Part of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Client installation is to select the SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Client. But you can continue the installation selecting the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Client instead. In this post we will cover how to switch SOLIDWORKS PDM Client Installation from a Professional Client to a Standard Client.
If you selected the wrong SOLIDWORKS PDM client type during the installation, you will come across many issues when trying to use SOLIDWORKS PDM. For example:
- Slow performance when opening folders in the PDM vault,
- Slow performance Check-in/out files,
- Slow performance when using the Search Tool, etc.
Confirm the type of SOLIDWORKS PDM License
Open SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager Client, in the License Usage tab, select the correct license under Product:
In this case, we have SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard CAD Editor
Go to Start menu and type admin to open Administration (SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration)
Click on Help and About SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration…
Review the options in the Client Type
We have SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional CAD Editor & Web client installed but the available license is SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard CAD Editor
To Switch the Client Type, Launch the Windows Registry Editor, (In Windows 7, or Windows 10 go to the Start menu and type: regedit)
In the Registry Editor expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE then SOFTWARE then SolidWorks then Applications then PDMWorks Enterprise
Double click on PDMType, change Value data: 1 to 0, press OK
Note: SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard (PDMType Value = 0) & SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional (PDMType Value = 1)