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2020 SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Archive Server Install Guide

Raymond Scarlett

This guide is written for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2020. This guide can be used if you are using an earlier version because the general process is very similar.

The role of the archive server is to store and host the physical files that are saved into the file vault, as well as managing the users and their credentials for the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional system. In order for a user to access the files, they must connect to one of the archive servers hosting the files.

This document covers loading the archive server components and configuration of the archive server to access it.

Hawk Ridge Systems highly recommends taking a moment before installing SOLIDWORKS and checking that you are ready to load your new software. First, ensure that your computer meets minimum system requirements and that your video card passes certification checks. Also, confirm that the hard drive has enough space to have at least 15% free space after the full installation. Back-up data such as any shared Toolbox library, Design Library, Template files, or a data management vault. As always, verify workmates, customers, or vendors are all on the same version of SOLIDWORKS. Older versions of SOLIDWORKS cannot open files from newer versions.

This is not a troubleshooting guide. If you have any technical issues with SOLIDWORKS, please contact Hawk Ridge Systems technical support.

This document is only to be distributed and used by Hawk Ridge Systems customers. Any other use is prohibited.

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