Mathew Stevenson

PDM Pro turning AutoCAD files into Student Versions

Discussion created by Mathew Stevenson on Oct 31, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 19, 2020 by John Huntington

We have found that SOLIDWORKS PDM Pro is converting true AutoCAD 2020 files into Student Versions randomly. 




As you know, once AutoCAD thinks the file was created in an AutoCAD Student Version, there is no way to change it back.  




Please help me find the cause so SOLIDWORKS can fix this.




Here is what one employee thinks


" I also came across this happening when you edit anything in the Job card after it has already been created."




  • SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 (SP 3.0), Build 27.3 (B59)
  • AutoCAD 2020 full, Product Version Q. 47.0.0