Articles by: 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.

How to link Balloons to Custom Properties in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing Template

Recently a customer wanted to know if it was possible, in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing Template, to link Custom Properties to balloons, without the need to edit each balloon? After providing a solution to this customer I thought that other users may find this useful. Link…

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Setting the path for eDrawings in SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration

SOLIDWORKS PDM can work with different viewers to preview files within a vault. For SOLIDWORKS files, eDrawings is the default viewer. During the Installation of SOLIDWORKS PDM or SOLIDWORKS, eDrawings can be installed at the same time. During the installation of SOLIDWORKS PDM, the default…

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Adding your Company details and logo to the SOLIDWORKS Manage UI

SOLIDWORKS Manage Company Details

Once the SOLIDWORKS Manage Server and Client have been installed, you can add your Company Details. Your details can appear in various areas of the SOLIDWORKS Manage user interface, including SOLIDWORKS Manage Login and Reports. To enter your Company Details, from the Options pull-down or…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage Users Area (System Administration)

SOLIDWORKS Manage Users Area

The Users Area of SOLIDWORKS Manage System Administration is where Users and Groups are added imported and edited. System Administration is available by selecting Administration Options. Selecting the Users Area, located at the lower left  of SOLIDWORKS Manage System Administration will give access to the…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage Administrator Interface

The Administrator Options of SOLIDWORKS Manage, can only be accessed if the user has sufficient permissions. The Administration Options can be accessed from Options pull-down Or the Tools tab. Selecting Administration Options, will launch SOLIDWORKS Manage System Administration, in a separate Window. At bottom of…

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Adding the SOLIDWORKS Manage Add-in to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

SOLIDWORKS Manage Add-in

Once SOLIDWORKS Manage has been installed, SOLIDWORKS Manage can be connected to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. The first step in in doing this, is by adding the SOLIDWORKS Manage Add-in, in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Administration. To do this, launch SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Administration and log into…

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Connecting SOLIDWORKS Manage to a SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Vault

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional can be easily connected to SOLIDWORKS Manage. The close relationship between SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and SOLIDWORKS Manage, is evident in the fact that SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, is included with SOLIDWORKS Manage. In this article we will look at how to connect SOLIDWORKS…

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Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

Installing Microsoft SQL Server

In this article we will look at installing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard, which ships with the SOLIDWORKS installation media disks (not the downloadable installation file set). SQL Server 2014 Standard must be installed before SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional can be installed. SQL Server 2014 should…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2019 Installation Guide

There are two methods that can be used to install the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional components. One is the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager, the other is the purpose-built installer, located in the SWPDMServer sub-folder, of the installation file-set. In this article, we will look at the using…

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