My company is currently running SW 2015 SP03 with EPDM 2016. We want to bring our SW install up to 2017 but have been advised that we must first have our PDM vault at 2017. Is EPDM 2017 backwards compatible to SW 2015 SP03?
The official line from SOLIDWORKS is that PDM supports the previous 2 versions of SOLIDWORKS ie PDM 2016 supports SOLIDWORKS 2016, 2015 and 2014. A more complete description can be found in the knowledgebase solution S-061002 via your customer portal account.
Essentially the answer to your question is yes.
As David Durston says: SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 SP5 Release Notes
EPDM and SolidWorks is all best to be of the same version. This is how it is created and tested, EPDM can be future version but you are always better to be aligned in versions this way its easier to troubleshoot problems with these programs. I think the best solution is always upgrade both to the same versions and service packs. Hope that helps
CSWP, SolidWorks Instructor, and Support technician
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