This document is meant to give a general over-view of the installation process and provide a simple checklist for system administrators getting ready to deploy SOLIDWORKS and PDM software. Detailed information for installation is available through the Hawk Ridge support portal here:
PDM Professional/Enterprise PDM:
Please note that network based licensing requires that the SOLIDWORKS server license be the same version or later version to that of the network client installs. For example, a 2019 server license version of SOLIDWORKS will work with a 2018 or 2019 client install. However, a 2018 server license will not be able to host a 2019 client install.
See the attached guide for steps to upgrading and system requirements for each component.