Anyone know how I can get SW 2010 sp2.1?
(my IT dept cannot find where to download this file...LOL)
You'll not get it on the SolidWorks site but can ask your VAR to send a copy to you.
Hah! You may get your SP3.1 yet, because 2.1 is no longer available on the SW site. I suppose the only way to get 2.1 is from your VAR because SolidWorks is not likely to "support" older updates when newer ones are available. In the future, your IT guys should download new SP's as they become available, then monitor the forums for user complaints. There are always a few complaints, but if I don't see any from the major contributors that's a good indication that the release is reasonably stable.
I know this gets back to your issue with the IT department's policy, and you don't want to keep hounding them, but maybe they would be willing to work with you to set up a validation checklist for new releases so you could at least install and test on a single machine first at an earlier date. Do your IT guys do any testing of new releases or simply wait three months and if there are no warning messages in the meantime the release must be ok? Perhaps this could be an opportunity for you to get your updates a little sooner if you show that you want to help them do their job better.
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