The best approach when performing an upgrade to your SOLIDWORKS PDM system is being prepared. Rather than winging-it, plan the transition of your current PDM version to the new one you’re going to install. This will save your company downtime and employees frustration. This document is intended to serve as a guide for what to expect during the update. If there’s an area you’re not familiar with, it is recommended to read that section of the 20XX Installation Guide.
You can download the dataset from this link: https://www.goengineer.com/solidworks-downloads/ or perhaps you already have or will soon have installation DVDs.
If you’re using a link then, following the download, you’ll want to extract the files to a known folder location before running the installation (run “setup.exe” in the root of the extracted folder). Please utilize 7-Zip (http://www.7-zip.org/download.html) for the extraction process to avoid installation issues. Otherwise, the default WinZip utility will flag the installation files as malicious during extraction and disrupt your ability to install.
Here is how to install SOLIDWORKS from our download:
Graphics Card Drivers:
*Ensure SQL version is within specification
If you’ve discovered your current version of SQL Server is not compatible with the version of PDM you’re installing/upgrading to, you’ll use the installation media you received (DVDs) or need to request a link and password to download the SQL Standard installation files.
This document is a quick guide, intended for experienced PDM Administrators and/or an outline of what to expect in terms of what’s involved. if you need a more in-depth, comprehensive guide, please carefully follow the Installation Guide of the corresponding year. There are many important sections within the Installation Guide which were very briefly addressed or not mentioned in this article. The Installation Guide Is a long and technical read, but it’s much easier to be thourough the first time around than miss an important piece which was overlooked and have to deal with later.
It’s always an excellent idea to double check which type of license (Editor/Contributor/Viewer) and type of license ((E)PDM Professional/PDM Standard). Remember, the PDM Pro database icon is gold while PDM Standard is Silver. Lastly, be sure to enable security options disabled earlier.
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