Installing a PDM Client with SLDIM

The major version of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Client must match the major version of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Server. When you install or upgrade the SOLIDWORKS PDM Client, make sure the versions match.

To install a PDM Client:

  1. Start the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager.
  2. On the Welcome page, select Install on this computer.
  3. On the Serial Number page, click Next.
    SOLIDWORKS PDM clients do not require a separate serial number.
  4. Follow instructions for system warnings and click Next.
  5. On the Summary page, under Products, click Change.
  6. On the Product Selection page, click Select different packages or products.
  7. In the Select the package you want to show dialog box, select an edition of SOLIDWORKS. Then click OK.
  8. On the Product Selection page, select SOLIDWORKS PDM Client. Then select eDrawings to enable the PDM Preview functionality. If you are using SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, you can also select Item Explorer.
  9. On the Summary page, expand SOLIDWORKS PDM Options and click Change.
  10. On the SOLIDWORKS PDM Client Options page, select the following and click Back to Summary:
    • PDM product type
    • PDM client type
    • Add-ins
  11. On the Summary page, accept the terms of the SOLIDWORKS License Agreement and click Install Now.
Administrators can also use the Administrative Image Option Editor to create and deploy images of PDM clients. For details, see Using Administrative Images.