Currently there is no functionality to force a SOLIDWORKS PDM logout, but the connection between the client and SQL can be temporarily killed. You should only kill SOLIDWORKS PDM if a user cannot be logged out normally.
If you need to prevent access to a vault, you can block a login, refer to my article on how to Block a PDM Login for more information.
To kill SOLIDWORKS PDM / SQL connection, you need to access the SQL Management Studio, then right-click on the SQL server, and select Activity Monitor.
Click on the Process tab and look for the process EdmServer.exe that is associated with the user you want to disconnect.
Right-click on the process and choose Kill Process from the shortcut menu.
If the user now attempts to navigate within the vault they will receive the following message.
Further attempts to access the vault will result in a blank Vault View.
Before the user can access the vault again, they will need to first log out. If login is currently blocked, they will then receive the message below, when they try to log in.
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