Standard PDXpert PLM client setup

Applies to PDXpert PLM software release 7.0 or later, on Windows 7 or later.

Install the server components before you install the client application.

The PDXpertClientSetup.exe installation program installs the PDXpert client, which provides a unified interface for (a) setting system options, rules, metadata collections, and other configuration details, and (b) creating and managing documents, parts, changes and file attachments.

Preparing your workstation computer

  • Ensure that your workstation computer conforms to the client system requirements.
  • Install all Microsoft important updates for Windows and .NET, and restart your computer.
  • If you intend to import or export data in Microsoft Office formats like Excel or Access, and you don't have Microsoft Office installed, you must install the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable. This package can be downloaded from:
    www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=13255

Installation procedure

The PDXpert client application requires Windows administrator level permissions to install prerequisites such as the Microsoft .NET Framework. The .NET installer requires Windows administrator permissions to run. If the PDXpert installer doesn't run as expected, first install the required .NET version, and then run the PDXpert client setup.

If you're installing PDXpert as a single-user system, then you don't need to install the PDXpert client. The client application has already been installed during the system setup.

To install the PDXpert client application, do one of the following:

  • If email notifications have been configured, then new users receive an email with the account username and password, and a link to download the client installer. For details, see the help topic Creating a new user account.

  • On the server computer, open the PDXpert Application Server. Click the Copy Installer Link button to copy the http://machine:48084/client/setup download link to the Windows Clipboard. Open a web browser on the client computer, and use the link to download and run the installer.

    You can also manually enter the download link directly in the client web browser. The link is http://machine:48084/client/setup where machine is the server computer's name or IP address. If the PDXpert Application Server is installed on, say, PLMSERVER then the link is http://PLMSERVER:48084/client/setup

  • On the server computer, open the PDXpert Application Server. Click the Save Client Installer button to save the client setup file (PDXpertClientSetup.exe) to a convenient location on the server computer. Copy the setup file to the client computer. On the client, right-click the PDXpertClientSetup.exe icon and select Run as administrator.

  • Download the PDXpert client installer from this website and save it to your client computer. On the client, right-click the PDXpertClientSetup-release.exe icon and select Run as administrator.

When you run the PDXpert client application after installation, the Welcome to PDXpert PLM window is displayed. Enter the server computer's name into the log-in window. To get help logging in, press the F1 key on your keyboard.

Client installation locations

For detailed information, see System file locations.

The PDXpert System Setup installer installs its own local PDXpert client application on the server machine. The default location is C:\Program Files\PDXpert\PDXpert PLM\Website\bin\PDXpert.exe

On client workstations, PDXpert 8.0 and later clients are installed into the user profile at %localappdata%\PDXpert\Application, for example C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\PDXpert\Application\PDXpert.exe

PDXpert clients prior to 8.0 are installed into the machine (all users) profile.

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