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    You say you deleted Solidworks. I believe that...

    You say you deleted Solidworks. I believe that just deleting or uninstalling it simply leaves registry entries behind, resulting in lingering status as you describe. Complete uninstall instructions...
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    I'm confused about which UI you're speaking of...

    I'm confused about which UI you're speaking of when you mention "tables." It sounds like you're talking about "Equations, Global Variables, and Dimensions" dialog box which is opened by "Manage...
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    News items, external links

    I try to stay informed with vendor-supplied newsletters about the CAD industry. When I (or you!) find a topic that would be of interest regarding aviation, I'll share it here unless there's a better...
  4. Thread: Sweeps

    by Tom Gagnon
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    A few thoughts on sweeps, regardless of Boss/Base...

    A few thoughts on sweeps, regardless of Boss/Base or Cut which I wasn't clear on from original post, with intent of design flexibility and stability:

    Regarding planes used from questions in post...
  5. Thread: AN Fittings

    by Tom Gagnon
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    Very short answer: No I do not. But I elaborate....

    Very short answer: No I do not.
    But I elaborate.

    I'm personally unfamiliar with AN fittings, so I looked it up. I assume you tried searching Google for specifics. There's a lot of junk among the...
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    Not everything McMaster sells has models to...

    Not everything McMaster sells has models to download, but for fasteners it covers all that I've experienced. Jeffrey is correct that you have to locate the part and then click on the CAD Drawing link...
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    No. EAA/Student Version comes with the...

    No. EAA/Student Version comes with the functionality of Solidworks Standard as I understand it. This page shows what is included in various levels of license. The language is not entirely clear, as...
  8. Although I don't have same license to give exact...

    Although I don't have same license to give exact values,

    In this window, at the top it should read:
    SOLIDWORKS [Student?] 2016 x64 Edition
    SP [4.0?]
    Serial No: Show Serial Number

    If you...
  9. Thread: The big FAQ

    by Tom Gagnon
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    Sticky: The big FAQ

    Over on the Solidworks Forums, Glenn Schroeder has compiled and maintained the Frequently Asked Forum Questions that covers a lot of concerns you also may have. Please look it over, because it is...
  10. Yep, that's the one. I was going to ask Glenn...

    Yep, that's the one. I was going to ask Glenn where it was. Thanks!
    Link done, although off-topic. I will post it separately.
  11. Conceptual breakdown of Solidworks entities

    This is intended both for novice users as well as users familiar with other design software but new to Solidworks. I'll be using language native to Solidworks without equivalencies to other...
  12. Then I think the difference that I've experienced...

    Then I think the difference that I've experienced is the VAR linking my ID to subscription service status, which allows me access to the downloads you need.

    I certainly agree that the SW forums...
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    I've had similar personal issues at home with...

    I've had similar personal issues at home with installing and activating Student/EAA version. In my case it is surely because this PC has already performed failed installations before, so the...
  14. The official Solidworks site has this page:...

    The official Solidworks site has this page: http://www.solidworks.com/sw/resources.htm
    But, any link there with an asterisk is unavailable without (paid) Subscription Service. Key among them is...
  15. I think you have the full picture as it is....

    I think you have the full picture as it is. Apparently, Student versions do not allow you to access earlier years as paid versions do. I will try to provide a path to acquire what you need without...
  16. I've performed installations on top of...

    I've performed installations on top of installations before. The option you need to choose is Modify Installation, to alter serial numbers or add products.
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