Our solidwork team consists of 1 professional and 3 standard licenses.
We are looking forward to install PDM professional, will it work ok with the licenses we actually have?
Or should we change all the licenses to professional?
You would only have one license of PDM to use at a time. If you wanted everyone to have access at the same time, you'd need to upgrade to SW pro for everyone.
PDM professional is totally different than the PDM along with your SW professional license. You might want to change the title of your thread....
We want to purchase PDM professional.
I know that with workgroup PDM I need professional licenses in all the seats in order to use it all at the same time.
But my VAR is suggesting me that instead of upgrading all the licenses to professional and use workgroup PDM, I´d rather purchase PDM professional and keep the solidworks licenses I actually have.
Is this correct?
Yeah you just buy licenses for PRO based on access. So it would be 4 editor licenses and you can keep your SW licenses the same.
Ok, thank you Craig.
So my VAR´s suggestion was correct.
He sent me quotations for:
1) 3 PDM professional CAD Editor
2) 1 PDM professional Contributor
3) 1 PDM professional Viewer
In this way I do not need to change my solidworks licenses?
Correct. PDM Pro licenses have nothing to do with the version of SolidWorks (Standard, Pro, Prem). Just make sure you have a 1:1 ratio of CAD Editor to SolidWorks. You wouldn't want a SolidWorks user to not be able to access design data because you're out of licenses
Thank you Steve!
One last question, we are thinking in using workgroup pdm (or pdm standard) instead of PDM PRO.
The problem is that we have 3 SW standard licenses and 1 SW pro license. If we buy one more SW pro license, is it possible to use PDM STANDARD as a floating license? How does this work? Is this possible, 2 users can log in PDM Standard at a time, is it hard to work in this way?
Do not go the Workgroup PDM route as it's a dead product after 2017. You do not want to be in that hole. For a few users who only want to manage their SolidWorks data - check in/out, revision control, minimal workflow - then PDM Standard is perfect. If your SolidWorks seats are networked, then you should be able to do this. If they are standalone, I'm not sure you can float the PDM Standard seat.
I would suggest you contact your VAR and get them to offer you a few options on purchases and/or upgrades.
Steve, they are all standalone licenses.
I don´t know how to float PDM standard licenses.
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