Articles by: Nadeem Akhtar

Nadeem Akhtar is a PDM Applications Analyst based in the Javelin Oakville Head Office.

How to manually install the SOLIDWORKS PDM Microsoft Office Add-in

Microsoft Office Add-in

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional includes a Microsoft Office Add-in for Excel, Word and PowerPoint that allows you to perform vault operations on documents opened in the Office application. Normally you would select the Microsoft Office add-in (Microsoft Office Integration) option during the client installation if Office…

Read More...

How to change user name to full name in SOLIDWORKS PDM

In SOLIDWORKS PDM, the user name can be changed to full name displayed in the “Checked Out By” column. This can be completed on any client machine. Login to the vault in SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration tool as Admin Right-click on Users tab and select Settings……

Read More...

Configuring the SOLIDWORKS PDM Print Task

SOLIDWORKS PDM Print Task

In SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, you can configure the Print task provided by the SOLIDWORKS Task Add-in to specify the computer, printer, and print settings to use. The Print task can be configured to run silently when executed or a user who initiates the task can…

Read More...

How to Monitor Tasks in SOLIDWORKS PDM

SOLIDWORKS PDM Monitor Tasks

Use the Task List dialog box in SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration to monitor tasks and view information about completed tasks. To monitor tasks: Expand Tasks and double-click Task List In the Task List dialog box, under Pending tasks, view tasks that are executing or waiting to…

Read More...

How to search files checked out by SOLIDWORKS PDM users

It is often important for users to locate files they have checked out to themselves. These files should be checked in regularly. To help find those files, the search engine allows for the checked out criteria to be searched on. The Checked in/out tab allows…

Read More...

What does the SOLIDWORKS PDM File Compare function do?

In this tech tip I’ll describe what the SOLIDWORKS PDM File Comparison function is and how it works: This function can compare two different versions of a file. It can be performed by going to the ‘History’ of the file and multi-select versions of a…

Read More...

How to prevent a user from accidentally moving a folder in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault

Is there a setting in SOLIDWORKS PDM to prevent a user from accidentally moving a folder in a vault? The following steps can be used to prevent a user from accidentally moving a folder in the vault because of a ‘lack of permission’ by disabling…

Read More...

How to manually update SOLIDWORKS Toolbox in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault

Before you manually update SOLIDWORKS Toolbox in SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault, first ensure there is a full recent back up of the file vault database and archive. Next make sure that all the Toolbox parts are not checked out or in use by any currently checked out…

Read More...

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Client Installation

The SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard installation consists of three components, SQL Express, PDM Server and the SOLIDWORKS PDM Clients. In this post we will cover a SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Client Installation. The SQL Express and PDM Server installation were covered in a previous post. Installing the PDM…

Read More...