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How to Disable 3DExperience Login Prompt

Even if you don't use any 3DEXPERIENCE add-ins for SOLIDWORKS and do not want to log in when using SOLIDWORKS, you may still be prompted to log in to 3DEXPERIENCE with the window below when launching SOLIDWORKS. This can still happen even if you have the 3DEXPERIENCE add-ins disabled or uninstalled.

The 3DEXPERIENCE ID Login window seen when launching SOLIDWORKS.

Logging in with that prompt, even using the "Remember Me" option, will only leave you logged in for up to 7 days before prompting you again. If you'd like to prevent the prompt entirely, you can make a change to your registry to stop the prompt permanently. 

Back Up Registry

One thing you need to understand first is that we are going into registry editor, so you should be extremely careful not to modify anything except what is listed below. If you do not feel comfortable performing the steps listed below, please contact Technical Support. DO NOT DELETE ANYTHING IN YOUR REGISTRY UNLESS EXPLICITLY INSTRUCTED TO.

Since we are going to be making a change in the registry, we recommend creating a backup of the registry first, so it can be restored if needed. 

  1. Close all applications, including SOLIDWORKS.
  2. Search for "regedit" in your Windows Start menu, then hit enter.

    The Windows start menu, with regedit typed in the search bar and Registry Editor appearing as the first result.

  3. Browse to the folder named HKEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE/SolidWorks, right click on it, and select Export.

    Registry Editor with HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/SolidWorks highlighted and the right click menu open, with Export highlighted

  4. Name it user.reg and store it anywhere you want.
  5. Browse to the folder named HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Dassault Systemes, right click on it, and select Export.
  6. Name it DassaultSystemes.reg and store it with the user.reg file from Step 4.

Now that the registry is backed up, we can proceed to making changes to the registry to disable that login prompt. 

Run the Registry File

  1.  Again, close all applications including SOLIDWORKS.
  2. Download the *.txt file at the bottom of this article. 
  3. In Windows File Explorer, go to the View Tab and make sure that the "File name extensions" check box is selected.

    File Explorer with the View tab open and File Name Extensions checked on.

  4. Right click on the registry *.txt file and select Rename.
  5. Remove the *.txt extension from the file name and click away to change the file type to a *.reg file.
  6. Double click on the file to apply the changes.
  7. Launch SOLIDWORKS to confirm that the login window has been disabled. 

That registry file will create a ‘SW_Login_Disable’ registry key with value set to ‘True’ at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Dassault Systemes\SOLIDWORKSPDM\Servers\3DEXPERIENCE when run. That registry key value prevents the login window from opening. 

For further technical support please contact Hawk Ridge Systems at 877.266.4469 for the U.S. or 866.587.6803 for Canada and


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