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sw2urdf v1.5 won't activate in SW2018

asked 2019-06-13 14:04:38 -0500

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Using Solidworks 2018, 64-bit, Windows 10, following the instructions here: http://wiki.ros.org/sw_urdf_exporter to install v1.5 of the exporter, SW2URDF does not activate. Steps: Go into the add-ins menu, and check the "active" and "start up" boxes, and click "OK". The exporter fails to activate. Afterwards, going back into the add-ins menu shows that "active" has become unchecked. What could be blocking the sw2urdf add-in from starting?

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I'm also having this issue.

dchan gravatar imagedchan ( 2019-06-14 10:09:06 -0500 )edit

OK, thanks for confirming that this is more than a one-off issue. We have tried uninstall/re-install and still have the same issue. Unfortunately, we don't know anything about how Solidworks plug-ins work, so I am not sure where to begin debugging. I suppose it could be something like a Windows virus-blocker silently getting in the way, which could explain why not everyone sees it.

dcurtis gravatar imagedcurtis ( 2019-06-14 11:38:28 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-06-14 13:36:15 -0500

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I just resolved this issue on my side. Although I have admin rights to my computer, turns out I didn't have full admin permissions. Not sure what exactly I was missing, but when I had the IT admin login and install the exporter, it worked.

Hope that helps.

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OK, so we tried that, and got further. But the exporter only runs when logged in as "IT administrator", it won't run as the normal user with "administrator" privileges, even after being installed as "IT Administrator". And then it fails with "Object reference not set to in instance of an object."

dcurtis gravatar imagedcurtis ( 2019-06-14 16:35:32 -0500 )edit
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answered 2019-06-13 21:26:20 -0500

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It seems like something goes wrong with your add-in. I'm using the same edition, but have never met the problem. Maybe your add-in was installed incorrectly.

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We have tried uninstall/reinstall but still have the same issue.

dcurtis gravatar imagedcurtis ( 2019-06-14 11:34:40 -0500 )edit

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