I downloaded the solidworks explorer/Workgroup PDM. It initially prompted me with an install which I completed. I have an "swexplorer" folder and an ".exe" application with the same name that I cannot run. Now what do I do?
Are you talking about setting up the Vault/ Server?
Workgroup PDM server is a seperate install (usually installed on a server machine) by running the install manager and choosing server products.
Also if this is a new install are you aware that Workgroup PDM is being retired as of SOLIDWORKS 2017 so you may wish to speak to yoru VAR (reseller) about the new product PDM Standard which is a cut down version of the product formally known as Enterprise PDM (now PDM professional)
Finally if you are installing Workgroup PDM 2016 there is an issue (which will hopefully be fixed by the full release of SP2) a bit of software known as the document manager does not get installed, this causes previews not to work. The workaround for now is to install that portion manually from the disc/ download. you can find that under \swdocmgr\SOLIDWORKS Document Manager API.msi”
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