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SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard: Creating a New Vault

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Vault

After installing SOLIDWORKS PDM server and Client, you can now create your SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Vault, through the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration tool. The method I find fastest, to access the PDM Administration tool, is to type Admin, in the Windows Start menu and then clicking on the resulting link. Once in…

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Backing Up the SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Vault

One of the great features of SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM is that the vault is entirely self contained.  This makes backing up the vault VERY simple. However, we frequently find in conversations with SOLIDWORKS Workgroup administrators that the vault is not being backed up using a regular schedule. To…

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Updating the SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Vault

When SOLIDWORKS CAD software is updated to the latest release, the SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Vault must also be updated. The following outlines how this can be done. If possible, first: Have all users check in any files they currently have checked out. Ensure all users log…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Sandbox Vault for modification and troubleshooting

A SOLIDWORKS PDM Sandbox Vault (test vault) should be used when modifying or troubleshooting your vault. Working with a SOLIDWORKS PDM Sandbox vault can help prevent problems, with your production vault, when you make changes. Some changes such as modifying workflows, may result in problems…

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