Logging In

Log in to a SOLIDWORKS PDM vault from Item Explorer to access the items and files stored there.

  1. Start Item Explorer.
  2. In the navigation pane, click a vault .

    Depending on how SOLIDWORKS PDM is configured, you might be logged in automatically.

  3. In the dialog box, type your User name and Password for this vault, then click Log In.

    If you do not know your user name or password, contact your SOLIDWORKS PDM administrator.

Once logged in, the SOLIDWORKS PDM icon appears in the Windows system tray at the bottom-right corner of your screen and is present until you exit SOLIDWORKS PDM. If you log out of SOLIDWORKS PDM, the icon remains.

You can log in to additional vaults by clicking a vault from Item Explorer, or by clicking the SOLIDWORKS PDM icon in the system tray and selecting Log In > vault name.