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Reserving SOLIDWORKS PDM Licenses

Reserving SOLIDWORKS PDM Licenses

Now that SOLIDWORKS PDM (both Professional and Standard) is using the SolidNetwork License Manager for distributing licenses to clients, reserving SOLIDWORKS PDM licenses for specific users or groups of users is now possible.  This is done through the SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager Options File. In other…

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Using a Configuration based on a SOLIDWORKS PDM Administrative Image Export File

SOLIDWORKS PDM Administrative Image

While I was creating a new SOLIDWORKS PDM vault for another article I was writing, I was about to race through the Configure Vault window, like I normally do. When the oft forgotten ‘Use a configuration based on an administrative image export file’ option caught my eye:…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2017 Installation

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Installation

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional installation for the 2017 release is now carried out through the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager. The installation can be selected from the Installation Manager Welcome page, under Server products as shown in the figure below: On the summary page click on Change to configure the…

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How to lock the SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault

When performing maintenance on a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault, for instance updating the software or moving the Database or Archive files to a different location; it is best to lock down access to the vault so that no changes can be made while the maintenance is…

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New SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2017 Licenses

With the release of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2017, Dassault Systèmes has introduced two new license models. SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Add-on Licenses The first of these, is SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Add-on Licenses. This license type is ideal for companies who already have Microsoft SQL Server, including…

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How to rename a SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server

If you want to rename SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server, follow these steps to ensure proper functioning of SOLIDWORKS PDM after renaming the server machine. Step 1: Backup and lock access The first step is to ensure you have a recent backup of the archive and the…

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‘The Archive Server connection receive operation timed out’ SOLIDWORKS PDM Error

One or both of the following error messages can occur when a replicated SOLIDWORKS PDM archive is taken offline and registry keys are not updated correctly: To fix this issue, on the archive server, edit the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\ArchiveServer\Vaults\<vaultname> Then either delete the ‘Replicate’ string,…

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