Choosing Licensing Types in SOLIDWORKS PDM

How-to: Setting the License Type in SOLIDWORKS PDM 

What is SOLIDWORKS PDM? SOLIDWORKS PDM helps improve the quality of products by managing data files and documentation. PDM helps teams store and index design data, track versions, and collaborate on designs remotely. The software comes in three packages: SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional, and Manage, each of which provides various capabilities. What Are License Types in SOLIDWORKS PDM? Licensing for SOLIDWORKS PDM software is based on floating client licenses. SolidNetWork License Server manages a pool of licenses automatically applied to your system when you log in to a vault. The license is returned to the pool when you log out or exit SOLIDWORKS […]

What’s New for SOLIDWORKS PDM 2022?

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2022 brings significant new capabilities for users and administrators alike with its 2022 improvements. PDM includes advantageous features that manufacturing organizations leverage to manage their data. This fact remains true even before the updates included with the SOLIDWORKS 2022 edition. If you’re interested in reading about some of those features, we have previously covered PDM’s search function and file management security. Nonetheless, SOLIDWORKS looks to enhance PDM even further with beneficial updates year after year. This year is no different, seeing SOLIDWORKS bring some significant changes that improve SOLIDWORKS users’ day-to-day file management. Let’s explore the unique features […]
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SOLIDWORKS PDM: Search & Ye Shall Find

Old habits die hard, they say. Nothing rings truer than this phrase when it comes to developing a process of storing manufacturing documents and files. In 2006, SOLIDWORKS launched PDMWorks Enterprise, later going through various renames before landing on the existing SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and Professional levels. Dare I say that today, because of SOLIDWORKS PDM, old habits may die a little easier? Let’s dive in and take a look at how efficient file storage and collaboration can be.   The Days Before PDM Before the release of SOLIDWORKS PDM, the only way to find the data files and documents […]

Secure File Management with a PDM System

  Product development is an intricate and collaborative process. Yet, aspects of one product can cross over to another and serve as a baseline for your CAD team. The right tools improve productivity and enhance the assets you already have available to you. Secure file management is essential for protecting your intellectual property while still allowing your team to collaborate and repurpose existing designs for added efficiency. We’ll explain the benefits of product data management systems, the basic features, and how you can get started on SOLIDWORKS PDM. We will also demonstrate how fast and easy the SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard […]