SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 Performance Improvements

Article by Andrew Lidstone, CSWE updated September 15, 2018


SOLIDWORKS PDM Performance is always a concern for administrators.

Even small delays quickly compound when they affect multiple users, multiple times a day for repetitive actions.  On the other hand, when dealing with very large vaults with hundreds of users in particular, saving even a few seconds on processes that are repeated hundreds of times a day can mean a big win for an organization overall.

In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019, working with large assemblies and especially files with complex reference structures is faster than ever before.

Large, complex lists in the “Contains” and “Where Used” tabs will display much more quickly than in previous releases.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Performance Improvements

Large complex lists display faster in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019

Additionally, many file operations such as moving, dragging and dropping, re-naming and adding files are much faster in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019.

Even simply browsing through the vault, especially browsing into folders that contain a very large number of files that have already been locally cached (something that could significantly impact SOLIDWORKS PDM Performance previously) is much faster in this latest release.


How do you take advantage of these improvements?

To take advantage of the SOLIDWORKS PDM performance improvements, all that is necessary is to upgrade your SOLIDWORKS PDM installation to 2019.

Make sure to review the steps outlined in our SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade Checklist to ensure that your upgrade process is as smooth as possible.

If you need assistance with the upgrade we offer a comprehensive SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade Service so that you can be confident in the knowledge that your critical business system will be upgraded by an experienced Certified SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional.

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Andrew Lidstone, CSWE

Andrew Lidstone is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Application Engineer specializing in Data Management systems. He has been working in the SOLIDWORKS reseller channel since 2010 helping clients get the most from their CAD tools.