I am looking at upgrading from Solidworks 2012 SP5 to 2014 SP1 has anyone done this and if so how did it go? Anything we need to look out for?
I have not done that, but it should be no different than going from any service pack in 2013 to 2014. As long as you have purchased the subscription, you should be able to click "check for updates" from the help screen and proceed from there.
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Uninstall and the re-install the new version. Perform a clean un-install....
Be sure to update your graphics card driver as well.
Your VAR should be able to help you with this.
Make sure all your templates are save outwith the installation directory. Installing a newer release with overwrite the existing files.
Retrieving data ...