In the Solidworks Resources panel the message Solidworks 2016 SP4.0 EV is available for download is visible yet when I go to the downloads page it is not available.
Has there been a change?
Since so long time ago, did some further checking.
Early Visibility Program | SOLIDWORKS
You need to sign up to see them in the customer portal
But you have to sign in your profile, and change that you want to be able to recive EV updates.
And if you don´t see it in the customer portal after you have signed up for it. You can go to Help>Check for updates in SOLIDWORKS and it will show up there.
Actually I am signed up (and signed in) on the Customer Portal. My subscription is up to date. It doesn't expire until 6/30/2017.
The newest download I see on the downloads page is SP3.0.
I have tried using help/check for updates. When I do that it wants me to update to Solidworks 2017 Beta1 which I don't want to do.
Tony Tieuli wrote: ........I have tried using help/check for updates. When I do that it wants me to update to Solidworks 2017 Beta1 which I don't want to do.
Tony Tieuli wrote:
Login to your customer portal, then on the left you will see in 'Quick Links' click -> My Profile, in there third group of settings is "My preferences" you have to clik in there in right column, 2nd from top, to be notified about EV stuff. and then you should be able to download it.
It's definitelly there for me to download.
I tried and didn't see the sp4 EV
and I also tried Check for updates ... and the only thing available is 2017 beta1
I just changed my preferences to be notified for EV releases.
Any idea how long it will be before it takes effect?
Ingvar, I didn't have a drop down list on the update page. Just the one choice. Maybe that will change once the change to my preferences take effect.
I already had "notified for EV releases" checked long time ago and still don't see sp4 ev
Tony Tieuli wrote: I just changed my preferences to be notified for EV releases.Any idea how long it will be before it takes effect? Ingvar, I didn't have a drop down list on the update page. Just the one choice. Maybe that will change once the change to my preferences take effect.
Edit: Must be a difference between a notification and signing up for it.
Have no idea. Suppose you saved your profile afterwards.
Yes, always worked for me after signing up for the EV ................ long time ago.
I can see it too.
That did it. Just registered for the EV program and the download is now available.
Thanks for your help!
I finally got it
Anyone have an idea when SP4 will be released? SP3 came out mid-April so I could only assume we'd see SP4 by now. I scheduled to upgrade PDM this Saturday, the 30th, and SW the following Saturday.
Usually end of July.....so end of this week/early next week??
Well since its July 26th and that it's still not released I would say the end of July is correct. Is this typical for the SP4 release? Seems like the previous SP release days fell more towards the middle of the month scheduled.
Thanks Craig, I understand this is the schedule that posted on the Downloads page. I guess I just would like if the actual release during the months were more consistent. SP3 was released April 15th. The EV version of SP4 was released on July 5th, so shame on me to expect the production version to be released a couple weeks later and that I could schedule its upgrade for the 30th. Lesson learned. I'm wondering if they discovered issues in the EV SP4 release and are scrambling to fix it. Hmm, maybe I should stick with SP3 :-)
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