SOLIDWORKS Data Management 2024 SP1 Release Notes

You can view the most recent Release Notes here.

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

For the list of fixed SPRs, click here.

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.

The information below is subject to change based on Microsoft’s support schedule.

Microsoft Windows Server 2016

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2023 SP5 is the last release to support Windows Server 2016.

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2024 products will not install on Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft Word 2016, Excel 2016, and PowerPoint 2016

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2023 SP5 is the last release to support Microsoft® Word 2016, Excel 2016, and PowerPoint 2016.

Microsoft Word 2019, Excel 2019, and PowerPoint 2019

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2023 SP5 is the last release to support Microsoft® Word 2019, Excel 2019, and PowerPoint 2019.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2023 SP5 is the last release to support SQL Server 2016.

Microsoft SQL Server 2017

SOLIDWORKS 2024 SP5 is the last release to support SQL Server 2017.

System Requirements

  • SOLIDWORKS PDM 2023 and later requires Microsoft Edge WebView2 on archive servers and client machines.
  • Install Microsoft ODBC driver 17 (17.3 or later) for SQL Server on the client and the servers.
  • To ensure successful installation and optimum performance, see System Requirements.
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM 2024 requires the SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager 2024 to manage licenses.
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 and later require Cumulative Update 4 or higher when using SQL Server 2019.

Installation

DVD Distribution Media

Beginning with SOLIDWORKS 2021, customers who have requested DVD upgrade shipments will receive three DVDs.

Single Installation of SOLIDWORKS Manage Client

You can have only one SOLIDWORKS Manage client installation on a machine. Installing a SOLIDWORKS Manage 2024 client will remove earlier versions.

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.

Reactivating SolidNetWork License Products

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2022, you must reactivate SolidNetWork License products once a year even if the licensed products are from an earlier release.

Functionality

Microsoft SQL Server 2019

Microsoft SQL Server® 2019 is supported beginning with SOLIDWORKS 2020 and SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020.

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 and later require Cumulative Update 4 or higher when using SQL Server 2019.

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 2024 supports SOLIDWORKS 2024, 2023, and 2022. SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard 2024 supports SOLIDWORKS 2024 only. The combination of a newer version of SOLIDWORKS and an older version of SOLIDWORKS PDM is not supported.

DraftSight

Starting with SOLIDWORKS PDM 2024, the major version of SOLIDWORKS PDM and DraftSight® should be the same.

Documentation

There are no documentation-specific items at this time.

Service Pack 1.0

There are no specific items for this service pack.