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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…

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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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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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Basic Troubleshooting of a Workgroup PDM System – Communication & Ports

As it is the time of year when many engineering and IT groups seek to update their software, we thought it might be nice to share some of our troubleshooting tips when it comes to setting up a Workgroup PDM System. Most of the common issues surrounding a SolidWorks Workgroup PDM installation involve communication.  Anything that blocks communication on the few ports that the workgroup Server uses to communicate will lead to the server not being available to the client systems. Please ensure that the following ports are open in your Server’s firewall and on the client systems: Port #: 80 Port #: 20000 Port #: 30000 Port #: 40000 Another typical occurrence is that the name of the computer hosting the vault has changed…

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Getting Ready to Update your Workgroup PDM Vault

I was recently asked by an IT professional, what they should be doing prior to executing a move or an update of the WPDM vault. (Tips on actually moving your Workgroup Vault may be found at http://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/2012/09/moving-wpdm-vault-to-new-server) If possible have all users attached to the vault check in any files they currently have checked out, this will ensure that everyone’s data remains secure during the move and prepares you for the next step in our list. This second tip is not to be taken lightly, it is a fundamental step to ensuring your data remains safe and secure…………BACKUP YOUR WORKGROUP PDM VAULT DATA! – Which essentially means copying your Vault Data folder to a safe location, or a remote Drive. (Default location C:\VaultData) Ensure all…

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