The SQL Instance used with SOLIDWORKS Electrical can be installed manually before installing SWE. Refer to the attached guide for directions on this. This guide is also attached to the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base article S-066444.
Note that a separate named instance is strongly recommended over an unnamed instance. For more information regarding this, please refer to our article: Named And Unnamed SQL Instances For Use With SOLIDWORKS Electrical
Refer to our installation guides for SOLIDWORKS Electrical once the manual instance is installed: SOLIDWORKS Electrical Installation: START HERE
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