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Use the customer's Solidworks Advanced API license to access the document manager.

Use the customer's Solidworks Advanced API license to access the document manager.

If you upgrade to SolidWorks 2015 or above you now get the warning in the WGM "Document Manager available is not valid for use, switching to non DM Mode." This indicates that the methods the WGM is using to access SW are different, and according to this article, significantly inferior.

https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=CS208933

Typically a vendor like PTC would hard code their license for the SW advanced API features, allowing us to use them. SolidWorks has blocked the ability to readily do this by changing the terms of the license agreement.

So the idea is to allow the customer (us) to enter the license number from SolidWorks into the WGMClient.ini, and read and use it for access the advance API tools. In that manner PTC does not have issues with the license and us as users can get the performance we had before back.

4 Comments
ptc-3059220
1-Newbie

what exactly needs to be added into the WGMclient.ini for document manager ? can you show an example?

ptc-1243611
1-Newbie

I would like to know this as well, if it is a valid question. "what exactly needs to be added into the WGMclient.ini for document manager ? can you show an example?"

Dobrisa
13-Aquamarine

I'll second the other 2 replies on this. Can you show an example of what needs to be added to the .ini file for this?

olivierlp
Community Manager
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