SQL Tasks for improving SOLIDWORKS EPDM Vault Performance

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While helping a customer to resolve SOLIDWORKS EPDM performance issues, I came across an SQL query in the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base, which can help determine if Rebuild, Reorder, or Shrink SQL maintenance tasks can be used to improve SOLIDWORKS EPDM Vault Performance. I found ... Read More

SOLIDWORKS EPDM Training now available in MySolidWorks

MySolidWorks SOLIDWORKS EPDM Training

Recently released on MySolidWorks Training are overview videos to common SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM tasks. Presently there are 19 lessons available, including basic lessons: Enterprise PDM Log In/Log Out Enterprise PDM Check Out, Edit, Check In Enterprise PDM Integrated ... Read More

Setting up the Microsoft SQL Maintenance Plan [VIDEO]

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The first rule of Data management is to make sure everything is being backed up.  When it comes to backing up the SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM database, the Microsoft SQL Maintenance Plan can help you automate the process of creating essential back ups.  Here is how you can start ... Read More

How to Perform a Telnet Test [VIDEO]

Telnet Test

When troubleshooting connectivity issues for some SOLIDWORKS products, such as the SolidNetwork License Manager, SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM or SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, it's possible that a ping test may succeed but the communication may still be failing. A Telnet Test can be ... Read More

Adding EPDM License[s] to an existing SolidNetWork License Manager [VIDEO]

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Starting with the 2015 release SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM now uses the SolidNetWork License Manager program instead of a license file. If you already are using the SolidNetWork License Manager program for your SOLIDWORKS license[s] you may wish to simply add the EPDM license[s] ... Read More

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Using the SolidNetwork License Manager Options File with Enterprise PDM [VIDEO]

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Starting with SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM 2015 a change has been made in how the EPDM product licensing is being handled.  The SolidNetwork License Manager is now used to manage EPDM licenses instead of a license file.  This has many benefits for EPDM administrators, one of which ... Read More

Showing the Descriptions of SOLIDWORKS files in Windows Explorer [VIDEO]

Description Column

If you are using SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, one very nice feature is that the vault view can be customized to display any of your SolidWorks custom properties in the detail view as you browse your files.  However if you are just storing your files in Windows Explorer, it doesn't ... Read More

Installing the SOLIDWORKS Add-In for EPDM [VIDEO]

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The SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM CAD Editor license includes access to the EPDM Add In for use right within the SOLIDWORKS program.  Through this Add In, you have quick access to many EPDM actions and information from the Task Pane area of SOLIDWORKS. However, if after installing ... Read More