Hi Peter, the installation media for PDM2016 is indeed included along with the rest of the SolidWorks installation files.
When installing, you need to install/upgrade the server components of PDM first, then upgrade the client(s). So when going into the Installation manager, choose the server product options, and you should see Install PDM Server components on this computer as option.
Alternatively, if you look in the files you downloaded for 2016, you should see a folder called swpdmserver, which contain the installation files for PDM alone.
As for your other question, yes you can upgrade the network license manager to 2016, and clients using SW2015 will still be able to use it.
Thanks for your help Prasad.
I will try just downloading all of the files rather than just what I need for an admin image and see if it includes that folder then.
As for the license manager, if I upgrade it to 2016 what will it do to my EPDM 2015 if I opt to install the server software later?
Hi Peter, no worries.
When you choose to upgrade EPDM to 2016, if the 2016 license manager is already installed on the same machine, the installation manager will pick it up. If it's not on the same machine, it will try and install, but you can deselect it in the Installation Manager to prevent it from being installed.
Thanks again for your help! So far so good - I now have that folder after I opted to download all files.
Is the intent from SolidWorks that on the client side installation the PDM Pro install happens at the same time as the SolidWorks install? Or do you always have to navigate to that folder to run setup?
I just haven't seen it show up as an option to check when I configure SolidWorks admin installs that's why I ask.