Articles by: Samir Lohmann

Samir Lohmann is a certified SOLIDWORKS PDM specialist. He has worked with different engineering data management systems since 1999 and helped hundreds of companies since then. He started working with SOLIDWORKS PDM in 2008 and is a member of the Javelin team since 2016.

How to fix a ‘File not found’ error when exporting a CEX file from the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration Tool

SOLIDWORKS PDM administrators may want to save their vault settings as a CEX file for a number of reasons; for instance, to create a sandbox vault or to provide it to Technical Support. Our exporting SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault Settings article contains a series of steps…

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The SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault Structure and Backup best practices

SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault

If you are an IT professional who supports a SOLIDWORKS PDM installation, you already know that it has many features that enable the Engineering department to design their products faster and better; but from a purely IT perspective, it is a specialized file repository –…

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How to prepare for a SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or Professional migration (for Workgroup PDM users)

SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Migration

With the introduction of SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard in 2016, the popular but outdated SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM started to be phased-out, and SOLIDWORKS 2017 SP5 was the latest version to include it. As of version 2018, companies have the choice of either migrating to SOLIDWORKS PDM…

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Why can’t I send a Record to a Process in SOLIDWORKS Manage?

No process

When setting up a new process in SOLIDWORKS Manage, for instance, an Engineering Change Process to be used by a certain object type, it is common to see the screen below when trying to send your record to the new process. The drop-down is empty…

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Working offline during a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault Maintenance

SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault Maintenance

Overview During a SOLIDWORKS PDM vault maintenance, such as a migration or implementation of a server, a performance audit, or during an upgrade, users may need to work offline for a certain period of time, while the vault is being serviced. Sometimes, it is also…

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Can I get a new revision number for a file in SOLIDWORKS PDM prior to making my changes?

SOLIDWORKS PDM revision number default workflow

A common question that we are asked during SOLIDWORKS PDM implementations is what the correct transitions in the workflow are to increment the revision number of CAD files; should the SOLIDWORKS PDM revision number be created before or after the modification is done? SOLIDWORKS PDM…

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