Javelin / TriMech Author

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.

PDM – Safely Deleting and Recreating a Local Vault View

Below are steps to safely delete and recreate a Local Vault View. These steps should be performed by a user with PDM Administrative permissions. Before deleing the Local Vault View, it should first be determined which files are checked out by the PDM user(s), whose…

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Testing Connectivity to SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server using the Ping Test

In order to troubleshoot SOLIDWORKS PDM connectivity issue between the Archive Server and client, a simple ping test can be used. The ping test is performed on the client computer. From inside Windows “Start”, select run and type in CMD. In the command dialogue box…

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EPDM – How to locate the Archive Server Log

The Archive Server log for Solidworks Enterprise PDM can help find potential problems relating to the archive server.  In some cases Javelin Technical Support request this log file to help troubleshoot Solidworks Enterprise PDM. To copy the archive server log file: In the Administration tool,…

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PDM – Where to locate the PDM User Log File

Often the SolidWorks PDM log file can be instrumental in pinpointing user-specific issues.  Entries in the log file can be used to find a solution in the Solidworks Knowledgebase at https://customerportal.solidworks.com/ Javelin’s SolidWorks Help Desk support staff will often request this log file to help…

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Out of Date eDrawings

The eDrawings viewer displays nested tessellated data of the most recently SAVED version of the file being viewed. The eDrawings viewer will reflect changes to a saved file, but not for any referencing files which are not themselves saved. When these unsaved files are opened in eDrawings, eDrawings will indicate that the document is out of date. Normally this will occur with drawings or assemblies, but it may also happen to parts with external references. When viewing a drawing in eDrawings the title-block information may not be appear to be accurate. In this scenario there is normally a link between a note in the title-block and a property in referenced document. The property is modified in the referenced document, but the drawing is not opened and saved….

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Increasing SOLIDWORKS Drawing Performance

Here are recommended options and best practices for increasing SOLIDWORKS drawing performance and reduce processing time when making changes: Select Sheets to Open Let’s start with the Open dialog box. By using “Select Sheets to Open”, you select the sheet(s) you need to work on. The remaining sheets can be viewed…

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Traveling Green with my iPhone

There are already a few things that I do when I travel in order to be green. I bring my own soap & shampoo, turn off unused lights, put out the “Do Not Disturb” so that my bed is not every day and I turn…

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Increasing Performance with Quick View

Quick View can substantially increase performance by only loading the components that you require for your current session or a specific operation. Quick View only opens and loads into the memory selected component. Components that are not selected are NOT loaded into memory. The selected…

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Circular References

A Circular reference occurs when two or more components, in an assembly, share external references in a way that a rebuild of one component necessitates a rebuild of another component(s). If PDM is involved, circular references will prevent the check-ins. A circular reference can manifest…

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The Sketching Dozen

1.     KISS- Keep It Simple. Simple sketches are easier to edit less likely to develop rebuild errors help downstream features such a configurations 2.     Center the first sketch of a part on the origin. simplifies downstream operations such as Mirroring promotes the use of symmetry…

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Winners for the Javelin Earth Week contest

Lauren Murdoch: GreenPrint software                                                            http://www.printgreener.com/enterprise.html Scott Durksen: Carpooling parking spots Jeremy Jobin: “stylish” recycle and compost bin Congratulations to all the Winners &  thanks to all who participated

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