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PDM Professional: START HERE

Daniel Long

Welcome to Hawk Ridge Systems Getting Started.  This page contains information on PDM Professional installation and administration.

 

INSTALLATION:

1. Before installing SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional software, you should install Microsoft SQL Server.  The software is included with the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional media kit.  If you cannot locate the Microsoft SQL Server disc, please contact Technical Support.

SQL Server 2008 Installation Guide

 

2. Once Microsoft SQL Server has been installed and configured, proceed to install the PDM Archive and Database Server components.

2020 PDM Professional Archive Server Install

2020 PDM Professional Database Server Install

2019 PDM Professional Archive Server Install

2019 PDM Professional Database Server Install

2018 PDM Professional Archive Server Install

2018 PDM Professional Database Server Install

2017 PDM Professional Archive Server Install

2017 PDM Professional Database Server Install

 

3. Then install PDM Professional clients and create a local vault view to access the vault.

2020 PDM Client Installation 

2019 PDM Client Installation

2018 PDM Client Installation

2017 PDM Client Installation

 

ADMINISTRATION:

1. If you are planning to upgrade PDM Professional, please consider setting up a test environment and conduct proper testing before upgrading your production environment.

PDM Test Environment

 

2. A commonly missed step in an PDM Professional upgrade is the database upgrade.  

PDM Database Upgrade Utility

 

3. SolidWorks files located in an PDM Professional/Enterprise PDM vault can be updated using the PDM File Version Upgrade Utility.

PDM File Version Upgrade Utility

 

4. Regular backups of your PDM Professional SQL databases, archive server settings, and vault archives should be made in case PDM Professional needs to be restored.

PDM Backup and Restore

 

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