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swVBAServer has stopped working (SW2010, Sp. 5.0)

swVBAServer has stopped working (SW2010, Sp. 5.0)


Something happened to my Solidworks recently.  Now, I can not use any Macro.  Whenever I try to run a macro, the following message appears:

"swVBAServer has stopped working."

I talked to my VAR, and did not get a solution. Do you folks know what may cause this problem?

Best regards,

Windows 7 Pro, SW2010 x64 sp5.0

RE: swVBAServer has stopped working (SW2010, Sp. 5.0)

Hi, Matt:

I did clear out the registry, but it did not help.

Best regards,


RE: swVBAServer has stopped working (SW2010, Sp. 5.0)

Try running a repair.

RE: swVBAServer has stopped working (SW2010, Sp. 5.0)


I tried a repair.  It still has the same problem.  I googled swVBAServer and found some discussion on it related to virus.  Not sure if it is a virus.

Best regards,


RE: swVBAServer has stopped working (SW2010, Sp. 5.0)

Things seem to be working fine on my end. FYI, I ran an update from SP3.1 to SP5.0. I did not do a clean install.

Colin Fitzpatrick (aka Macduff)
Mechanical Designer
Solidworks 2010 SP 5.0
Dell 490 XP Pro SP 2
Xeon CPU 3.00 GHz 3.00 GB of RAM
nVida Quadro FX 3450 512 MB
3D Connexion-SpaceExplorer

RE: swVBAServer has stopped working (SW2010, Sp. 5.0)

I had similar issue.

In my environment, if I logged in as a different user the VBA editor worked within Solidworks.

The way I resolved it was to copy the registry settings for
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA from the working user.

Then logging into the user that didn't work. I did the following:
1. Backed up HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA registry
2. Deleted registry settings that I backed up above
3. imported registry settings from working user


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