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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.

Alternative Method to Move SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License

Move SOLIDWORKS license

For the most part, moving the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License can be performed, as explained in my colleague’s article, Moving The SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager. But in some cases, Windows user permissions can cause issues. Many of these issues can be addressed by logging into…

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Troubleshooting SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager After a Server Move

Troubleshooting SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager

In his article “Moving The SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager“, my colleague Andrew, explains how to move the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager to another server. And for the most part, this works well. But in some cases, the licensing server that the client computers point…

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How are unused SOLIDWORKS PDM Serial Numbers handled?

While helping a customer with an issue they were having with their SOLIDWORKS PDM serial numbers, I came across an article on how unused serial numbers are handled. This article really helped me understand the way serial numbers are doled out and I believe others…

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Datum Targets now available in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2021

SOLIDWORKS MBD Datum Targets

In SOLIDWORKS MBD 2021, Datum Targets are now available. Previously only Datums were available,  but now in MBD 2021, Datum Targets can be added to a Datum. The Datum Target command is available from the MBD Dimensions tab but is greyed out if no Datums…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Displaying Derived Part References

SOLIDWORKS PDM Derived Part

In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, the way Derived Part References are displayed, has been improved. But before we look at the improvements, perhaps should first discuss what a Derived Part actually is. What is a Derived Part? In SOLIDWORKS, a Derived Part can be directly created…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Customizing Columns

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Customizing Columns

The First thing to note about Columns in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 is the Columns node in PDM Administration. It now contains the sub nodes File Details Columns, File List Columns, File Operations Columns, Quick Search Columns and Search Results Columns. The addition of these sub…

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Manually Updating SOLIDWORKS Toolbox

Here is the Process to manually update Toolbox: Make a copy of your existing SolidWorks Data folder, for backup purposes. Make sure that you have write access to swbrowser.sldedb, located the lang/engish folder of the Toolbox directory. To check the properties of swbrowser.sldedb  right-click on…

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Specifying a New License Manager Server Location for SOLIDWORKS PDM

License Manager Server

When server components are moved, in particular, the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager, the path to the new location may need to be defined. This is done from the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration.  To do this, double-click the License node to open it. In the server list,…

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Using SOLIDWORKS with Microsoft Office 365

DS SOLIDWORKS does not officially support the use of Microsoft Office 365 and similar outsourced mail servers. SOLIDWORKS does provide a Knowledgeable article that offers a possible workaround. This article contains a link to a utility for creating a E-MailRelay , as well as a…

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Setting Up a SOLIDWORKS PDM Test Environment for a New Major Release

When there is a new release of SOLIDWORKS PDM, it is wise to first test the upgrade so that you can identify and address any problems, before updating your production vault. SOLIDWORKS PDM uses the SolidNetWork License Manager (SNL) and this needs to first be…

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Creating a Story for 3DEXPERIENCE Dashboards

3DEXPERIENCE Story

Stories facilitate navigating a 3DEXPERIENCE Dashboard by providing a description for a dashboard, tab and widget. You can add a story to provide the users of your dashboard a quick overview of its content. The Dashboard creator/editor decides where to add a Story and the…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Custom Revision Table Columns

SOLIDWORKS PDM Custom Revision Table

This article builds on an excellent one posted by my colleague Justin Williams. In his article, Justin explained how to link SOLIDWORKS PDM variables to a SOLIDWORKS revision table. In this article, I will look at how to add additional columns to a SOLIDWORKS Revision…

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3DEXPERIENCE Platform Dashboard

3DEXPERIENCE Platform Dashboard

Dashboards are the interface that users interact with when accessing the 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS Platform. The Dashboard is populated with Widgets that allow access to apps and links. Dashboards can be associated with a Role or custom created. All Dashboards contain the same common elements. These…

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The 3DEXPERIENCE Compass

3DEXPERIENCE Compass

The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is Dassault Systèmes foray into cloud-based collaborative design, and the gateway to the platform is the 3DEXPERIENCE Compass. The Compass consists of four quadrants, each containing a variety of Apps, Links and Online Resources.   The North point of the Compass is…

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