solidworks doesnt start
9 months ago



I have installed SolidWorks(SEK) via the Setup guide without any issues, but the main programm does not start. There is also no entry about any SolidWorks activity in the taskmanager after clicking on the Icon.

The Composer and SolidWorks electrical are running fine.


I'm running Windows 10 home Edition on an Intel i5-6200U paired with the integrated hd 520 graphics, 8gb of RAM and a SSD.


Thanks for your help.

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Last comment By: Theo Linders   Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:33:51 GMT
Re: solidworks doesnt start

Hi Marius,


Try running a repair on the software through Control Panel > Programs > SOLIDWORKS > Change.

By: Iain McEwen  Thu, 07 Sep 2017 11:26:19 GMT
Re: solidworks doesnt start

Thanks for your reply.


I tried repairing the software but nothing changed.

I reinstalled SolidWorks as well but i still was not able to get it running.


Does anyone else have other suggestions?

By: Marius Rothagel  Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:58:33 GMT
Re: solidworks doesnt start

What happens when you try to run it? Does the splash screen come up or does simply nothing happen?


What if you try starting a new process: SLDWORKS.exe

By: Iain McEwen  Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:03:36 GMT
Re: solidworks doesnt start

No nothing happens.

I also tried starting a new process but it changed nothing.


Now i tried opening an old CAD-model via the Explorer. The programm didn't start either, but a Windows error message came up that told me that "side-by-side-konfiguration" was not valid.

Do you know what that means?



By: Marius Rothagel  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:16:58 GMT
Re: solidworks doesnt start

I think is has something to do with Microsoft Visual C++

By: Theo Linders  Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:33:51 GMT
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