SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Database Upgrade Tool

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE, last updated on February 24, 2017

After updating your SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM vault to a newer major release you may receive a message similar to this: The database of this vault has not been upgraded. Please run the database upgrade tool.

Database of this vault has not been upgraded

Database of this vault has not been upgraded

Unfortunately the message does not mention where this Database Upgrade Tool is located and it can be difficult to find this topic in the various guides and in SOLIDWORKS EPDM Help.

This file is located in the SOLIDWORKS EPDM installation directory under the Upgrade sub-folder. The actual file name is Upgrade.exe. Double click the executable to launch the SOLIDWORKS EPDM Database Upgrade Tool.

You will receive a warning that this tool is intended for administrators.

SOLIDWORKS EPDM Database Upgrade Tool

Upgrade Wizard Message

After clicking on  “Yes”, you will be presented with a screen that lists the steps that should be followed prior to the upgrade.

Upgrade Wizard Steps

Upgrade Wizard Steps

If all of the steps have been completed click on next and confirm the SQL-Server hosting EPDM

Select Server

Select Server

Click next, enter your sa password and click on Log In

Log in

Log in

You will be presented with a list of your vaults and whether they need upgrading; select all of vaults that are to be upgraded and click on next.

Select a Vault

Select a Vault

Click on next on the following screen to begin the upgrade.

Upgrade running

Upgrade running

At the end of the upgrade you will be provided with a log of the upgrade.

Upgrade Completed

Upgrade Completed

Click on Finish to complete the upgrade and close the SOLIDWORKS EPDM Database Upgrade Tool.

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.

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