1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 18, 2014 4:54 PM by Jeff Mirisola

    how to update pdm vault

    Geoffrey Klopper

      procedure for updating 2012 pdm vault to 2015

        • Re: how to update pdm vault
          Jeff Mirisola

          2014 SOLIDWORKS Installation Help - Upgrading the Workgroup PDM Vault Server

          Upgrading the Workgroup PDM Vault Server


          You can upgrade the Workgroup PDM Vault Server using SolidWorks Check for Updates, a SolidWorks installation DVD, or a Workgroup PDM upgrade file manually downloaded to a local folder.

          You can install only one version of Workgroup PDM Vault Server


          1. Ask all users to log out of the Workgroup PDM vault and then lock it.
          2. Backup the vault data.
          3. Use Microsoft Windows Control Panel Add/Remove Programs to remove the current version of Workgroup PDM Server.
          4. Install the new version of Workgroup PDM Server.
            • To use SolidWorks Check for Updates:
              1. In Windows, click Start > All Programs > SolidWorks Installation Manager > Check for Updates .
              2. In the Newer Versions Available dialog box, select Download and install a new version, select the version to install, and then click Next.The new version of SolidWorks Installation Manager downloads and runs.
            • To use a SolidWorks installation DVD, insert the DVD into the drive and follow the SolidWorks Installation Manager instructions.
            • To use the manually downloaded Workgroup PDM installation file (pdmwserver.exe), double-click the file and then follow the instructions to upgrade the Workgroup PDM Server.
          5. Use SolidWorks Task Scheduler to update the Workgroup PDM files in the vault.
          6. Unlock the vault and then notify users that they can return to using it.