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Nadeem Akhtar

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

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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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…

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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…

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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…

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While navigating in SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View my Mouse Pointer Jumps around?

If the mouse pointer jumps around when navigating through folders in SOLIDWORKS PDM vault view, you can deselect the option to snap in mouse properties. When the option is selected, the pointer will jump from the folder or file you click on to an ambiguous…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Hide When Sibling Parallel Transition is Chosen

What does the option “Hide when sibling parallel transition is chosen” do in SOLIDWORKS PDM? This option hides transitions after a commitment is made to enter a parallel transition. In other words if there are two or more parallel transitions that can be chosen from…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Transition Notification Warning

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, for transitions that include dynamic notifications, you receive a warning if you have not selected a user or group to receive a notification. Previously in SOLIDWORKS PDM, if you submit a file through a transition with dynamic notification and if…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Performance Improvements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Performance

The increased performance of SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 makes your day-to-day use faster than ever before. You no longer have to wait for file contents and their details to load to browse to a sub-folder. You can toggle between Bill of Materials, Contains, or Where Used…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Browsing Performance Improvements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Performance Improvements

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 the performance of browsing in the PDM vault view has increased. SOLIDWORKS PDM now loads the data in the background, which improves the browsing responsiveness. From generic file browsing to looking up file references and accessing details the improved performance…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Scale Paper Size in Print Task

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 is an option to scale the paper size in Print Task. When configuring the Print task, you can select “Scale to fit” or “Scale”. When you select “Scale”, you can select “Allow the user to change the scale” to let the users change the…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Web2 Version Comment

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Web2, we have the ability to view version comments in the data card of a file. When a file is selected in the SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2, under Data Card, in the detail section of the data card, version comment of…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Add-in Performance Improvements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Performance Improvements

In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 the performance of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Add-in has improved significantly. Enhancements include the following: The SOLIDWORKS PDM task pane tree refreshes faster and the commands in the SOLIDWORKS PDM toolbar are correctly enabled in the task pane instantaneously when you select…

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