Hi, I am new to solidworks and I am attempting to upgrade from 2011 to 2012. I have downloaded ( what I think I need ) is there any guidance on this anywhere?
Welcome to SolidWorks forums Matthew .
This should give you the head start: How to ensure a clean uninstall and update of SolidWorks and update of SolidWorks
You might also find this post helpful for your future reference
Thank you for answering so quickly and for the help. I also have gotten to the point of having the solidworks explorer 2012 and it is asking me to login my vault computer and vault description? Since I really don't know what this is would you or anyone who runs across this shed some light on this and if I need the solidworks 2012 explorer to upgrade/run 2012>?
If you have PDM workgroup, SW Explorer is used to view the vault.
Basically you must have installed PDM in your machine and that is the reason it is asking for those details. You can simply cancel that.
student version of SW2012 doesn't release until August of 2012 call "SolidWorks 2012 -2013" it may only run on your system for 30 days
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