Installing a Workgroup PDM Server

Installing the Workgroup PDM Server creates a Workgroup PDM vault, which is the database that stores the managed SOLIDWORKS projects.

  1. Start SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager. See Initiating SOLIDWORKS Installation.
  2. On the Welcome screen, select the following:
    • Server products
    • Install SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Server (vault) on this computer.
  3. On the Summary screen, click Change to acquire a validation code. You can acquire the code using one of the following methods:
    • Internet connection
      1. Enter the SOLIDWORKS serial number and an email address in the fields provided.
      2. Select Validate automatically and click Get Code.
    • Email
      1. If your computer does not have access to an Internet connection, click Validate manually by email. The Installation Manager generates a Validation Request file.
      2. Click Save to store the file locally on the system.
      3. Follow the instructions on the screen and enter the validation code.
  4. Click Back to Summary.
  5. On the Summary screen, click Install Now.