The SOLIDWORKS PDM CAD Editor license includes access to the SOLIDWORKS PDM Add-In for use right within the SOLIDWORKS program. Through this Add-in, you have quick access to many PDM actions and information from the Task Pane area of SOLIDWORKS.
However, if after installing the SOLIDWORKS PDM Client, the PDM Add-in is missing from the list of Add-ins within SOLIDWORKS you will need to make a quick modification to the PDM installation.
There are two specific things that you will need to check: First, that you are using the correct license type (the Editor license), and second, that you did select to install the Add-in.
Here is a video of the steps to install the SOLIDWORKS PDM Add-in for SOLIDWORKS:
Step-by-step SOLIDWORKS PDM Add-In Install Instructions
Step 1: Modify the SOLIDWORKS PDM installation through Programs and Features in the Windows Control Panel. Select the SOLIDWORKS PDM installation and click “Change”.
Step 2: Select the Next button are required to continue
Step 3: In the SOLIDWORKS PDM Installation Manager select “Modify”
Step 4: Continue to the “Choose Product Type” page of the Installation Manager and make sure that the “SolidWorks PDM Editor” license type is selected.
Step 5: On the “Select Add-Ins” page and make sure that the SolidWorks add-in is checked.
Step 6: Click Install to complete finish installing the Add-in.