Why Recent Updates are Giving You Error Messages & Conflicting with SOLIDWORKS CAM / CAMWorks

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Error Messages

Starting in September, many SOLIDWORKS customers began reporting unusual error messages; while the specific messages vary, the most common are ‘The operating system is not presently configured to run this application’ and ‘Problem in notification of part sel change.’

Some of these errors also cause SOLIDWORKS to become unresponsive, particularly when closing. 

According to the SOLIDWORKS Development Team these glitches are being caused by recent updates to Windows Office 365, starting with the September 1st release of Build 13127.20296, that cause a conflict with SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks add-ins. Many customers who have automatic updating enabled may not be aware a change has been made to their systems.

Long-Term Resolution

The Development Team created SPR 1193884 and is working diligently on fixing the issues. View additional technical information on the conflict.

Solution & Technical Assistance

In the meantime, installing Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 resolves the errors in most situations. If it does not, or you have additional questions, please contact GSC’s Technical Support by calling (800) 454-2233 or submitting a case online.

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Meet the Author

Austen Popejoy

Austen has worked in design, prototype, and production manufacturing and has also been a collegiate lecturer. His work as our CAM Applications Engineer supporting SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks lends well to advancing designing for manufacturing. He is also an Elite Application Engineer (AE). Have a passion for cars? Ask him about our annual Fuel Fest car show!

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