SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklist

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE, last updated on November 5, 2018

Here are two SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklists to help you transition to the latest release of SOLIDWORKS. There is a checklist for both the SOLIDWORKS Standalone and Network versions:

NOTE: Need to upgrade SOLIDWORKS PDM? Then check out our SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade Checklist

List #1: SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklist (Standalone Version)

Prepare

Install

  • Run ‘Setup.exe’ from the downloaded folder (by default in Documents\SOLIDWORKS Downloads)

    • Select ‘Individual Installation’ then Next, include any applicable serial numbers
  • Select which Products to Install, Download Options, Installation Location and Toolbox Options
    • Click ‘Change’ beside any category to customize
  • Click ‘Install Now’ to begin installation (may take 20 minutes or more)

Activate

Upgrade Graphics Card Driver

List #2: SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklist (Network)

Prepare

Network Server Install

Client Preparation

Client Install

  • Run ‘Setup.exe’ from the downloaded folder (by default in Documents\SOLIDWORKS Downloads)

    • Select ‘Individual Installation’ then Next, include any applicable serial numbers
  • Select which Products to Install, Download Options, Installation Location and Toolbox Options
    • Click ‘Change’ beside any category to customize
  • Click ‘Install Now’ to begin installation (may take 20 minutes or more)
  • Open SolidNetwork License Manager Client with administrator rights from Start > SOLIDWORKS Tools

    • Ensure the Server List tab is pointing to correct server (25734@servername)

Client Graphics Card Driver Update

NOTE: A detailed Installation guide can be found on our web site

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Scott Durksen, CSWE

Scott is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.

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