Things to consider when upgrading to a new version of SolidWorks

Last Updated on by DesignPoint Team

Each year around this time we get many calls about problems encountered during upgrades from a current version of SolidWorks to the next release. DesignPoint Technical Support is always available to assist with these upgrade issues, but some of these common problems are preventable with a little more information. Here is a quick list of some of the things to check prior to your next SolidWorks upgrade.

For this blog entry I’m simply listing the major headings of each important topic. To get the full description of our recommendations for each topic please click HERE to download our comprehensive upgrade preparation document.

1) Check System Information.

2) Upgrade Graphics Card Driver.

3) Back-up Your Settings.

4) Back-up Production Files.

5) Look Before You Leap.

6) Transfer License.

7) Upgrade SNL Manager.

This list should serve as a pretty good guide of what to look for next time your company is ready to upgrade to the next major release of SolidWorks. Of course I could not cover every scenario in this post or in our upgrade document, so please share an experience you may have encountered while upgrading SolidWorks that could help others get through a tough situation. With more information, we can strive to make these big upgrades go as smoothly as possible.

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