SOLIDWORKS Crashing With Docking Station Following Windows Update 1903

This article is created to assist you with correcting an issue with SOLIDWORKS crashing when using a docking station following Windows update 1903.


This specific issue takes place when using certain docking stations with a laptop having a NVIDIA graphics card.


Please do both steps listed below.

  1. NVIDIA solution: Driver Update. NVIDIA has recently released a security bulletin detailing new vulnerabilities in their drivers and are advising users to update to the latest drivers to mitigate this situation: SOLIDWORKS will support the latest NVIDIA ODE R430 branch release, even if it is not listed on the SOLIDWORKS graphics site. Customers should download it immediately.
    DCH Version link:
    Standard version link:
  2. Microsoft Windows solution: When experiencing a crash opening any Part or Assembly when the laptop is docked, please be aware of a Windows Update-caused crash. Windows Update 1903 has been verified to trigger this crash (which is not confined to SOLIDWORKS). Microsoft has released a fix with Windows 10 Update KB4512941. For instructions on to obtain this update, visit: SOLIDWORKS KB article S-076885 has been published to share the above information.

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