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How to Upgrade the PDM File Vault Database

After upgrading your SOLIDWORKS PDM software to a newer major version, the database associated with the vault must also be upgraded using the Database Upgrade Tool.  Here is an example of the warning message which will display if the program and file vault are of incompatible versions with the phrase “The program and the file vault are of incompatible versions”. 

How to use PDM Database Upgrade Tool

Note: The Microsoft SQL (sa) password is required to upgrade a database. Prior to running the tool, be sure to create a complete PDM Backup.  See additional recommendations in step 3 below.

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If you have any questions or experience unexpected behavior, feel free to reach out to MLC CAD Systems technical support

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