Installing and Configuring PDM

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Installing and Running SolidWorks PDM[edit]

When installing SolidWorks, there will be an option to install the PDM Client as well. Make sure this box is checked.

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  • DO NOT Check the box for the Workgroup PDM serial number
  • Once you get to the list of SW products, you must manually select WorkGroup PDM for proper installation
    • Only SolidWorks Workgroup PDM x64 Client Add-in needs to be selected. VaultAdmin, PDM Client, and SolidWorks Explorer can be deselected

Once installed, PDM will need to be launched. In the "Tools" drop-down menu, select "Add-ins." This will display a list of all installed Add-ins. Check the two boxes on each side of "SolidWorks Workgroup PDM." Press OK. The PDM client should be running.

Choosing where PDM saves Files[edit]

Open the PDM File Manager, accessed through one of "File Explorer" tab on the right. Locate the PDM file-tree, which should be at the lower-right. Right click in an empty space near this tree, and select "SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Options..." In the resulting window, select the "Folders" tab. Select the "Use folder:" option and click "Browse..." to select where PDM will store local files. It is recommended to create a dedicated folder for this purpose.

Logging-in to SolidWorks PDM[edit]

Once PDM is running, log-in. You may need to request an account from one of the PDM Admins (Generally a member of E-Board).

The Baja PDM Server is and the IP Address is (may be subject to change, so use the url). You can also access it with HAJIM-ME-A3FFEF.