Clearing the SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server Log

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated January 25, 2019


When viewing the SOLIDWORKS PDM User Log, clearing the log is straight forward. You simply left-click, on the ‘Empty the log’ icon. This is available from the User Log menu bar, located at the top-left of the Log.

User Log Menu Bar

But how do you accomplish this for the SOLIDWORKS PDM Archie Server Log? There is no ‘Empty the log’ option in the menu bar!

Archive Server Log Menu Bar

NOTE: The Archive log contains a history of occurrences on the server, which can be useful when it comes to troubleshooting. Generally it is good practice not to empty the archive log, but if the log contains errors that have been addressed, clearing the log may prevent confusion, when troubleshooting  new issues.

Emptying the SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Log

The Archive Log is populated by the Windows Event Viewer and can be cleared from there. To do this, access the ConisioArchiverServerLog and select ‘Clear log’

SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server Clear Log

Clear Log

When clearing the SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server Log you have the option to save the log and then clear it. Save and Clear allows you to keep older logs, and can be used for cross-referencing new issues.

Clear log options

Clear log options

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.