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Installing SOLIDWORKS 2017 Workgroup PDM Server

Installing SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Server

Installing SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Server for the 2017 release is included in the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager. The Installation Manager can be launched from your SOLIDWORKS Installation DVD or from a downloaded service pack. NOTE: SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard replaces SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM, which is set to be discontinued in the 2018 release. SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard is included with SOLIDWORKS 2016 and 2017 Professional and Premium licenses. Once the Installation Manager starts, on the Welcome Screen, you can select SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Server under Server Products. Starting with SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM 2012, a Validation Code is required in order to install the server. In the Installation Summary, beside “Validation Code required for installation”, click on Change.   Enter you serial number and your e-mail and then click Get Code. If Validate Automatically fails, then try the e-mail option. Your Validation code will appear at the bottom of the screen. If you used the e-mail option, you would then enter the validation code, sent to…

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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 PDM installation. Choose the appropriate product. In this case PDM Professional. Identify the installation location, or accept the default. Choose which features to install. The archive and database  needs only to be installed once on a server(s), that can be accessed by the clients. The client feature needs to be installed on all clients. It can be helpful, to have a client installed on the server, for troubleshooting purposes relating to network permissions and connectivity. For the SQL Server, choose whether to install a new instance, or use an existing instance. Please note, performance may be degraded if SQL is shared between multiple applications. A…

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