Articles by: Nadeem Akhtar

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

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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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……

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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…

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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…

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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…

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