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 is a Windows Service that must be running at all times, and have constant, uninterrupted, bidirectional communication with clients through firewalls and virus scanners.

To configure the Collaborative Server in individual or server mode, specify the following parameters:
  • The machine name (for example LOCALHOST or MyMachine), or its IP address (for example, or 192.168.999.999).
  • The port number (by default 26666).

You can configure the Collaborative Server during the installation or later in the Tools > Application Settings command.

To provide uninterrupted bidirectional communication, make sure that port numbers 26666 to 26676 (when 10 users are connected simultaneously) are available on the system where the Collaborative Server is installed. If not, ask the system administrator to find another port for SOLIDWORKS Electrical.