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SolidWorks 2012 SP0

What is SolidWorks 2012 SP0?  (from SolidWorks)

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SolidWorks 2012 SP0 is a software program developed by SolidWorks. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named sldim.exe. The setup package generally installs about 132 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 21% of users of SolidWorks 2012 SP0 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.solidworks.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SolidWorks\IM_20120-40000-1100-200\sldim\sldIM.exe" /remove "C:\Windows\SolidWorks\IM_20120-40000-1100-200\sldim\sldIM_installed.xml"

Program filesFiles installed by SolidWorks 2012 SP0

Program executable:sldim.exe
Additional files:
  • dgconv.dll - DWGgateway (DGConv DLL)
  • 3dviacomposer_lm.dll
  • ac0spxml.dll (by Dassault Systemes) - Dassault Systemes Product (ObjectSpecsModeler)
  • AddinCompatibilityTester.exe
  • annotationcplu.dll - FeatureC Dynamic Link Library
  • AnnotationOperation.dll (by Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks) - AnnotationOperation
  • AnnotationUI.dll (by Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks) - AnnotationUI
  • AnnotationWPF.dll - AnnotationWPF
  • Ans2cos.exe
  • apicoupleru.dll - apiCoupler Dynamic Link Library (apicoupler Dynamic Link Library)
  • asmfeaturecplu.dll - asmFeatu Dynamic Link Library
  • AsmFeatureOperation.dll - AsmFeatureOperation
  • asmfeatureui.dll - asmfeatureui
  • asmfeaturewpf.dll - asmfeaturewpf
  • assemblycplu.dll
  • BodyDiffu.dll
  • caafreestyleitf.dll (by Dassault Systemes) - CAAFreeStyleItf
  • cat2dpolygonclip.dll - PrintBase
  • cat3dxmlexportservices.dll - CAT3DXmlExportTools
  • cat3dxmllightbaseservices.dll - CAT3DXmlBaseServices
  • catadvancedmathematics.dll - AdvancedMathematics
  • catadvancedtopologicalope.dll - AdvancedTopologicalOpe
  • catadvancedtopologicalopelight.dll - AdvancedTopologicalOpeLight
  • catafrlicensing.dll - ApplicationFrame
  • catanalysisinterface.dll - CATAnalysisInterfaces
  • ffedstar.exe (by Structural Research and Analysis) - FFE (FFE Structural Solver)
  • FFEHSTAR.exe (by Structural Research and Analysis) - FFE Thermal Solver
  • ffestar.exe
  • geo.exe
  • geo1024.exe
  • geo1024pp.exe
  • geo1024sp.exe
  • geo128.exe
  • geo256.exe
  • geo256pp.exe
  • geo256sp.exe
  • geo512.exe
  • geo512pp.exe
  • geo512sp.exe
  • geostar.exe
  • gst1024p.exe
  • gst1024s.exe
  • gstar128.exe
  • gstar256.exe
  • gstar512.exe
  • gstr1024.exe
  • gstr256p.exe
  • gstr256s.exe
  • gstr512p.exe
  • gstr512s.exe
  • 3dloadersdll.dll
  • ace.dll (by Adobe Systems) - ACE (Adobe Color Engine)
  • ACIS.dll - DWGeditor(TM) 2010 (DWGeditor(TM) 2010 ACIS DLL)
  • adobexmp.dll (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe XMP Toolkit
  • are.dll - ARE (Adobe Raster Express)
  • asutility.dll (by MSC.Software) - MSC.ADAMS (Built on 2006-09-08 15:44:28)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DWGEditor.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{03EB709C-D305-4997-852D-E6DB3B64F738}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove SolidWorks 2012 SP0?

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Or, you can uninstall SolidWorks 2012 SP0 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SolidWorks 2012 SP0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove SolidWorks 2012 SP0.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.63%
Windows XP 26.61%
Windows 8 8.26%
Windows Vista 5.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.94%
Microsoft Windows XP 26.61%
Windows 7 Professional 13.76%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.59%
Windows 8 Pro 3.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.83%
  Italy 8.33%
  MA 6.67%
  Egypt 5.83%
  Brazil 5.00%
  India 3.33%
  Iran 3.33%
  MK 2.50%
  TN 2.50%
  Taiwan 2.50%
  Colombia 2.50%
  Mexico 2.50%
  Indonesia 2.50%
  Netherlands 2.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.77%
Hewlett-Packard 17.81%
Dell 15.07%
American Megatrends 8.22%
ASUS 4.11%
Lenovo 4.11%
Samsung 4.11%
Toshiba 2.74%
Gateway 1.37%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.25%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.25%
Acer Aspire V5-471G 2.25%
HP Pavilion dv3 Notebook ... 2.25%
TOSHIBA Satellite P200 1.12%

About (from SolidWorks Corporation)

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.
Publisher URL: www.solidworks.com


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