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.

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

  1. Good one! thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for Listening SolidWorks !!!

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

    http://blog.cad.at/?p=566

    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
    Dominik

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