Can you use an old SOLIDWORKS PDM Client to connect to new PDM server?

Is it possible, for example, to use a SOLIDWORKS PDM client 2018 to connect to a PDM server 2021?

Nope. That’s not possible. The server and the client year version must match.

It is often helpful to retrieve meta data (file properties) or other information from an older vault. In that case, you can directly query the older PDM using MS SQL Management Studio (or an SQL IDE). I often use SQL scripts to retrieve PDM information, as it is faster and more flexible then using PDM’s search GUI. Thanks!

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