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This guide will walk you through the process of installing SOLIDWORKS Manage in a client computer. A server installation must have been complete and a configuration file created. For the client to successfully connect to the Manage server, a floating license must also be available.
Unable to connect to SOLIDWORKS PDM servers through a VPN? Here are some VPN considerations to help, and special advice for IT personnel and PDM administrators.
SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 requires that your installation of Microsoft SQL is at or newer than 2014 SP3. If you have previously installed the SQL server using the Installation media set that shipped with your SOLIDWORKS PDM, you may need to upgrade to 2014 SP3. This document will guide through the process of upgrading SQL.
Moving the SOLIDWORKS PDM vault database server yourself? First thing to do is to read through this guide thoroughly. This guide covers the move of the Microsoft SQL vault database alone to a different server machine that host SQL Standard.
When working offline, it is impossible to search the local cache in SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View. With an increasing number of our customers needing to work offline, due to “Stay-at-Home” orders in the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided to make public a tool I created to search the cache. The process is simple and primitive, nevertheless, it works. It provides a way to search for files that you may have cached in your vault view while working offline.
I’ll cut to the chase regarding SOLIDWORKS PDM backup awareness. With this blog I hope to raise awareness about backups and bring forth important questions about your data (PDM related or not).
Moving the SOLIDWORKS PDM archive server yourself? The first thing to do is to read through and understand the server move process documented in the official SOLIDWORKS PDM Installation guide. It is highly recommended to do this before the server move.
Many companies that require the use of Windows Authentication Smart Cards have inquired about SOLIDWORKS PDM integrability into this authentication system. Although PDM is not currently designed to integrate with this authentication system, it is possible to Authenticate with the Smart Card into Windows then use PDM automatic logins to log into the vault. This guide will provide the required information necessary to implement.
During a SOLIDWORKS PDM Server move, the PDM Client Windows registry information must be adjusted for the client to know the new server name. The process to adjust these keys can be found in the official SOLIDWORKS PDM Installation Guide under “Updating Client Registry Keys”. This document, however, will provide a process to copy PDM Client Windows registry keys to expedite this process and to mitigate human error that can occur while editing the Windows registry.