Javelin / TriMech Author

Nadeem Akhtar

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

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Web2 Check In File Structure Dialog Box

Check In File Structure Dialog Box

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Web2, when you drag a folder or file to the file list, the Check in File Structure dialog box opens automatically. Learn more about SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 enhancements in the video below:

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How to use SOLIDWORKS PDM Export Rules for Bill of Materials (BOM)

Is there a way to export specific BOM (Computed BOM or CAD BOM) using SOLIDWORKS PDM export rules? An ability to only export activated BOMs is presented. You should activate specific BOM in Bill of materials Tab in SOLIDWORKS PDM Explorer and turn the flag…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Web2 File History Tab

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Web2 we have the history tab available to view the history of files. Web2 lets you see a read-only view of a file’s history. When a file is selected for details, the History tab is available as shown below: Web2…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Web2 Bill of Materials

SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 BOM

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Web2 you now have the ability to see a read-only view of the Bill of Materials. The large screen layout – BOMs: In the large screen layout, the Bill of Materials tab is available in the file detail view. It…

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What is the function of the activated option in the SOLIDWORKS PDM BOM tab?

The function of the checkbox in the SOLIDWORKS PDM BOM tab is to activate a computed bill of materials (BOM) in order to show it in the bill of materials view (Explorer > PDM menu > Display > Show Bill of Materials). This flag is…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Web2 Download with References

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Web2 Download with References list

The need to access data online continues to increase. The Web2 client of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2020 delivers expanded capabilities to answer this growing need. When you want to download any PDM data, a new Download with References page provides options to help ensure you’re…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View Grey Folder and Local Files

A SOLIDWORKS PDM folder or file showing up in a grey colour indicates that a local folder or local file existed in your local file vault view, but not in the PDM vault itself. When you browse through folders and work with files in the…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM User and Group Cache Options

What is the difference in the user and group cache options ‘Clear cache during logout’ and ‘Refresh cache during login’ found in SOLIDWORKS PDM permissions? At first glance these two options seem to accomplish the same task, but there are major differences between the two….

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Cache Options for SOLIDWORKS Toolbox

In SOLIDWORKS PDM there are options that can automatically handle how files are cached. These options are available for both the User and Group Properties. Here is how you can automatically get the latest cache of SOLIDWORKS Toolbox files managed in a SOLIDWORKS PDM vault…

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How to Manage SOLIDWORKS Toolbox in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault

When SOLIDWORKS PDM is used to manage SOLIDWORKS Toolbox, it can perform several automated functions: Adding missing Toolbox components to the vault Creating references between Toolbox components and SOLIDWORKS assemblies Check out and in Toolbox components and creating new versions of Toolbox components To setup…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Toolbox Integration

The recommended SOLIDWORKS PDM Toolbox Integration is to add a Windows registry option to automatically force caching of the latest version of SOLIDWORKS Toolbox references on open when Toolbox is managed in SOLIDWORKS PDM. This override ensures that the latest version of a Toolbox reference…

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How to add SOLIDWORKS PDM Toolbar Buttons to Windows Explorer

In the SOLIDWORKS PDM vault view, toolbar buttons can be added for users and groups to give quick access to various commands. In Administration tool > Expand Users > Right-click the user and select Settings Select the Toolbar tab > Add the button from the…

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Why are Blue Folders being displayed in SOLIDWORKS PDM?

Are you seeing SOLIDWORKS PDM blue folders in your vault view, instead of the standard green colour? If so, this simply means you are working offline and not connected live to the vault server. This happens when you click the Work Offline button on the vault…

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SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Database Wrong Version!

SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Database Wrong Version

If SOLIDWORKS is updated to a later service pack, you may find that SOLIDWORKS Toolbox fails with a message stating that the Toolbox database is “…not the expected version”, thereby preventing it’s use.  The common cause of this is when upgrading to a newer version…

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