Enterprise PDM has used a license file up to this point, but this is changing with version 2015. With version 2015 you will now use SolidNetWork licensing. You may have this tool if your SOLIDWORKS uses a network license. If not, you will install the license manager on your server. For this blog we will assume that you have the license manager up and running. If not don’t worry, I will post a link to a guide at the end of the blog.
Verify that your SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager is up and running and giving out licenses. You can see this on the license usage tab.
Now we will license our Enterprise PDM. To start, select License from your Vault using the Administration Tool.
This will launch the licensing portion of Enterprise PDM. Pick the Add… button to add your license server.
Make sure to add the port to the server name.
Select OK to add the server. You will now see the server in the list.
Now we will verify that we have licenses available. Pick the License Usage tab and verify licenses.
Have your users log out of PDM and back in to start using the licenses. You can see who has a license by looking on the License Usage tab.
That’s it! You’re ready to go with Enterprise PDM 2015!
Getting more help:
For help with installing the SolidNetWork License Manger pick the SolidWorks Installation and Administration Guide see chapter 6 page 80.
By: Matt Luedke, IT Coordinator