1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 8, 2009 2:56 AM by Amit Chen

    Planning to upgrade in 2010

    Corey Hinman

      I've been away from the forum (for the most part) for the last year or so, I'm surprised that I'm still a "top contributor" . Our system is stable and functioning well, and frankly I was pulled in other directions during this down economy, probably like most of us....but now we are a full 3 versions behind on our systems. We are currently running 2007 versions of Solidworks and PDMWorks Enterprise.


      I want to make sure we are getting value from our systems, and I don't like to be so far behind in upgrades. So I'm loaded with new questions now...


      1- Is there a direct upgrade from 2007 to 2010 for each system (SW and ENT) or is it a stepped upgrade?

      2- We have pretty intensive workflows set up for ECNs, is there a utility to export workflows without losing links to other workflows? Also I hope there are good improvements to the notification system.

      3- Has anyone else gone through this recently? Do you have any upgrade "plans" that you could share, like a checklist of tasks?


      I'm trying to get approval to hit Solidworks World to get a lot of these questions I have answered, but I'm not sure I'll be able to make it or not.


      Thanks in advance!



      Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. - Sun Tzu

        • Re: Planning to upgrade in 2010
          Amit Chen

          OK, let's start...there is no problem to upgrade directly from 2007 to 2010 and there are many impressive new things (Notifications, SolidWorks Add-Ins improvements, Tasks etc....)


          If I were you I was installing a test environment (you can use a virtual machine) and testing the following:

          1. Any in-house application or add-ins... need to be test

          2. The files upgrade is not so easy

          3. Don't forget backups and 2010 license.

          4. Learn the new features and implement them in your process.


          Good Luck Amit