Articles by: Justin Williams

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

Export Interference Detection Results in SOLIDWORKS 2021

Export Interference Detection - with preview

In SOLIDWORKS 2021 we now have the ability to export Interference Detection Results as a spreadsheet.  This can be useful in scenarios, where you need to compare similar designs, or maybe the analysis further examination outside of SOLIDWORKS. How to Export Interference Detection Results From…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Dark Mode Enhancement

SOLIDWORKS Dark Mode

I’m a big fan of Windows Dark Mode or any app that offers it for that matter.  The darker my screen is the better.  Although SOLIDWORKS does not have an official complete ‘Dark Mode’ option, we can make a few changes to make it more…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Active Window Highlighting

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Active Window Highlighting

If you’re anything like me you can have multiple SOLIDWORKS files open at any one time.  If a command is open on one model it prevents selecting a different window until the command was closed or completed. As a user, this used to slow me…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage Database Debug Log

SOLIDWORKS Manage Database Debug

Using the SOLIDWORKS Manage Database Debug Mode can generate a log file that can be analyzed by your support team, to help expedite the troubleshooting process.  Database debug mode needs to be activated at the user level and the log will store the last 100…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 New Column Configuration Controls

Included with SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, are controls within the columns node, giving more control to customize the view so the content you care about is where it’s needed.   Columns Tab Move to Top/Bottom Allows users to quickly sort the variables, moving them to the…

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What’s required within SOLIDWORKS PDM after a SOLIDWORKS Manage upgrade?

After an upgrade to SOLIDWORKS Manage, there are a few steps required to ensure the new version of the add-in is loaded, and the records between Manage and PDM remain up to date. Step 1: Update the Manage add-in within SOLIDWORKS PDM Open the SOLIDWORKS…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Bill of Materials Options

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, the Bill of Materials (BOM) Options set within SOLIDWORKS will be inherited by the Computed BOM in PDM: Learn what each of the three BOM options provide below: BOM Option: Show Will show the subassembly and all the child components…

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How to perform a synchronization between SOLIDWORKS PDM and SOLIDWORKS Manage

Performing a Synchronization between SOLIDWORKS PDM and Manage

Within SOLIDWORKS Manage, there are scenarios (upgrading, etc) where a manual synchronization of the PDM object is required to ensure everything is up to date between SOLIDWORKS Manage and PDM. How to run a synchronization of a SOLIDWORKS ‘PDM’ object Within SOLIDWORKS Manage; Options >…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Convert Task Execution Method

SOLIDWORKS PDM Execution Method

Within SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, when creating a task after selecting which computers can support the task, we have 3 options for the execution method; Let the system choose the computers to execute the task Prompt the user to choose a computer when the task is…

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