How to Prep for a SOLIDWORKS PDM Migration

Article by Rod Mackay updated May 10, 2022

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So, you have decided to migrate your legacy CAD files into SOLIDWORKS PDM with the help of a 3rd party company or your Value-Added Reseller (VAR). Now what?

How do you prepare for the move and provide what they need to make the process successful?

Watch the video below as TriMech System Architect – Data Management, Keith Thompson discusses what is important to do in advance when working with a 3rd party helping to migrate your data. Moving CAD files from one storage location to another may seem like a simple task, and it can be if you have a small number of files to move.

In this case, it may be as easy as copy and paste, or Pack and Go in the case of SOLIDWORKS CAD files and may only take a few minutes or a couple of hours to complete. However, moving thousands of documents can be challenging. This will take a much longer period, most likely weeks. How will you work with a 3rd party to get this done in a timely manner to minimize the impact to production and maintain the integrity of your data?

During this SOLIDWORKS PDM On-demand Webinar you will learn:

  • Point of contact
  • System access
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM vault configuration
  • SOLIDWORKS Data structure

This TriMech Solution Webinar is presented by:

Keith Thompson, System Architect – Data Management

Keith is a Certified SOLIDWORKS, PDM and DriveWorks Professional and has over 30 years in the mechanical engineering and configuration management fields. In his current role, he supports clients looking to implement SOLIDWORKS PDM and/or SOLIDWORKS Manage, including giving guidance on migration of legacy CAD data. Keith is also a specialist in the areas of 3D Scanning, 3D Printing, and DriveWorks CPQ (Configure, Price & Quote) application.

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Rod Mackay

Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.