SolidWorks Installation and Administration Guide
SolidWorks Installation and Administration
Individual Installations
Installation on Individual Computers
Administration of Individual Installations
Modifying an Installation
Repairing the Installation
Rolling Back an Individual Installation to a Previous Service Pack
Removing an Installation
Upgrading to a New Release
Product Coexistence Rules
Multiple Installations
Workgroup PDM
License Administration
SolidWorks Installation Manager Application Help
Legal Notices
SolidWorks Product Activation
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Upgrading to a New Release

There are several methods for upgrading an individual installation to a new SolidWorks release.

You can upgrade to a new release when you:
  • Receive new installation media
  • Are notified of upgrades when starting SolidWorks
  • Check for updates manually
  • Start a new instance of SolidWorks Installation Manager

When installing a new major release, you can upgrade a previously installed major release or install the new release in parallel. If you are installing a Service Pack release for a previously installed major release, that release is updated automatically.

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