I just wanted to know is that possible to use PDM if I am a single Solidworks user and don't have server.
Could you please tell me how to do it?
I have been trying to activate it but it needs a server to set up the setting.
You will not be able to set the vault up on a normal machine. You need the SQL that Microsoft uses in their server platforms.
Your question is a little vague, I assume you are asking if you can install the entire PDM vault on a regular computer that is not a server.
The entire PDM system can indeed be installed, configured and run from a computer that is not an actual server (a laptop or desktop). There is a valid question if it’s a wise move as you are putting more activity on that one machine. Whether on an actual server or a regular computer there are several pieces that need to be installed and configured.
You’ll need to install and configure:
SOLIDWORKS License Manager & activate the PDM serial number
SQL Server Management Studio
PDM Archive server
After all are the pieces installed and activated then you can create and configure your PDM vault. After the vault is created you can then make a vault view and start using.
There are a lot of steps and it can be intimidating but you do not have to use an actual server.
Hope this helps
~Tom, CEPA, CSWP-D (Data Management)
that was really helpful!!!
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