The SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Client, is the user portal for your vault. This portal provides users access to the files in your vault, with the ability to view or modify the files depending on user permissions. Users can interact with the vault through a Windows Explorer interface, or directly from within SOLIDWORKS software.
Windows Explorer Client
The Windows Explorer Client, shown in the image below, consists of three main sections:
- The Navigation Pane, allows users to navigate the folders and subfolders of the vault.
- The File Folder displays the file and sub-folders of the folder selected in the Navigation Pane. This area also contains pull-down menus that allow users to interact with the vault.
- The third area displays information about selected files within the vault.
SOLIDWORKS PDM Client
In SOLIDWORKS, users can interface with the vault, by clicking on the SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard icon, in the SOLIDWORKS Task Pane. The function available in the Explorer interface, are mirrored in Solidworks
SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, is added to SOLIDWORKS the same way as any other add-in.
SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, can be configured for each user to control how messages are shown, generate Serial Numbers and modify View Settings.
While the SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard user interface is intuitive, training will ease the path to becoming a proficient user.
SOLIDWORKS PDM Training
To learn more about SOLIDWORKS PDM Training you can attend one of our training courses either in-class or live online.