SOLIDWORKS Data Management 2019 SP4 Release Notes

You can view the most recent Release Notes here.

For a list of fixed SPRs, click here.

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

End of Life Announcements: SOLIDWORKS PDM Products

SOLIDWORKS PDM Web Client

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 SP5 is the last release to support SOLIDWORKS PDM Web client. SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 products will not support Web client. You can use SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 to access PDM via web browser.

SOLIDWORKS Explorer

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 SP5 is the last release to support SOLIDWORKS Explorer as a stand-alone application. The supported functions such as Pack and Go, Rename, Replace, and Move are available in file shortcut menus in Windows Explorer.

SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM

SOLIDWORKS 2018 and later will not include the SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM product. It is replaced by the SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard product.

End of Life Announcements: Microsoft Products

For current information about SOLIDWORKS PDM active products and End of Life products, see System Requirements. For Microsoft Operating System Lifecycle information, see Microsoft’s Windows lifecycle fact sheet.

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, 64-Bit Operating System

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 SP5 is the last release to support the Windows® 7 Operating System. SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 products will not install on Windows 7.

Microsoft Windows 7 mainstream support ended January 13, 2015. By exception, SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018-2020 support is extending into Microsoft’s Extended Support period, which ends on January 14, 2020.
SOLIDWORKS PDM Version SOLIDWORKS PDM Support Microsoft Extended Support SOLIDWORKS PDM Lifecycle Start SOLIDWORKS PDM Lifecycle End
SW PDM 2018 Yes Yes Oct 2017 Dec 2019
SW PDM 2019 Yes * Partial (15 months) Oct 2018 Dec 2020
SW PDM 2020 Yes * Partial (3 months) Oct 2019 Dec 2021
SW PDM 2021 No/Install blocked No Oct 2020 Dec 2022

* A SOLIDWORKS PDM fix that is dependent on a Microsoft Windows 7 fix cannot be provided during the latter part of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Lifecycle.

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-Bit Operating System

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 SP5 is the last release to support the Windows® 8.1 64-bit operating system. SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 products will not install on Windows 8.1.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Operating System

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 SP5 is the last release to support the Windows Server® 2012 R2 operating system. SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 products will not install on Windows Server 2012 R2.

Windows Server 2012 Operating System

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 SP5 is the last release to support the Windows Server® 2012 operating system. SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 products will not install on Windows Server 2012.

Windows Server 2008 R2, SP1 Operating System

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 is the last release to support the Windows Server® 2008 R2, SP1 operating system. SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 products will not install on Windows Server 2008 R2, SP1.

Microsoft Excel 2013 and Word 2013

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 is the last release to support Microsoft® Excel 2013 and Word 2013.

Microsoft Excel 2010 and Word 2010

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 is the last release to support Microsoft® Excel 2010 and Word 2010.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 SP5 is the last release to support SQL Server® 2012.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 SP5 is the last release to support SQL Server® 2008 R2.

System Requirements

  • To ensure successful installation and optimum performance, see System Requirements.
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 requires the SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager 2019 to manage licenses.

Installation

SQL Server Management Studio

The installation package of SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 and later do not include the installation of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). To download SSMS, see Download SQL Server Management Studio.

Modifying SOLIDWORKS PDM Server Installations

To modify an installation of SOLIDWORKS PDM Server and its components, use Programs and Features from the Windows Control Panel. You cannot modify the installation with SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager (SLDIM), even if that is what you used to install SOLIDWORKS PDM Server.

Technical Alerts

SQL Server

As of SQL Server 2012, Microsoft changed the licensing model for Processor Site Licenses (PSLs) to a core-based model. For SQL Server 2008 R2 and earlier, which used the PSL model, licenses were based on the number of available physical processors on the server. For SQL Server 2012 and later, core-based licensing is based on the number of available physical cores on the server. SOLIDWORKS PDM customers who purchased PSL licenses and want to upgrade to SQL Server 2014 must ensure that they have the proper number of core licenses. In general, one PSL license translates into four core licenses.

For more information, contact your SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller (VAR).

Functionality

Compatibility with SOLIDWORKS PDM Products

Starting with SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017, the service pack for SOLIDWORKS PDM client can be different from the service pack for SOLIDWORKS PDM server as long as they are the same major version.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2019 supports SOLIDWORKS 2019, 2018, and 2017. SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard 2019 supports SOLIDWORKS 2019 only. The combination of a newer version of SOLIDWORKS and an older version of SOLIDWORKS PDM is not supported.

Documentation

There are no specific items at this time.

Web2 Client

Preview

Configuration tabs and Sheet tabs in WebGL preview are not available for iOS devices.

Service Pack 4.0

There are no specific items for this service pack.

Service Pack 3.0

Windows Server 2019 Operating System

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 supports the Windows Server® 2019 operating system.

Service Pack 2.0

Microsoft Office 2019

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 SP2 and later support Microsoft® Office® 2019.

Service Pack 1.0

There are no specific items for this service pack.