Standard PDXpert System setup

This setup process is for those who want to install PDXpert software on a reasonably current computer, without any special considerations.

You must have administrator rights to your computer, and be the only user logged into Windows. The PDXpert System installer requires Run as administrator permissions.

Your machine and network security policies must permit internet access to the * website. The PDXpert system installer examines your machine and, if necessary, downloads missing prerequisites such as the .NET Framework and SQL Server. If your system doesn't have internet access, then install these components before running the PDXpert System Setup.

If you have a 64-bit version of Windows with 32-bit SQL Server already installed, do not use the PDXpert system installer to install SQL Server. You must install SQL Server before running the PDXpert System installer. See Installing on computers that already have SQL Server.

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1. Prepare your computer

More details here.

2. Save the PDXpert PLM system installer

If you have not yet obtained the PDXpert system installer, register and download the setup file now.

Save the PDXpert system installer to your computer. Do not run the installer directly from your browser. An interrupted connection may cause the installation process to fail.

3. Run the PDXpert system installer

Run the PDXpert System installer on one computer. The PDXpert Application Server and PDXpert PLM client are matched to your 32b/64b Windows. If you have not installed a Microsoft SQL Server instance for PDXpert's use, then SQL Server LocalDB will be downloaded from Microsoft and installed.

4. Log into the PDXpert client

The default account user name is Admin and the account has a blank password.

If you're not familiar with PDXpert operation, start by viewing these tutorials.

5. Your software license registration key

For users without a license key file

If you're installing PDXpert for the first time, you won't need a software license registration key. After you start the PDXpert client, enter your company name in the Software License Key window.

Your initial trial period is 3 weeks, and you can contact us to extend the period.

For users with a license key file

Load the license key file as described in this PDXpert help topic.

System diagrams§

Single-user install: Server, database and client installed

PDXpert single-user installation block diagram

Multi-user install: Server, database and client installed, then each workstation

PDXpert multi-user installation block diagram