Valid for : PDM 2017 – 2018
You might encounter this error after installing/upgrading PDM without solidworks, and trying to move a file into the vault.
This error is caused by missing Microsoft Visual C++ 2008, 2010, and 2012, which are prerequisites for Solidworks PDM. Solidworks by default installs the aforementioned prerequisites, and installing Solidworks PDM using the solidworks standard client will install the prerequisites as well. However, installing PDM client using the standalone pdm client from the folder “SWPDMClient” will not install thet prerequisites and cause this error.
To fix this, install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008, 2010 and 2012. You can find the necessary installers from the folders below:
- VCRedist 9 (32 and 64bit installer, install both)
- VCRedist 10 (32 and 64bit installer, install both)
- VCRedist 11 (32 and 64bit installer, install both)
- You will need to either restart explorer.exe through the task manager or restart your PC.