Configuring the Collaborative Server

To run SOLIDWORKS Electrical, you must install the Collaborative Server on the same system that hosts the Microsoft SQL Server database.

The Collaborative Server must be running at all times, and have constant, uninterrupted, bidirectional communication with clients through firewalls and virus scanners.

To install the Collaborative Server either in individual or server mode, you must specify the following parameters:
  • The machine name, such as LOCALHOST
  • The IP address of the machine, such as
  • The port number, such as 26666

To provide uninterrupted bidirectional communication, make sure that port number 26666 is available on the system where the Collaborative Server is installed. If port 26666 is not accessible, work with the system administrator to find another port that can be accessed by SOLIDWORKS Electrical.