Upgrading Solidworks Don’t Leave Solidworks Electrical Behind
Tips and Tricks • Amgad Yacoub • 1 July 2022
Is this the time of year to upgrade SolidWorks to the new release?
Well, I am not going to go through the upgrading process because it has been covered in many and several blogs.
This blog is all about the Solidworks Electrical Schematic upgrade process. Solidworks Electrical Schematic may be a part of your full Solidworks installation or a standalone installation, it may also be installed as a server/client in your working environment.
So, what do you need to do?
Before upgrading Solidworks Electrical
You need to back up your work. This process is quite easy and straightforward. It is also your fail-safe guarantee in case something goes wrong.
From the Solidworks Electrical Schematic, File menu go to Archive Environment.
On the Welcome Screen click next
The Selection Screen is where you can choose the field you want to back up. It is recommended to back up your projects and any customised libraries.
That’s it. Depending on the size of your projects and libraries the archiving feature will work to compress everything into a single file. Make sure to keep this file in a safe and accessible location.
Before you start the upgrade process, please note:
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2021 and later require Cumulative Update 4 or higher when using SQL Server 2019. For more information on Cumulative Updates, visit the Microsoft Support page and search for the Knowledge Base article 4548597.
During upgrading Solidworks
Just as per the normal upgrade process, follow the on-screen instruction till the Summary Screen.
On the Electrical Options Setting Screen, go to the SQL Server section and make sure the following is set:
- Use an existing SQL Server database
- Connect using SQL Authentication
- Login = sa
- Password= SQLpwd4ew (if not changed during initial installation)
Finally, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the upgrade process.
I hope you enjoy your new Solidworks upgrades.
Keep watching this space for more tips and tricks.
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