Starting in 2018, CAMWorks and SOLIDWORKS CAM include a Technology Database (TechDB) that utilizes the SQLite. However, in previous years, the TechDB used a Microsoft Access Database file. Thus, you may notice importing your TechDB from 2017 into 2018 might be just a little different. This article discusses how to import a Microsoft Access Database file to an SQL Lite TechDB.
To import a Microsoft Access TechDB into the SQL Lite version, follow the instructions below.
- Open the SQL Lite version of SOLIDWORKS CAM 20XX Technology Database or CAMWorks 20XX Technology Database.
- Go to Settings.
- Select Import Database.
- Choose the Ms-Access option.
- Now click Browse and go to the original Microsoft Access TechDB file (techdb.mdb).
- Choose the Data to import and select Import.
Your old Microsoft Access TechDB is now successfully imported over into your new SQL Lite TechDB.