As the title says, using SW2010 S.P4.0 and moving to Windows7 64 bit, is there any advice or warnings you could give me regarding this upgrade?
It would be good to know before I install Solidworks.
I made the switch a few weeks ago and aside from the new workstation being significantly faster the differences are transparent in SolidWorks. I have had a couple glitches with our network connections and some software licensing but nothing big and no problems with SW2010 SP4.0. As they say, your mileage may vary.
Are you just changing the OS, or also upgrading to a new computer?
It's a new computer, new operating system and new 64 bit SW 2010.
In that case it should be just a straightforward install.
This might sound like a dumb statement, but when you load Solidworks don't
forget to load the 64 bit version.
No problem. Some of the simplest things get overlooked.
I believe that SW checks the OS and won't let you load the 32 bit version on a 64 bit machine. Perhaps they changed that, because some people had difficulty because they wanted to download both versions so that they could spread them around to different users with different OS.
May not be an issue for you, but with the 32/64 switch add-ins become an issue. You have to make sure that you have 64-bit compiled add-ins.
Furthermore it is important to realize that the 64-bit version of SW keeps some items in <Root>:\Program Files (x86) and some in <Root>:\Program Files , this can cause an issue if you have any custom stuff expecting SW files to be in certain locations. Viewers especially.
I got a new computer with Wondow7 x64 switch from XP 32. The punch holder test I expected to run fasterbut ran slower.
Modeling parts and assemblies however seems faster, command icons, and sketching and going in and out of features seems faster.
My macros did not work. But opening them and resaving them seemed to fix the problem.
The best thing is SW crashes 1 a day rather then 10 times a day.
It annoys me that there is no "My Workgroup PDM Documents" icon in the open and save dialogs.
It also annoys me that the panel that displays the design tree doesn't allow me to scroll to the bottom. I have to expand and callaps the flyout half of the panel then scroll to the bottom fature so I can see the rollback bar.
I have not noticed any other differences.
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