Standard PDXpert PLM client setup

Last update 2023-07-17

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§

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've installed the PDXpert Server on a computer, then don't install the PDXpert client on the same machine. The PDXpert Server has already installed its own client during the system setup (more here).

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

  • If email notifications have been configured, then a new user automatically receives an email when you create the account. This email shows the account username and password, and has a download link for the client installer. See the help topic Creating a new user account. §


  • Manually enter the download link directly in any web browser. The link is http://machine:48084/client/setup where machine is the server computer's name or IP address. For example, if the PDXpert Application Server is installed on PLMSERVER then the link is http://PLMSERVER:48084/client/setup §


  • 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.

Uninstalling the PDXpert client§

  1. On the client computer:

    • Search for Add or remove programs and open; or

    • Search for Control Panel, and select [category] ProgramsUninstall a program link, or [icon] click on the Programs and Features link.

  2. In the Uninstall or change a program list, find the PDXpert client application. This is shown as PDXpert Network Client or, in earlier releases, as PDXpert PLM Client or PDXpert.

    If you see PDXpert Server with Local Client or PDXpert PLM, then your system has the PDXpert Server installed. See Uninstalling the PDXpert Server topic.

  3. Right-click to select the Uninstall menu command. Or, in older Windows, select the installed PDXpert client item, and then click on the Uninstall button at the top of the list.

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.