If a user has SolidWorks Toolbox stored in an Enterprise PDM Vault it is necessary to always have a locally cached version of the SolidWorks Data folder on the client. However, the SWBrowser.mdb database used by Toolbox is also used by the Featureworks add-in as well as the Hole Wizard feature. If a locally cached version of the SWBrowser.mdb file cannot be found the user will receive the following warning when SolidWorks launches:
This warning message will appear even if SolidWorks Toolbox is not enabled for start-up since the FeatureWorks add-in is always enabled with SolidWorks Professional and Premium and the Hole Wizard feature is available in all versions of SolidWorks.
The quick-fix for this issue is to log into the Enterprise PDM vault view, navigate to the SolidWorks Toolbox folder and use the ‘Get Latest Version’ command to reload the Toolbox data to the local cache. When SolidWorks launches again it will be able to find the SWBrowser.mdb file it requires.