2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 11, 2018 4:04 AM by Mark Greenwell

    Good Practice

    Mark Greenwell

      Hi,

       

      Is it ok to have two versions of SolidWorks on the same machine.

       

      I have just upgraded to 2019 SP0, but still have 2018 SP4 on my computer, in the past on upgrading I have always uninstalled the older version, but this has lead to problems as certain file paths and custom properties are lost as they are referenced to the older version. meaning I have to go through a lot of information and re-do it for the latest version.

       

      This time I am thinking about just leaving 2018 on my computer but working with 2019 will this cause issues?

       

      Thanks

       

      Mark

        • Re: Good Practice
          Deepak Gupta

          Mark Greenwell wrote:

           

          Hi,

           

          Is it ok to have two versions of SolidWorks on the same machine.

          I've 7 version installed on the same machine (2013 to 2019) and never faced any issues. You just need to be careful when doing the file location setup, toolbox, etc. for each version.

            • Re: Good Practice
              Mark Greenwell

              Thanks Deepak,

               

              I am just gong to leave older versions on my machine from now on. If I do this then it looks like I don't have any issues (so far) but when I uninstalled earlier versions in the past I did encounter errors.

               

              Thanks for confirming it will be ok to have multiple version on the same computer..

               

              Mark