SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 Copy Group Permissions and Members

Article by Justin Williams updated November 10, 2016


One of my favorite new enhancements within SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 is that Vault Administrators can copy group permissions and members from an existing group when creating a new group.  Previously the only way to copy permissions to a new group was manually; which was a monotonous task to say the least.

To use the SOLIDWORKS PDM Copy Group, first create a new group by selecting Administration Tool > Groups > [Right-Click] New Group;

SOLIDWORKS PDM Copy Group Command

New Group Command

  • Give it a Group Name
  • Select a Copy From Group
  • Select Copy Permissions and/or Copy Members.
  • Click Next
Create New Group

Create New Group

Members copied

Members copied

And your new group is created, complete with the Group Members copied, and the Group Permissions.

Permissions Copied

Permissions Copied

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Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a Data Management Applications Expert based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.