SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM – Chinese Characters in File Lead to File not Found


On a system where Chinese has NOT been installed for the operating system, Windows Explorer may replace any Chinese characters, with characters that cannot be read by SolidWorks Enterprise PDM. The only software related fix for this would be to install a Chinese version of ... Read More

SolidWorks EPDM – Why does the Date Format differ from today’s date and other dates?


When the Special Value "Today's Date" is used in the control properties of a data card, the date is drawn from Windows and the format is defined by Windows. Other dates use the date format specified during the creation of the EPDM vault. This means that the formats can differ. To ... Read More

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SolidWorks EPDM – How to use the OR Condition in Workflows and Categories

EPDM Or Conditions Featured

This is another area where I find people often get confused, so I will attempt to demystify this topic. The OR statement allows a file to meet one or more conditions, but it does not have to meet all conditions. For instance a file can meet a condition, if it as a SolidWorks file ... Read More