SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Exporting Nodes

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated May 6, 2016


Exporting nodes, such as Data Cards, Workflows, Users & Groups, can help with the system deployment, or troubleshooting your vault.

Export Node

In SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration, right-click on the node you want to export and choose Export from the pop-up menu.

Export node

Export node

Click on the Save icon to save the exported node, to a location of your choosing.

Save As

Save As

The node as well as any other nodes that are required, will be exported

By right-clicking on vault, you can export all nodes.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Exporting Nodes

Export all nodes

Import Nodes

You can import nodes by right-clicking your vault icon and choosing Import from the shortcut menu. You will be presented with a window that will allow to browse to the exported nodes.

Import node

Import node

If you use a sandbox to develop your vault, this is a good method of transferring nodes from your sandbox vault to your production vault.

Learn more about PDM

Attend a SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Administration training course either in a classroom near you or live online.

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.