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

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated September 25, 2014

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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 resolve this mismatch either the Windows or EPDM date format can be changed.

Today's date

Today’s date

The Windows date format can be changed from Windows Control Panel > Region and Language. EPDM references the short date format.

Region and language

Windows Region and language settings

In EPDM the format can be changed by right-clicking on the vault in the EPDM admin, and selecting properties.

EPDM date

EPDM date

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.