SOLIDWORKS Update

SOLIDWORKS Toolbox in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault – Unable to backup destination database

Unable to backup destination database

When using the UpdateBrowserDatabase.exe utility to update SOLIDWORKS Toolbox in SOLIDWORKS PDM vault manually, you may receive the error “Unable to backup destination database” as shown below: The unable to backup destination database error occurs if the UpdateBrowserDatabase utility cannot delete the swbrowser.sldedbold backup file. When the UpdateBrowserDatabase utility runs an update, it removes the swbrowser.sldedbold file and replaces the file with the new backup. To prevent this issue, clear the ‘Read-only” check box in the ‘Properties‘ dialog box for the swbrowser.sldedbold file.

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or Professional Upgrade Service

SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade

Are planning on upgrading your SOLIDWORKS PDM system? Need help to ensure the upgrade goes smoothly and downtime is kept to a minimum? Javelin’s team of Certified SOLIDWORKS PDM experts can provide your business with a comprehensive service for upgrading your SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or Professional system from one version to the next—a maximum of two major releases back from the version that is being installed (i.e. SOLIDWORKS 2016 to SOLIDWORKS 2018). If you are currently more than two versions back from SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 and need to upgrade, we can help, contact us. Our SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade Service includes the following: Planning Meeting to confirm and validate vault configurations and versions. Initial off-site migration test on your data prior to the upgrade. Remote or On-site upgrade service. Installation and upgrade of your SQL server software as required. Installation and upgrade of up to three data archive servers. Testing of…

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Update Training that will help you become a SOLIDWORKS Power User!

When it comes to learning what’s new in SOLIDWORKS there are many resources available to you. There are literally 100s of what’s new videos on the internet, a multitude of reference books, and of course the What’s New PDF document included with each release of the software. These resources are great at providing you with an overview of the new SOLIDWORKS features and often include a step-by-step guide on how to use them. However the what’s new style of learning doesn’t really provide you with new skills or improve the way in which you use SOLIDWORKS; what’s new lessons tend to focus on helping you understand the new features but do not teach you best practices or time-saving techniques. If you are looking to become a SOLIDWORKS Power User with the latest software release then you need to take our SOLIDWORKS Advanced Update training course. Here’s why… Update training that will improve YOU The training course is based on the experience of our certified SOLIDWORKS experts who have…

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Are you using the Top 10 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2015? [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Treehouse

SOLIDWORKS 2016 is coming soon, and presently Subscription Service customers can download a beta version of 2016 and give it a try. There were literally hundreds of enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2015, have you managed to give the top features a try yet? Here is a reminder of the top 10 features in SOLIDWORKS 2015 and their associated benefits: 1. NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT WORKFLOWS Reduce time to market and comply with new industry standards. SOLIDWORKS® Model Based Definition (MBD) enables drawingless product detailing with 3D PMI annotations; output to eDrawings® or 3D PDF SOLIDWORKS Treehouse provides visual assembly structure planning, creation, editing, and viewing Prepare models automatically for export to popular AEC applications 2. INTEGRATED CAPABILITIES CONNECT DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING Speed downstream manufacturing and bridge the gap between design and manufacturing. SOLIDWORKS Inspection automates inspection drawing and report creation SOLIDWORKS Costing supports sensors and costing of weldments, plastic/cast parts, machined castings, and 3D printed parts Print directly to 3D printers in AMF and 3MF formats…

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Join the Revolution to get Your SOLIDWORKS Skills Updated!

It’s a regular occurrence in today’s technology centric workplace that hardware and software are regularly updated so you are using an up-to-date version of SOLIDWORKS on a powerful machine. But when was the last time that YOU personally got an update? I’m not talking about a bootcamp at your local gym, or performance enhancing milkshakes, no, investing the time and money required for an update to your SOLIDWORKS skills. Taking advantage of the latest SOLIDWORKS features I’m sure you are not using SOLIDWORKS like it’s 1999! And are likely an accomplished user with rock solid old-school skills, getting your job done in a competent and efficient manner. But are you taking advantage of all the new features that get added every year? There are 200+ enhancements with every new release of SOLIDWORKS that you or your company has paid for. Are you getting the maximum return on investment if you are not updating your skills to use those new features? As a long time user you may have realized that you…

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How to update to the latest SOLIDWORKS Service Pack

SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager

Each year there are typically five SOLIDWORKS service pack updates released to address SPRs (Software Performance Reports), providing an even better 3D modeling experience. The update process is quick, provided you have done all the necessary prep work.  This post will guide you through the best practices for an update. The SOLIDWORKS Service Pack Download: This will be the longest process of the update but you do have the option to leave it downloading and continue working in SOLIDWORKS.  Here are 3 methods for downloading the installation files: In SOLIDWORKS click Help > “Check for Updates” or in Windows click Start > All Programs > SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager > Check for Updates Download from a SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal account by browsing to customerportal.solidworks.com.  Select “Downloads and Updates” and choose the version of SOLIDWORKS to download. The Background Downloader is found in the Windows task tray.  It can be started from Start > All Programs > SOLIDWORKS Installation…

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