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.