This article applies to SOLIDWORKS 2015 and newer.
If updating a Toolbox to SOLIDWORKS 2014 or older, please refer to this article.
Question: How can a user manually update a Toolbox "swbrowser.sldedb" database to the next major version or Service Pack?
Answer: The update to "swbrowser.sldedb" can be manually performed by following the steps below.
Run the utility UpdateBrowserDatabase.exe as an administrator, which can be found at C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\Toolbox\data utilities
Click the ... to the right of the Database to Update field and browse to the swbrowser.sldedb location (By default: C:\SOLIDWORKS Data\lang\english\swbrowser.sldedb)
The Updating Database should point to the directory with the updatedb.sldedb file (Default: C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\toolbox\data utilities\lang\english\updatedb.sldedb).
Press Update to update the swbrowser.sldedb to the latest version.
Note: If the user is running a shared Toolbox installation where multiple users interact with the same swbrowser.mdb or swbrowser.sldedb file in a shared location, then ALL users must exit SOLIDWORKS to ensure that no user is locking the database. If the database is currently in use, then the update will fail.
Question: How can a user manually update the Toolbox data?
Answer: The update to the Toolbox data can be manually performed by following the steps below.
Run the sldtoolboxupdater.exe as an administrator, which can be found at C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS
Be sure to run the the Toolbox Updater as administrator.
Click "SOLIDWORKS/Toolbox installation media location", navigate to your downloaded installation files, and select that folder. Click Process.
Updated 10/13/2016 by Daniel Long
Updated 04/20/2022 by Raymond Scarlett