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Nadeem Akhtar

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

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Client Installation

SOLIDWORKS PDM 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

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How to Switch PDM Vault View Tab Location

Bottom View Tabs (Default Location). PDM Vault view tab

In SOLIDWORKS PDM there are options to change where the tab is located when you login to the PDM vault view. These options are available from the right-click menu. In the local vault view, you can place tabs to the bottom of the window (default…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Error 2709: The specific Component name not found in Component table

This SOLIDWORKS PDM Error 2709 commonly occurs when using the standalone installer [SOLIDWORKS installation folder]\SWPDMClient\Setup.exe to install the PDM Client software. To resolve this issue on the client computer, install both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013,…

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Are Windows Explorer toolbar buttons missing in your SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View?

In the Windows Explorer SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View, toolbar buttons can be used for quick access to various commands. If toolbar buttons are missing inside your vault view, check to see if the SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault has been placed in “Offline Mode”. Only the “View…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Pick Colour for Appearances from External Source

SOLIDWORKS has long been known to have an intuitive and customizable user interface. However, by listening closely to the user base, SOLIDWORKS 2021 comes packed with enhancements that make it even easier to use and more customizable. New in SOLIDWORKS 2021, the colour selection on…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Location of the Hatch Pattern File

New in SOLIDWORKS 2021, you can save the hatch pattern file “sldwks.ptn” in any searchable folder so it is not overwritten when you upgrade SOLIDWORKS. This is useful if you customize the file. By default, the hatch pattern file is saved in a SOLIDWORKS installation folder…

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eDrawings 2021 New Measurement Types

New in eDrawing 2021, measure tool capabilities are increased. The Measure tool can now be used to measure the distance between cylindrical-cylindrical faces and planar-cylindrical faces. The cylindrical-cylindrical face measurement includes the overall center-to-center distance and the three components of the measurement with the flags…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Translated Feature Name Option

Translated SOLIDWORKS Feature Names

New in SOLIDWORKS 2021, you can use a system option to show translated feature names in the FeatureManager design tree. Click Options > System Options > FeatureManager. Select Show translated feature names in FeatureManager tree and select a language. This option replaces the Show Translated…

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eDrawings 2021 Measure & Move now available in Web HTML

New in eDrawings 2021, Web HTML file types now support the Move and Measure tools. The Move feature is only available for assembly (.EASM, .SLDASM) file types. The Measure feature is available for all eDrawings and SOLIDWORKS file formats. To enable the Web HTML file…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 New Colour Scheme Settings

SOLIDWORKS Colour Schemes

In SOLIDWORKS 2021, two new colour scheme options are available in the colour / color settings. Under Colour scheme settings, the Selected Item 5 and Selected Item 6 are added. The selected item colour options are moved to the top of the list. Selected Item…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Performance Improvements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Performance

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 has improved performance of file-based operations such as Add Files, Check-In, Destroy and other operations related to workflows. Improved system performance will help you quickly add, check-in, open, and change state of files with large reference structure. The Add Files operation is…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 File Explorer Enhancements & Keyboard Shortcuts

One of the best features of SOLIDWORKS PDM has been the integration with Windows Explorer. New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, the ribbon control of Microsoft® Windows® File Explorer is available in SOLIDWORKS PDM File Explorer along with new keyboard shortcuts: The file list and the search…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Icon Changes for Workflow States and Transitions

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 has new icons for workflow States and Transitions. The colours and appearance of existing icons are improved as well. The State and Transition icons are broken down into categories that make the selection process easier. In the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration Tool, open…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Quick Access Toolbar

SOLIDWORKS PDM Quick Access Toolbar Administration

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, you can use the Quick Access Toolbar to easily access commonly used commands like check in or check out. To add or remove specific commands to the Quick Access Toolbar, open user or group Settings in the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration…

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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 Office products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint that allows you to perform PDM vault commands on open documents. You can select the Microsoft Office add-in (Microsoft Office Integration) option when installing the SW PDM client…

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