How do I change a users Enterprise PDM License Type?

Users are different in regards to the roles they play at your organization and how they use Solidworks Enterprise PDM.

To address this, Enterprise PDM offers several different license options.

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM License Types

Enterprise PDM uses floating client licenses. When you log in to a vault, the license installed on your system is taken from a pool of licenses that are enabled by the registered license file. When you log out or exit Enterprise PDM, the license is returned to the pool and can be used by another client.

Available licenses are:

  • SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Editor & Web

    Includes these license types:

    Editor: Supports working with all file types, including management and previewing of CAD formats such as SolidWorks. CAD add-ins allow users to access Enterprise PDM from within the CAD application.

    Web: Remote users can use the WEB client to search the vault and perform basic functions to enable remote work processes.

  • SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Contributor & Web

    Includes these license types:

    Contributor: Users on a local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN or virtual private network (VPN) can perform the same functions as with the Editor license type, except that CAD add-ins are not enabled.

    Web: Remote users can use the WEB client to search the vault and perform basic functions to enable remote work processes.

  • SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Viewer

    Allows read-only access to vaults. Users cannot add or modify (check out, check in, update values) files or use CAD add-ins.

  • SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Processor License

    Grants permission to run any type of client, up to the number specified for the license.

Reference: http://help.solidworks.com/2012/English/EnterprisePDM/Admin/c_version_license_type.htm

Most of you know to select this license type during client installation. Some of you may wonder, "How do I change these licenses for a User?".

No worries! It's a very simple procedure for your Enterprise PDM Administrator.

From your Enterprise PDM Administration Tool, follow these steps…

  1. Click Help > SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Administration..
  2. Use the Client type drop-down list to select a different client license type.

    ENOVIA

  3. Click OK.
  4. When instructed to restart your computer, click OK.
  5. Restart your computer.

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That is all there is to it!

There are some other options to change the License Type If you prefer.

  • Using Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs to remove Enterprise PDM and then reinstalling.
  • Opening the Add/Remove Programs dialog box, and selecting SolidWorks Enterprise PDM > Change. In the SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Installation Wizard, select Modify.

For clients installed from an administrative image (via active directory deployment or a similar scripted install), you must reinstall the client using another administrative image of the specified client type.

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