SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Vault is missing on new client? (Updated)
If the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Vault missing on a new client it’s possibly caused by the incorrect client type being installed.
For a SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional vault to be visible in the Administration Tool or View Setup tool a Professional client is required.
To verify which client is installed:
- Select Programs > SOLIDWORKS PDM > Administration > Help > About SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration
If the client type is Standard and you’re looking for a Professional vault then the client type requires changing;
- Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > SOLIDWORKS 20xx SPx > Change
- Installation Manager > Summary > SW PDM Client Options > Change
- Change the Client Type from Standard to Professional
- Finish the modification.
Just to be sure we can verify our client again:
Now the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional vault[s] should be visible via the Administration Tool and View Setup Tool;
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