DASI Solutions SOLIDWORKS PDM

or general system requirements except where noted below, refer to the SOLIDWORKS System Requirements. Use this information to ensure you are always working with a SOLIDWORKS supported and optimized system for hardware, operating system and Microsoft products.

SOLIDWORKS PDM (CAD Editor, Contributor, Viewer), SOLIDWORKS Manage

Hardware 2016 2017 2018
RAM 8 GB (4 GB for Contributor/Viewer) or more recommended
Disk Space 10 GB or more
Processor Intel or AMD with SSE2 support. 64-bit operating system required
Other     
Anti-Virus
Supported anti-virus products 
Networking Microsoft Windows networking. Novell networks and non-Windows network storage devices are not supported
Virtual environments Supported virtual environments 

SOLIDWORKS PDM - Archive Server & Database Server

SQL Server Platform  2016 2017 2018
SQL 2016 redcheckcircle
SQL 2014
SQL 2012
SQL 2008 R2 redcheckcircle
Hardware  
RAM 8 GB or more recommended
Disk Space 50 GB or more
Processor Intel or AMD with SSE2 support. 64-bit operating system required
Other  
Virtual Environments 2010, 2013 2010, 2013 2010, 2013, 2016
Other  
Virtual environments Supported virtual environments 

SOLIDWORKS PDM - Web Client (PDM Professional Only)

Web Browsers 2016 2017 2018
Internet Explorer IE 9,10,11 IE 9,10,11 IE 9,10,11
Hardware      
Ram 4 GB or more recommended
Disk Space 5 GB or more
Processor Intel or AMD with SSE2 support. 64-bit operating system required

SOLIDWORKS PDM - Web Client (PDM Professional Only) 

Web Browsers 2016 2017 2018
Supported: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari

SOLIDWORKS PDM - WEB Server (PDM Professional Only) 

Operating Systems 2016 2017 2018
Windows Server 2016 & Information Services (IIS) redcheckcircle redcheckcircle
Windows Server 2012 R2 & Information Services (IIS)
Windows Server 2012 & Information Services (IIS)
Windows Server 2008 R2, SP1 & Information Services (IIS)
Hardware   
Ram 4 GB or more
Disk Space 5 GB or more
Processor Intel or AMD with SSE2 support. 64-bit operating system required
Other  
Virtual environments Supported virtual environments 

Notes:

  • It is not recommended to install any instances of other applications on the Archive or Database Server. For PDM Professional, it is recommended the Archive and Database servers are two separate, dedicated machines.
  • To ensure optimum performance, it is not recommended to install anti-virus software on the vault computer.

SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM - Client & Viewer
2017 SP05 is the end of life for SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM products

Operating Systems 2016 2017
Windows 10, 64-bit
Windows 8.1, 64-bit
Windows 7, 64-bit
Hardware  
RAM 2 GB or more recommended
Disk Space 5 GB or more
Processor Intel or AMD with SSE2 support. 64-bit operating system required
Other  
ternet Explorer
IE 9,10,11 IE 9,10,11
Virtual environments Not Supported


SOLIDWORKS PDM - Vault 
2017 SP05 is the end of life for SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM products

Operating Systems 2016 2017
Windows Server 2012 R2  
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2, SP1
Hardware  
RAM 2 GB or more recommended
Disk Space 50 GB or more
Processor Intel or AMD with SSE2 support. 64-bit operating system required
Other  
Web Server Requirements Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 or later
API Trigger Requirements Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ), Microsoft Message Queuing Triggers
Virtual environments Not Supported

Notes:

  • The Microsoft Indexing Service used to search for vaulted files in SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM is not supported on 64-bit operating systems unless changes are made to the Vault Server operating system. Please refer to SOLIDWORKS knowledge base article S-054407 or contact your SOLIDWORKS value added reseller (VAR).
  • Full text content search indexing is not available with Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows Server 2012.