Archive Compression and Cleanup

By default, all older versions in a file archive are stored uncompressed in their original format on the archive server. To save space, you can enable compression on all file versions older than the most recent version. The most recent version is always stored uncompressed for optimal performance during transfers between client and server.

To enable archive server compression on the server, we recommend using the SOLIDWORKS PDM policy. Alternatively, add the registry key that activates the compression manually for each vault.