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SOLIDWORKS PDM

SOLIDWORKS PDM is a document management product based on the client/server architecture known formerly as SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM.

SOLIDWORKS PDM is available in two types:
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

SOLIDWORKS PDM uses a Microsoft SQL Server database to manage file vaults.

This table lists the database systems, server components and client options available for each product type.
  PDM Standard PDM Professional
Designed for Small to medium office networks, generally with less than 20 concurrent users. Large office networks, large numbers of concurrent users
Limits Lesser of 1 sockets or 4 cores, 1 GB of RAM, and 10 GB database size SQL Standard limits: Lesser of 4 sockets or 16 cores, 128 GB of RAM, and 524 PB database size
Database Management System Microsoft SQL Server Express 2014 (included and installed with SOLIDWORKS) Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (included separately with SOLIDWORKS), or previously installed instances of Microsoft SQL Server 2014, 2012, or 2008 R2
Requires SolidNetWork License Manager? Yes Yes
Includes Archive Server and Database Server? Yes Yes
Includes SOLIDWORKS PDM Web server and Web2 Server? No Yes
Client types Native Native, browser-based
Client add-ins for CAD Editors SOLIDWORKS, DraftSight SOLIDWORKS, DraftSight, Microsoft Office Integration, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD
Client add-ins for Contributors DraftSight DraftSight, Microsoft Office Integration
Client add-ins for Viewers   Microsoft Office Integration


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