Solidworks 2008 SP 1.1 and Solidworks Rx Crashing Issue

By | April 2, 2008

All of the systems that run Solidworks 2008 SP1.1 at our building have an issue crashing when trying to update an assembly or running the Rx tool. I would get an error about missing dll's or a memory error and then the systems would crash. All of these systems were upgraded from SW 2007 SP2 to SW 2008 SP1.1.


Below is a quick fix. I hope it helps!




  1. Copy .dlls to c:\windows\system32






  1. Delete C:\Program Files\SolidWorks\sldrx\sldrx.exe.manifest file
  2. Rename ConisioCAD.dll and PDMSW.dll to .old, located in  C:\Program Files\PDMWorks Enterprise folder
  3. Copy ConisioCAD.dll and PDMSW.dll to C:\Program Files\PDMWorks Enterprise
  4. Reboot Computer


You can get the ConisioCAD.dll and PDMSW.dll from the SW CD or call your VAR for a new version of this file.

The zlib.dll is found in C:\Program Files\SolidWorks\sldrx


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