SOLIDWORKS PDM Client Install Quick Reference Guide

Article by Tania Vaz, last updated on January 7, 2019

Overview

This article aims to describe the steps to install SOLIDWORKS PDM in a client machine in a simplified way, as a quick reference. For detailed instructions, please refer to the SOLIDWORKS PDM Installation Guide on the SOLIDWORKS website.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Client Installation Steps

Before you begin, make sure you are logged on to the client computer as a user with local administrative rights.

STEP 1:

Run \SWPDMClient\setup.exe from the installation media or folder to install SOLIDWORKS PDM client.

Setup.exe

Setup.exe

STEP 2: Click Next

Confirmation window

Confirmation window

STEP 3: Accept the license agreement and click Next

License Agreement

License Agreement

STEP 4: To accept the default installation location, click Next. To specify a different installation location:

  1. Click Change.
  2. Browse to the new location.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Click Next
Installation location

Installation location

STEP 5: Select the type of client to install: Select PDM Product

  • SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional: Select if you connect to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional server only.
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard: Select if you connect to SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard server only.
SOLIDWORKS PDM Client Installation

SOLIDWORKS PDM Product selection

STEP 6: a. Select the type of client to install, based on your license:

  • SOLIDWORKS PDM CAD Editor
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM Contributor
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM Viewer

Click Next

Client type selection

Client type selection

STEP 7: If the product type is SOLIDWORKS PDM CAD Editor, Select Add-Ins

You can select:

  • Microsoft Office Integration, SOLIDWORKS, DraftSight, Inventor, and AutoCAD add-ins for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional client.
  • SOLIDWORKS and DraftSight add-ins for SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard client.

Click Next

Add-ins

Add-ins

STEP 8: Click Install

Ready to install

Ready to install

Step 9: Click Finish

Installation completed

Installation completed

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