SolidWorks Explorer 2012–Sequence

Preparation

Install SolidWorks Explorer 2012 natively – once installed, export the following registry; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FLEXnet Licensing Service

Sequence

Installation

Install SolidWorks Explorer according to App-V sequencing best practice and import the above mentioned registry key.

Configuration

Run the applications and configure them according to your needs. Its recommended that you register the product and configure them to not check for updates.
The below screenshot is an example configuration of SolidWorks eDrawing 2012 Tools –> Options could look like;

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Starting both eDrawing (which is included) and Explorer to pre-configure settings is recommended.

Save your package

Deploy

Just deploy – it should work fairly well.

This recipe should resolve the two below problems;

Issues with Solidworks 2011 sp02
http://www.appdeploy.com/messageboards/tm.asp?m=81157
Sequencing Solidworks Explorer 2011: This version of Solidworks has not been commissioned properly, please contact your supplier (A100,66)
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/appvgeneralsequencing/thread/efe0594e-0d5c-40d0-aa56-edccac532d01/

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