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How to import your 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 your 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:

Chad Varney
Application Engineering Team

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