SW SOLIDWORKS 2015 Installation Guide Part3 – Electrical Installation

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical can be broken down into two parts SQL Meta Data and Electronic Program Data

SQL Meta Data has

  • All data about everything… (All the CAD document data is contained here.)

Electronic Program Data

  • Program Files – The application, (without this the program will not run).
  • Program Data – The data, (without it the program will run…but will have no content)

Licensing scheme for SOLIDWORKS Electrical:

  • SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic
  • SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D
  • SOLIDWORKS Electrical Professional (limited to 1 PC)

Use the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager. The installation manager is a simplified process that will help guide you through the install.

First a few important questions…

  • Do you want to share the data now or in the future?
  • How many people will share the data?
  • Do you want to use an existing SQL Server instance?

Is it a local or server installation?

Individual – Everything is installed locally

If choosing the individual method:

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A SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic code is generally only required where SOLIDWORKS is not being installed.

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Product selection menu and the more button on the summary page give you the options to turn on the products and configure the locations etc.

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Under the Products click Change and then check the boxes for SOLIDWORKS Electrical and the sub products:

  • SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic
  • SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D
  • Uncheck Collaborative server and Data

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On the more button menu you can get to the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Options menu.

  • Specify server SQL name and data location
  • All other settings can be local

You may already have an existing SQL Server instance on your server so it is ok to use the existing instance from a previous install. Or you may need a new instance if it has not been setup before.

SQL Server

  • New instance
  • Existing instance
  • Authentication mode
  • Password

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If choosing to use server products:

Server Products has options for installing the SOLIDWORKS Electrical server.

  • Everything except the application files are installed on a server

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Product selection menu and the more button on the summary page give you the options to turn on the products and configure the locations etc.

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Under the Products click Change and then check the boxes for SOLIDWORKS Electrical and the sub products.

  • SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic
  • SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D
  • Collaborative Server
  • Data

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On the more button menu you can get to the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Options menu.

  • Data Location
  • Collaborative Server
    • SQL Server location
    • Initial Port

You may already have an existing SQL Server instance on your server so it is ok to use the existing instance from a previous install. Or you may need a new instance if it has not been setup before.

  • SQL Server
    • New instance
    • Existing instance
    • Authentication mode
    • Password

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Potential Errors:

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Causes

Invalid permissions

  • Machine
  • SQL

Connection

  • Firewalls
  • Anti-virus
  • Network connection
  • Install settings

Password

  • Incorrect password
  • TEW password length (also seen as 27506)
  • Sometimes this error comes up as 27502 (if they have epdm) sometimes it's 27506 (if there is no epdm but password restrictions are enabled)

Install settings

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Causes:

Invalid permissions

  • Upgrade from major version
  • SQL database owner

Installation settings

  • Incorrect options chosen
  • Admin image

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Causes:

SQL cannot create an instance

  • Permissions
  • System restart

If you need help with any errors please don't hesitate to contact us for support.

We hope this series has given you an insight on how to successfully install SOLIDWORKS 2015.  Please check back to the CATI Blog as the Dedicated Support Team will continue posting new series of articles every month that go further into the details of many of the SOLIDWORKS tools. All of these articles will be stored in the category of Daily Dose…..of SOLIDWORKS Support and links to each article with their release date are listed below:

John Van Engen
CATI Senior Technical Analyst

www.cati.com