SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 File Version Upgrade Tool – Monitoring the Upgrade Process

Article by Justin Williams updated January 8, 2018


Included with the enhancements to the File Version Upgrade Tool in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018, we can now monitor the upgrade process on any client with the tool installed via the following methods:

  • Welcome Screen > Monitor Upgrade Process
Welcome - Monitor upgrade process

Welcome – Monitor upgrade process

  • Then point the tool to the network location for the work instruction files
Monitor Upgrade - Network location

Monitor Upgrade – Network location

Or on the ‘Ready to Upgrade Files’ screen after the upgrade has been initiated;

  • Click ‘Monitor
Ready To Upgrade Files

Ready to Upgrade Files

The Monitor screen looks like this:

Monitor Upgrade Screen

Monitor Upgrade Screen

Which tells us the overall upgrade progress and progress of each work instruction file.

  • Host Name – Machine name on which you initiate the upgrade process
  • Instruction file name – Names of the work instruction files
  • Progress – Upgrade completion status of work instruction files
  • Processed Batch – Number of processed batches / total number of batches
  • Processed File – Number of processed files / total number of files
  • Start time – Time when the upgrade process is started
  • Elapsed time – Time elapsed after the upgrade is started
  • Status – Upgrade status of work instruction files
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Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a Data Management Applications Expert based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.