SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2014 SP4 Release Notes

This document provides general information about the SolidWorks® Enterprise PDM 2014 SP4 release.

Refer to What's New for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2014, available from the Help menu, for descriptions of new functionality.

For a list of fixed SPRs, click here.

System Requirements  
Technical Alerts  
CAD Add-ins  
Service Pack 4.0  
Service Pack 3.0  
Service Pack 2.0  
Service Pack 1.0  

IMPORTANT: End Of Life Announcements

Attention 32-Bit OS Users

SolidWorks 2014, including the SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2014 CAD Editor, is the last release that supports 32-bit operating systems. SolidWorks 2015 and the SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2015 CAD Editor will not install on 32-bit operating systems.

Attention SolidWorks Network License Server Users

SolidWorks Network License Server 2014 will not install on Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, and Windows Server® 2003 operating systems.

Attention License Server Dongle Users

SolidWorks 2014 will not run with a parallel-port licensing dongle.

Attention SolidWorks Viewer Users

SolidWorks Viewer will be replaced by eDrawings Viewer 2015, starting with the SolidWorks 2015 release. eDrawings Viewer 2015 is available on 64-bit operating systems only. For the complete list of supported operating systems, see The SolidWorks 2014 Viewer will remain available for download, but will not open SolidWorks 2015 and later models.

Attention SolidWorks Server Products Users

  • The SolidWorks 2015 and SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2015 server products, including the Network License Server, will not install on the Windows Server 2008 (R) operating system.
  • SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2015 will no longer support SQL Server 2005 or 2008. SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2012 are still supported. SQL Server 2014 will be supported and shipped with SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2015.

Attention SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Users

SolidWorks 2015 will not support the Swedish version of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM.

System Requirements

  • SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2014 Service Packs 1.0 and later now support Microsoft Windows 8.1.
  • SolidWorks 2014 and SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2014 require Windows 7 SP1. SolidWorks will not install on machines running Windows 7 SP0.
  • To ensure successful installation and optimum performance, see System Requirements.


End-User License Agreements

You are now prompted to accept the End-User License Agreements for every service pack upgrade for every product.

Technical Alerts

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Support

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2014 supports the use of the Windows Server 2012 operating system for the database, archive, and Web servers. SolidWorks 2014 supports the use of the Windows Server 2012 operating system for the SolidWorks Network License Server.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Support

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2014 SP03 supports the use of the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system for the database, archive, and Web servers.

Previous Release Interoperability

Previous Release Interoperability is not available in SolidWorks 2014. SolidWorks 2014 SP5 will not open files created or saved in SolidWorks 2015.


Compatibility with SolidWorks Products

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2014 supports SolidWorks 2014, 2013, and 2012. The combination of a newer version of SolidWorks and an older version of Enterprise PDM is not supported.

Microsoft Office Integration

An improved Beta 2 version of the Microsoft Office add-in for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM is available for download on the SolidWorks download portal.
You cannot upgrade previous versions. Before installing, use the Control Panel to uninstall the currently installed version of Office EPDM Integration.

Turkish Language Support

The user interface is now available in Turkish for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM.

CAD Add-ins

Inventor View 2013 and 2014

The use of Inventor View 2013 and Inventor View 2014 to preview Inventor files is currently not supported in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2014. A bitmap-based image of the file is used in its place.

Service Pack 4.0

There are no items specific to this service pack.

Service Pack 3.0

Documentation Available in Turkish

The following are available in Turkish:

  • What's New
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Installation Guide
  • Administration Guide
  • Administration Tool Help
  • File Explorer Help
  • Item Explorer Help
  • Upgrade Utility Help

Service Pack 2.0

There are no items specific to this service pack in this release.

Service Pack 1.0

There are no items specific to this service pack in this release.