Performing a Trial File Upgrade

Before upgrading the SOLIDWORKS files in a production vault, perform the upgrade on a copy of the production vault to ensure that there are no upgrade problems. You can contact your Value Added Reseller for help with creating a copy of your vault.

  1. Restore a complete backup of the file vault to a separate server.
  2. From the Windows Start menu, click SOLIDWORKS PDM > File Version Upgrade to start the File Version Upgrade Utility.
  3. Follow the instructions in the upgrade wizard.
  4. Verify that the upgrade is successful.