Updating the SolidWorks Plugin

Updating the SolidWorks Plugin

Note: In order to update the SolidWorks plugin to the latest version, the CoLab SolidWorks plugin should be installed on your computer and you should be signed into CoLab through the plugin. If you are installing the SolidWorks plugin for the first time, follow the instructions in the SolidWorks Integration: Getting Started article here.

You can follow the steps below to update the SolidWorks plugin to the latest version

Step 1: If a newer version is available, you will see an ‘Update’ button in the top right corner of the plugin.

Step 2: Click the ‘Update’ button to download the latest available version of CoLab’s SolidWorks plugin. The file will be downloaded on your machine with the name “CoLab_SW_Add_In_V1.2.0.XXX

Step 3: After downloading the latest version, sign out of the existing version by clicking ‘Log Out’ in the menu in the top right corner.

Step 4: Close the current SolidWorks window and navigate to the ‘Add or Remove Programs’ window in the ‘Control Panel’ under ‘System Settings’ on your computer.

Step 5: Search ‘CoLab Add-in’ from the list of available programs installed on your computer and click ‘Uninstall.’

Step 6: After uninstalling the older version, navigate to the latest downloaded version and follow the steps on installation wizard. 

Step 7: After installation is completed, relaunch SolidWorks to use the latest plugin.

Step 8: Sign in using the latest plugin to access your CoLab account.