Specifying the Data Location

For the data location, select a directory to store program data such as parts, templates, and 2D and 3D symbols. This location must be a dedicated directory. It cannot be a root directory or the same directory used to store SOLIDWORKS data.

The default directory is C:\ProgramData\SOLIDWORKS Electrical.

In the case of a client/server installation, you must share the Data directory.

The installation program creates a new folder called Update in the default directory to store all of the new data.

When you start SOLIDWORKS Electrical for the first time, the program automatically merges the data stored in the Update folder with the existing data. In the Update Data wizard, you can select the data to be added into the application and the SQL Server database.