Interfacing Solidworks EPDM - AN3001m - OpenLM Software License Management
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Interfacing Solidworks EPDM – AN3001m

OpenLM provides an adaptable License Management solution, for a variety of license servers, and company sizes.

OpenLM version 2.0 supports license monitoring of a wide, and ever growing variety of license managers.

This is a description of the basic procedure for configuring the OpenLM server to interface a Solidworks EPDM database, to monitor EPDM license usage and extract license usage reporting. Please first refer to this Application Note for a general description of the OpenLM system.


The OpenLM System components are available for download on the OpenLM site. After filling in your name and email, you would be directed to the download section. Select the OpenLM Version 2.0 section.

OpenLM Server:

Click Download on the OpenLM homepage, and install the the latest OpenLM Server version.


Start-up for the OpenLM server

  1. Click Start.

  2. Select All Programs and click OpenLM file.

  3. Click Configure OpenLM Server-Start here.



Configure the OpenLM server to monitor EPDM license usage:

  • Open the “OpenLM server configuration” window, on the  LM Tools tab, and configure the EPDM SQL Database settings. Click the ‘Test’ button to verify connection to the EPDM Database.


  • Open the “OpenLM server configuration” window, on the “License Servers” tab.

  • Click the ‘Add’ button, and type in the license server parameters. Select the Type as EPDM,  and set the EPDM server’s timezone.

  • Type in arbitrary values for the hostname (e.g. epdm_server) and port number (e.g. 123). These values are insignificant for EPDM monitoring, but need to be filled in nevertheless.

  • Type in a descriptive name for the license server (e.g.: EPDM License server).

  • Is Triad option: Keep this box unchecked.

  • OpenLM server queries license manager: Keep this box checked (Default). The OpenLM Server actively queries the license manager.

  • Read license file: Keep this box unchecked.

  • Click the ‘Apply’ button, and select ‘Restart now’.

That’s it: OpenLM is now configured to monitor the Solidworks EPDM SQL Database.