3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 22, 2018 12:28 PM by Jim Steinmeyer

    How do I get the newest PDM for SW 2018

    Bill Noel

      Where is this installer?

        • Re: How do I get the newest PDM for SW 2018
          Jim Steinmeyer

          I wish it were that easy.

          The first question would be, Do you have PDM Standard or PDM Pro already installed and running in your operation, or are you looking to install and use this for the first time?

            • Re: How do I get the newest PDM for SW 2018
              Bill Noel

              Im going to be honest. We have a user that has Solidworks and I know zero about it. He has 2014/2016/2018 installed on his PC (just installed 2018 recently) but opening 2018 gives him some error about his PDM addin being old. What do I need to find out and how do I get him PDM that works with 2018?

                • Re: How do I get the newest PDM for SW 2018
                  Jim Steinmeyer

                  The short answer is $$$.

                  I suspect that he has the PDM add in turned on and that is why it is calling for it to be updated. If he will clear the box shown below the error message should stop.

                   

                  PDM standard, while it comes free with SW Pro and Premium still requires to be loaded from the setup disks that come with Solid Works. Then it needs to be setup (usually by your re-seller or someone trained to get it right) which is where the $$$ comes in. If you only have one user it isn't necessary, but even then would be helpful down the road so you might want to talk to your re-seller for more information. If you are just getting started with SolidWorks now would be the easiest time to get it set up.

                   

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