SOLDIWORKS PDM Administration

Sizing the Microsoft SQL Primary Data (mdf) and Transaction Log (ldf) files

A Microsoft SQL database consists a primary data file (mdf) a secondary data file (ndf) and a transaction log file (ldf). For this article, we will concern ourselves with the mdf and ldf files. MDF stands for Main Database File and contains all the information…

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Testing Connectivity to SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server using the Ping Test

In order to troubleshoot SOLIDWORKS PDM connectivity issue between the Archive Server and client, a simple ping test can be used. The ping test is performed on the client computer. From inside Windows “Start”, select run and type in CMD. In the command dialogue box…

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