SOLIDWORKS 2020 Toolbox Installation Without Hardware

Article by Martin Bucholz on Nov 11, 2019

One of the little tricks we have all learned to live with while installing SOLIDWORKS with admin images is how to deal with Toolbox. This is especially true when the toolbox is in the SOLIDWORKS PDM vault or on a shared network location.  Well as of SOLIDWORKS 2020 Toolbox Installation this is no longer an issue.

The 2020 admin image options editor now gives us the option to not install those data files.

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This allows us to update those files separately and have the setting pointed to those shared locations or files stored in the vault, without the error messages and permissions issues.

Interested in learning more about what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2020, check out our collection of videos here.

View detailed instructions on how to install SOLIDWORKS.


About Martin Bucholz

Marty has been in the manufacturing industry since around 2000, doing a bit of everything, Tool & Die machining, assembly work, inventory control, shipping and receiving, even sweeping the floors. He started using SOLIDWORKS as a product designer in 2007 for Cast Aluminum solutions (formerly a division of Watlow) designing customized heating solutions for food service, medical, and semiconductor industries. Then in 2014 he moved over to the VAR side of things and has been doing tech support and training for SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS PDM and now SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks. Outside of the office Marty is an avid gamer from board games to video games, even helping to plan and run a local Tucson gaming convention. When he is not doing that you can find him walking dogs at the Pima County Animal Care Center.

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