Articles by: Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a Data Management Applications Expert based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 Web2 Upload and Download Enhancements

With the new enhanced, redesigned version of SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 Web2, we can now upload and download complete file sets with ease. SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 Upload a complete file set Select the destination folder + > Check In File Structure Select the local folder containing the files to upload Click Upload Review the check-in dialog Select…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage 2019 Update PDM Variables

In SOLIDWORKS Manage 2019, we can update PDM variables within Manage, giving us full control of our documents in one place. How to update SOLIDWORKS Manage PDM Variables Start Manage and open the Administration Options… Structures > Documents & Records Select the PDM Object > Edit From the SOLIDWORKS PDM Configuration Wizard select the Fields screen Select the Field…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage 2019 Change PDM State Process

In SOLIDWORKS Manage 2019 we can initiate a PDM transition of a file via a process within Manage, giving us full control of our documents in one place. How to create a SOLIDWORKS Manage Change PDM State Process Start Manage and open the Administration Options… Structures > Processes Select the process to modify and select Edit From the…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage 2019 Thumbnail Images

It’s even easier in SOLIDWORKS Manage 2019, to find the files you’re looking for with the addition of SOLIDWORKS Manage Thumbnail Images.  These previews include all SOLIDWORKS file types (sldprt, slddrw and sldasm) and have been added to key locations such as the main grid and BOM view within manage. SOLIDWORKS Manage Thumbnail Images in the…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage 2019 List of Recent Documents

New for SOLIDWORKS 2019 release, SOLIDWORKS Manage Recent Documents are now listed in the Dashboard and Shortcuts Panel making it easier to access all your favorite documents SOLIDWORKS Manage Recent Documents in the Dashboard The Dashboard panel provides a list of the recent documents as shown in the figure below: SOLIDWORKS Manage Recent Documents in…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 Redesigned in SOLIDWORKS 2019

SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 has undergone a complete redesign for SOLIDWORKS 2019, creating an enhanced more responsive system, with a focus on improved user experience resulting in the most powerful version of the tool yet. Some of my favorite new enhancements are: Navigation Bar The navigation bar allows users to quickly access different folders using breadcrumbs; Action Bar…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 Drawing Selection Option During State Change

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019, we have the option: Do not select references that are defined as drawing nodes during state change.  Previously we only had the option: Do not mark referenced files when changing state and couldn’t specify to only exclude drawings. By default this setting is disabled, to enable it; Administration Tool > Users/Groups >…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 Inspection Integration

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019, we now have additional integration with SOLIDWORKS Inspection.  This integration includes: SOLIDWORKS PDM Ribbon We can now access PDM features, directly within Inspection such as; Check-Out Check-In Change State Get Version, Get Latest Search File Reference Handling SOLIDWORKS PDM will automatically create the references for inspection files and update the Contains…

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