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Installing and Managing Multiple Computers

SolidWorks Installation Manager provides the following tools to install and manage multiple SolidWorks computers.

SolidWorks Administrative Images

If you are installing SolidWorks on multiple computers, you can create an administrative image and then deploy the application to other computers.

Workgroup PDM Server

The Workgroup PDM application is project data management software that runs inside the SolidWorks environment or as a standalone application inside SolidWorks Explorer. Workgroup PDM controls projects with procedures for check out, check in, revision control, and other administration tasks. Installing the Workgroup PDM Server creates a Workgroup PDM vault, which is the database that stores the managed SolidWorks projects.

SolidNetWork License Manager

The SolidNetWork License Manager allows the number of users to exceed the number of licenses by floating the use of licenses. When a client license is not in use, it is available for another SolidWorks user.

You can also use the SolidNetWork License Manager to distribute licenses for SolidWorks core add-in products (for example, FeatureWorks).



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