Reset SWX user profiles

Created by Helmut Reiterer, Modified on Fri, 24 May 2024 at 01:12 PM by Helmut Reiterer

In the event of various problems with SOLIWORKS, it may be necessary to reset the user profile. 

 

To do this you should carry out the following steps:

 


1: [Optional] Save the settings via assistant

 

    Start the settings wizard

  • from the “Tools 20xx” folder

 

 

 

  • or directly from SWX 



  • Select “Save Settings”

 

 

  • Select the location and desired settings and click “Finish”

 

 

 

2. Rename the entries in the registry

 

These steps should only be carried out by authorized persons!!!

 

CAUTION: 

Incorrectly editing the registry can seriously damage the system.

Technical Support strongly recommends backing up your registration data before making any changes.

 

 

  • Close SOLIDWORKS

 

  • Open the registry editor

  


  • Rename the following folder (e.g. …_old), DO NOT delete: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\SOLIDWORKS 20xx 

 


  • Do not name the parent folder, otherwise other SOLIDWORKS components (PDM,…) will also be reset.

 

 

3. Restart SOLIDWORKS

 

  • confirm the “User License Agreement” as SOLIDWORKS creates a new user here. 
  • SOLIDOWRKS will now create a new registry folder for your version with the default settings.

 

 

4. Test and finalize

 

  • Test the behavior of SOLIDWORKS
  • If everything is to your satisfaction, you can set up your settings again and continue working.