Once SOLIDWORKS Manage has been installed, SOLIDWORKS Manage can be connected to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. The first step in in doing this, is by adding the SOLIDWORKS Manage Add-in, in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Administration.
To do this, launch SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Administration and log into the vault that will be connected to SOLIDWORKS Manage. This can be done by double clicking the PDM vault or right-clicking on the vault and selecting Connect.
You will asked to enter the password for a user, who has permissions to administer that Vault.
Next right-click Add-ins Node and select New Add-in. If you do not have a local view for that vault, on the computer you are working, you will have to do this first.
The SOLIDWORKS Manage Add-in is located by default, in C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS Manage. The actual location, is dependent on the choices that were made during the installation of SOLIDWORKS Manage.
After the Add-in has been added, the Add-in’s Properties will be displayed. Once this information has been reviewed, click on OK to close it.
You may receive a message regarding the need to restart the client machines, if this add-in is a newer version then one that is already installed. Click on OK to complete the installation of the add-in.
The SOLIDWORKS Manage Add-in, will now appear in SOLIDWORKS PDM Add-ins Node.