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Manually Updating SOLIDWORKS Toolbox files to 2015

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE created/updated May 1, 2015

After manually updating an earlier version of Toolbox, as described in my blog article, Manually Updating SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Files, the swbrowser.mdb used by earlier versions, must be updated to the swbrowser.sldedb used by SOLIDWORKS 2015.

In the Data Utilities folder, located in the SolidWorks installation directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\Toolbox\data utilities), double-click the DatabaseConverter.exe file.

DatabaseConverter executable file

DatabaseConverter executable file

Select the swbrowser.mdb that requires updating and click on Convert.

Manually Updating SOLIDWORKS Toolbox files

Database Converter 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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