How to Change the Language in SOLIDWORKS PDM

Article by Cassidy Kelsch on Jul 26, 2021

To change the language in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 or newer, simply open Windows Explorer and navigate to the vault view. Before taking any further steps,understand that doing so affacts all users on the machine, requires that the same setting be used for th euser in all vault views, and requires a reboot. 

To continue, select the blue person icon in the top, right corner and hover over English to expand the fly out menu. This list expands allowing you to choose the different language you you want to change to. You will need to reboot your machine to make sure the change fully takes effect. 

Change the Language in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021

Change Lanauge in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 and Older

Open the PDM Administration tool and then open the settings dialog box for the user or group you wish to change the language for. 

Change Language in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 and Older

Click Language, and, from the drop down, select the language you want to change to.

Steps to Change the Language in SOLIDWORKS PDM

This will also require a restart to make sure that the change was made properly.

I hope you found this PDM quick tip helpful. Access more SOLIDWORKS PDM tutorials below. 

Learn More about SOLIDWORKS PDM 

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Ultimate Guide to SOLIDWORKS PDM Permissions

Sharing Your SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault without Sharing Licenses

Working Offline with SOLIDWORKS PDM Tips and Tricks 

Managing Your SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive with Compression and Cold Storage


About Cassidy Kelsch

Cassidy Kelsch is a SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Engineer and Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Utah Valley University and has over five years experience in CAD design. Cassidy joined GoEngineer in 2020.

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