I am looking to install solidworks cam 2019 SP0. Are there any precautions I should take. Should I do a seperate install keeping 2018 and 2019 seperate?. Or just over ride 2018?. Any tips?
I had SW2018 SP5 installed and then jumped to SW2019 SP0.
I did SW2019 as a seperate install therefore leaving SW2018 for using previous version files.
I had no issues but obviously had to do the ritual of updating my part, assembly and template files as well as ensuring that all file locations in the new install were not pointing to any of the SW18 locations.
Patrick Wisco wrote: ... Should I do a seperate install keeping 2018 and 2019 seperate?....
Patrick Wisco wrote:
... Should I do a seperate install keeping 2018 and 2019 seperate?....
Install separately. Keep both versions.
remember to back up any custom materials and hole wiz customizations. along with user short cuts. then have fun with it
Personally as a rule of thumb for me, until that SP = 2 I don't waste my time. If I did it definitely would be a fresh install. SP0 tends to have many glitches that don't get worked out until real world users get their hands on it and start giving feedback to Dassault.
I always keep old when install new.
Separate install folder and project folder.
No mistake of saving over different version.
It'll take some time to set new one up and migrate files.
No reason to stop working because of a new version.
Test new version on old files. Try new version on small project to test for bugs.
Don' t waste your time to install 2019 right now. This has been the least stable SP0 version I have seen in years. I came from 2018 SP4 and wish I could go back. (3 of us have to all be on the same version where I am) I am currently logging an average of 3 crashes per day on very basic parts/assemblies.
SP1 will also see some extended functionality in SW CAM Pro for rest machining with VoluMill. I have been running SP0 through testing and have had good results on my machine and CNC. With that said from others, some people wish to wait until a later SP. One thing to take a look at is My.SOLIDWORKS.com as you can launch an online product trial to test new versions of the software including SW CAM professional. This allows you to try it out without installing the product on your machine. There are lots of other great things through your login but this may help with testing in the future.
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