How To Manually Backup the SOLIDWORKS EPDM Database [VIDEO]


When troubleshooting SOLIDWORKS EPDM issues, or when performing operations like software upgrades you may need to manually backup the SOLIDWORKS EPDM Database outside of your normal Maintenance Plan. This backup can be run as a task within the Microsoft SQL Server Management ... Read More

Restoring the eDrawings Preview in the EPDM Vault View [VIDEO]


When previewing SolidWorks files in the Enterprise PDM vault, the files can either be shown as a static Bitmap view, or as a dynamic 3D eDrawings view. However if the eDrawings preview is not working, but the eDrawings software is installed and launches via the start menu, ... Read More

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Using The SOLIDWORKS EPDM View Setup Tool [VIDEO]


If you are setting up Enterprise PDM on a new computer or if you have had to reinstall the program again, you will need to re-attach your local computer to the vault by creating a Vault View folder. The easiest way to do this is by using the View Setup tool.  It is recommended ... Read More

EPDM – What’s New 2015 – Predefined Transition Action Comments


A transition action comment can add a predefined comment when a file is transitioned. The notification can be defined in a Transition Action, for automatic transitions or transition actions that set a variable or increment a revision. These comments can be viewed from a files ... Read More