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How to Import an Existing Technology Database After Installing a New Version of CAMWorks for Solid Edge

When upgrading to a new version of CAMWorks for Solid Edge or installing a Service Pack it is important to know that you can import your existing Technology Database.

How to Import an Existing Technology Database After Installing a New Version of CAMWorks for Solid Edge

When upgrading to a new version of CAMWorks for Solid Edge or installing a Service Pack it is important to know that you can import your existing Technology Database.  During the installation, CAMWorks automatically creates a backup copy of your existing Technology Database and then installs the new “Out of the Box” Technology Database.  Here are the steps to import your existing Technology Database.

1.      Go into “Maintenance” from the main page:

2.     Use the “Import Database” option:

3.      Ensure that Solid Edge is not running and then click “Next”:

4.      Browse to the techdb.mbd file that CAMWorks automatically backed up during installation.  This will be located as shown below C:CAMWorksForSolidEdgeDataCAMWorks2014x64ForSolidEdgebackupenglishbackup_01:

5.  It is a good idea to backup the “Out of the Box” techdb.mbd file.  Then click “Next”:

6.      Click “Import” to import your existing Technology Database:

7.      Click “Finish” and then open Solid Edge and verify that your existing Technology Database information is active:

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