SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM

Migrating to SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or Professional

Loading files into SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or Professional can be very easy.  Because the PDM tools are built on Windows Explorer architecture it can literally be as simple as drag and drop, but there are a few things to keep in mind when populating your new…

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SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Installation

SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM (WPDM) software helps individuals and small workgroups manage projects and control their design revisions. The simple data vault of WPDM provides file security with little IT support, and its tight integration with SOLIDWORKS design software makes WPDM easy to learn. Advanced search,…

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How to Perform a Telnet Test [VIDEO]

Telnet Test

When troubleshooting connectivity issues for some SOLIDWORKS products, such as the SolidNetwork License Manager, SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM or SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, it’s possible that a ping test may succeed but the communication may still be failing. A Telnet Test can be very useful in such…

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Moving Workgroup PDM Vault [VIDEO]

Moving Workgroup PDM Vault to a new computer is relatively simple.  All vault settings, users, groups and the actual SolidWorks files are contained within the VaultData folder, so only that folder will need to be transferred to the new server. Here are the steps for the…

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Convert SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Files Task Fails to Launch after Logging In

When running the Convert Workgroup PDM Files task, from SolidWorks Task Scheduler.  If you cannot proceed past login screen, you need to install the SolidWorks API component. From the windows control panel, select Uninstall a program. Right click on the SolidWorks installation and choose Change.  …

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5 reasons why you should upgrade SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

Design Team

If you are currently managing your projects with SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM (WPDM) but need to expand your system to accommodate users outside of your organization, connect with other business systems, or require a more advanced document workflow then you will need to upgrade to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional…

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SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Pack And Go Files Out of the Vault [VIDEO]

If you are managing your SOLIDWORKS files using Workgroup PDM, you may have wondered how you can package up file sets so that you can share them with others. When managing your SOLIDWORKS files using Windows Explorer you can use Pack and Go, and when…

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Resetting the Workgroup PDM Administration Password – VIDEO

If the password for the SolidWorks Workgroup PDM administrator user has been lost, it is possible to reset the original administrator login account. When Workgroup PDM is first installed the administrator user is pdmwadmin with the password pdmwadmin.  If this user has been deleted or…

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Setting Up the Solidworks Workgroup PDM Viewer

UPDATED May 1, 2015 A license of SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Advanced Server is required for use of the Solidworks Workgroup PDM Viewer. The SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Advanced Server is not included with Solidworks Basic Professional or Premium and must be purchased separately. Once SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Advanced Server has been…

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