So, you are installing a local vault view on your computer. You select or add a server on the server screen and select “Next”.
But, on the next dialog no vaults are listed – or they are listed briefly and then disappear. What is going on?
What is happening is that the server is a SOLIDWORKS Professional and the client is SOLIDWORKS Standard. Or, vice versa – The vault is SOLIDWORKS Standard and the client is SOLIDWORKS Professional. How did this happen?
When installing PDM Client as part of the SOLIDWORKS install the software is selected in the SOLIDWORKS Products dialog. But, the PDM options need to be selected on a different dialog. If they aren’t selected then the default is used.
The default install type will depend on the version of SOLIDWORKS being installed. In SOLIDWORKS 2016 and 2017 the default was PDM Standard. In SOLIDWORKS 2018 the default has changed to be PDM Professional. If the default install type is used and it doesn’t match the server install type then the vaults won’t show.
So, now that you realize the problem, how do you fix it? You have to modify the SOLIDWORKS install.
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