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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Quick Search Variable Lists

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 File Explorer’s quick search can now be customized for searching for variables in SOLIDWORKS PDM. To do this, a custom quick search variable list must first be configured in the PDM Administration tool: Launch the Administration tool and log into…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB 2020 Duplicate Designators from ECAD to MCAD

In SOLIDWORKS PCB 2020, duplicate pad designators can now be pushed through the PCB connector from ECAD to MCAD. Duplicate pad designators are created: When pushed through the PCB connector, previously this would have returned an error and cancelled the operation. However, here it does…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Resize dialog boxes

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 dialog boxes for the following nodes are customizable and can be resized: Edit Variable Serial Number Indexing Settings Cold Storage Schema Data Import/Export File Type Properties Customizable Columns BOM Dispatch Edit Template To resize the dialog boxes, the process is…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB 2020 Flex / Rigid-flex Boards

SOLIDWORKS PCB Flex

With SOLIDWORKS PCB 2020, flex and rigid-flex board design is now available. With flex and rigid-flex PCB design, the design process can be very difficult at times as the 3 dimensional shape of the board is more complex than a typical rigid PCB being fitted…

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How to install the SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer 2020

SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer

The SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer is a free viewer application that can be used to view native SOLIDWORKS PCB files, allowing for better review and collaboration with all the members of your electronics design team. You install SOLIDWORKS PCB Viewer through the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager. Please…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020 Project Manager and Viewer

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020 Project Viewer

The Project Viewer is a new feature for SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020, allowing read-only access to electrical projects. The Project Viewer can be accessed through the Projects Manager Select the project and click on Preview Once in the Project Viewer, the user interface looks like a…

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Is the SOLIDWORKS PDM Convert Task crashing Windows Explorer?

SOLIDWORKS PDM Convert Task

Is the SOLIDWORKS PDM Convert Task crashing Windows Explorer? Did you recently perform an upgrade on a SOLIDWORKS PDM client? See below for a possible explanation: In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017, when client machines were upgraded to a newer PDM version, it was still possible to…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Component Types

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics

In SOLIDWORKS Electrical, the option to specify a component type is given to allow users to better classify and search for different components in their design: The available SOLIDWORKS Electrical component types are: Base: Base components have either a single reference or are the main…

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How to create a new SOLIDWORKS PCB template

SOLIDWORKS PCB template

If your company uses standard PCB sizes and configurations repeatedly for their designs and projects, it may be very beneficial to create templates for those projects to eliminate unnecessary repetitive work, save time, and maintain consistency in the structure of all projects. To create a…

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