hidden gem: total uninstall option now available

First and foremost, I am taking no credit for finding this so I want to give credit where credit is due.  Chris Snider, Application Engineer at 3DVision Technologies, posted a few weeks back on their blog that SolidWorks now has the “Total Uninstall” option that so many CAD Admins have begged and pleaded for for a long time.

However, this new option is not easily found unless you know where to look.  Starting with SolidWorks 2011 SP3.0, you can start the uninstall process, and click on the program bar at the top of the uninstall window as shown below.  From there you will notice the “Total Uninstall” option as shown below.

total uninstall

For more information on this you can check out the Forum Topic for this tool.

As a CAD Admin I want to personally thank the SolidWorks developers for finally adding this to the program.  This will make my life much, much, much simpler.

3 thoughts on “hidden gem: total uninstall option now available

  1. already shared that hidden feature in february on our website (before even SolidWorks included it in their documentations)
    and youtube:

    I also posted that hidden command in the hidden-command thread in the solidworks community forum.
    it would be nice if you can add the video links to that thread, too.
    kind regards

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s