recently switched computers, probably unnecessarily/redundantly moving some program files with all my part files, etc before installing corresponding software.

 

ASUS Z97-Pro

Intel Core i7-4790K, liquid cooled

16GB DDR3 SDRAM

NVIDIA Quadro K2200

Crucial 512 SSD

Windows 7 Pro x64

 

I also tried repairing Windows NET Framework and restarting.

 

For now I will continue to click the message away when I open things.

 

Thanks a bunch.

 

-Andy

By: Ken Klein  Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:17:48 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

I had the same problem Ken. I had to manually type in the path. I could not drag and drop. I manually typed everything you see in your second window into my administrator cmd window.

By: Kevin Kurtz  Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:21:18 GMT
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By: Ron Chappell  Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:44:54 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Success! Thank you Kevin. and Steve.

By: Ken Klein  Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:07:32 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Does this work while using EPDM?

By: Scott Casale  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:44:47 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Our Reseller offered us a simple fix.

 

REGEDIT.exe as admin

In the REGEDIT Tool, Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer

Create a new DWORD Key:

RemappedElevatedProxiesPolicy

RMB, Modify the Key:

Type 1. Leave it as Hexi...

Click Ok.

 

Then, as Admin to your computer, you should be able to Repair the SolidWorks Install through the the Control Panel>Uninstall Tool.

 

Restart and you should not receive this error...

 

After reopening SolidWorks, you may receive the screen about the location of your toolbox. Make sure you select the folder that it properly maps to.

 

If using in conjunction with EPDM, after you restart, make sure all folder locations are what they ought to be. Specifically, the SEARCH PATH changed for us, and I just needed to remap it for all client machines.

By: Scott Casale  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:05:53 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Stephen, This worked for me, thanks!

For those that don't want to drag and drop (or can't) you can do the following:

  • Located the file SLDWORKS.exe using Windows Explorer
  • While holding the SHIFT key, and Right Mouse Click on the file SLDWORKS.exe, you'll get an option 'Copy as Path'.
  • In the cmd prompt, RMB, paste, and type to add the switch /regserver, and hit enter.
By: Sammy Mah  Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:30:47 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Same thing here.

By: SAULO SAAVEDRA  Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:28:42 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Thank you, Steve!  That's a way faster solution than un-/re-installing SW (which I was preparing to do if my knowledge base search didn't turn up any answers).

By: Marc Meyer  Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:10:17 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Steve you're a champion!!, followed your instructions & did the trick thank you

By: Aaron Rodd  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:20:22 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Worked for me too!  Thanks Sammy.

By: Brett Menze  Tue, 08 Sep 2015 13:13:50 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

That fixed that.

Thanks

By: Vagulus Dagg  Thu, 17 Sep 2015 09:45:21 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

I am on a shared network license and after applying the fix and restarting, my computer complained about not having a license or not finding the license, I hit ignore and when it booted up, the link to the license server was found and the problem is gone.   Many thanks!  Our IT guys tried a lot of other fixes related to this and I just stumbled on this by myself.  Awesome fix.

Cheers,

dv

By: Dan Vasterling  Sat, 14 Nov 2015 02:19:49 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Hello Steve,

 

you are my hero. My problem was also fixed with your help, after everything I found was about KB3072630, which was not the cause.

Thank you very much,

Arno

By: Arno Petri  Sat, 12 Mar 2016 16:24:35 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

Thanks ...

it's worked for me....after it, I confront with new below error:

  Couldn't load sldshellutis

Do you have any solution about it?

By: Sadegh Alpr  Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:58:00 GMT
Re: SOLIDWORKS ERROR COULD NOT LOAD SOLIDWORKS DLL: GDTANALYSISSUPPORT.DLL

it worked for me too, and thats a year later after u shared the solution, thanks a lot, great help

By: Jhon Rey Pitogo  Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:53:53 GMT
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