SOLIDWORKS Electrical – Server Install

Article by GoEngineer on Jul 24, 2017

Where do I obtain SOLIDWORKS Electrical software?
How do I prepare my computer for a successful installation?
How do I properly install SOLIDWORKS Electrical Server Products?

Obtaining the Software

  • If you already have SOLIDWORKS products installed on your machine, please edit the installation to add SOLIDWORKS Electrical to your current installation.
    Navigate to Control Panel  > Programs and Features > Select SOLIDWORKS > Change
  • Download the software from the GoEngineer Downloads page:
  • Extract the download (zipped) with the 7zip extractor tool:

Prepping Up Your Computer for Successful Installation

  • It is recommended to pause or disable real-time protection of your anti-virus for the duration of this installation.
    1. Anti-virus programs can block processes critical to the installation of SOLIDWORKS
    2. If you are unable to pause or disable the real-time protection only, you might need to disable the anti-virus program as a whole.
    3. Enable the program after the installation as you want to be protected from threats. Please consult your IT department if you are uncomfortable with making this change.
  • Microsoft Windows has different permissions for different groups and you will want to be sure that you have the correct permissions to install on your server machine. Please consult your IT department to ensure you are in the correct group.The easiest way to ensure that you have the correct permissions is to log onto the ‘Administrator’ for the machine itself. It is very important that all the aspects of SOLIDWORKS Electrical have proper permissions.
  • SQL requires administrative privileges for installation.
  • Default port for the Collaborative Server – TCP and UDP 26666 (to be opened bi-directionally at all times)
  • Default port for the SQL Server – TCP and UDP 1433 (to be opened bi-directionally at all times)Additionally, please make sure that SOLIDWORKS Electrical and SOLIDWORKS are the same version year.

Installing SOLIDWORKS Electrical – Server Products

Starting the Installation
1. Navigate to the downloaded software from the GoEngineer Downloads page.

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2. Right-click on the ‘Setup’ file and Select Run as Administrator.

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3. You will now enter the Installation Manager.
4. Select Server Products > SOLIDWORKS Electrical.

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5. Click ‘Next’.
This screen allows you to specifiy how you want to install your Colllaborative and SQL servers.

6. Please select change.

7. The SOLIDWORKS Electrical Options will allow you to make changes to the server locations, port numbers, etc.

  • Features to InstallYou will want to review the products to install:
    • Data
    • Collaborative Server
    • SQL Server

All are required for a SOLIDWORKS Electrical installation that is hosted on a server.

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  • Installation LocationSpecify where you would like SOLIDWORKS Electrical to be installed

    Default location is C:\ProgramData\SOLIDWORKS Electrical

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  • Collaborative ServerVerify the Collaborative Server Name and Port Number.

    Port Number: 26666 is the SOLIDWORKS Electrical default port. This is where the server location can be changed, if desired.

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  • SQL ServerVerify the SQL Server locationSERVER NAME\TEW_SQLEXPRESS is the default name. This is where the SQL Server name can be changed, if desired.

    The naming convention for this server is as follows:  <Server Name>\<Instance Name>

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Server considerations:

  • Do you have an existing SQL server?
    If so, Please keep the SQL instance name previously entered and this will create a new instance for Electrical only. Select Use an existing SQL Database
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  • If you do not have an existing server, please select Install a new instance of SQL Server. Then specify the SQL Server instance name.Please specify whether to use Windows Authentication or Connect using SQL Server Authentication.

    It is recommended that you keep the default password. GoEngineer Technical Support will know the default passwork in case you run into any issues.

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8. Once Complete, select Back to Summary

9. Select solidwoks electrical install now to finish the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Installation process.

Enjoy using SOLIDWORKS Electrical

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