error when opening files in solidworks 2018. i also have 2016 installed.
the solidworks pdm add-in does not support solidworks newer than installed sw epdm version, or older than 2 previous versions
What version of PDM do you have installed?
How can I check this? And how can I find the newest version if that's the issue?
Open the Getting Started PDF document and see what version it is.
You can also click "Help > About Solidworks PDM" within your Solidworks window:
When we had our standard pdm ( stripped down free one) installed the other CAD guy here had 2017 installed and I was on 2016.
That forced us to go with the 2017 standard pdm, and Im still mad about that. This year he tried going to 2018 with out asking me and I laid down the law. We are not updating to 2018 untill 2019.
The PDM version must be at least the same version or higher than SOLIDWORKS verison in order for it to be able to read properties from the files. All PDM users must be running the same version. We upgrade PDM prior to upgrading SOLIDWORKS to ensure that this will be the case.
We will be doing the same next time,,,,
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