SOLIDWORKS PDM

Tips and Techniques for SOLIDWORKS PDM Users and Administrators

Setting the path for eDrawings in SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration

SOLIDWORKS PDM can work with different viewers to preview files within a vault. For SOLIDWORKS files, eDrawings is the default viewer. During the Installation of SOLIDWORKS PDM or SOLIDWORKS, eDrawings can be installed at the same time. During the installation of SOLIDWORKS PDM, the default location for the eDrawings viewer is noted within the PDM…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020 PDM Menu Integration

A great addition in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020 is the new SOLIDWORKS PDM menu.  This menu provides better integration between Visualize and your data management tools. The menu will become active when a file stored in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional vault is opened in Visualize (this functionality is not currently available for SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard). Now,…

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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 a user/group was not selected to receive the notification, there…

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How to Work Offline with SOLIDWORKS PDM

SOLIDWORKS PDM Working Offline

Working with SOLIDWORKS PDM, there will be times where connectivity to the server is unavailable. This could happen while working remotely for example, or while the vault is undergoing maintenance such as an upgrade, a server move, or a migration. To prepare your SOLIDWORKS PDM vault for working offline: Check in active files to ensure…

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Use keyboard shortcuts to access searches in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

SOLIDWORKS PDM keyboard shortcuts

There have been lots of enhancements added to the search function within SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, like the new Quick Search and the ability to search multiple variables.  Another enhancement I’m a big fan of, are the keyboard shortcuts we can use to access the search functionality quickly while within explorer; Last Used Integrated Search Card…

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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 – a vault. This article will help you understand its structure,…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Engineering Change Request made easy with Javelin ECR Module

Over the years, many customers have asked us to help them manage their engineering changes requests (ECR) and automate their workflows. This means a lot of different things depending on who you talk with. But typically, It is a very linear process that affects many different departments. And a lot of steps can be forgotten….

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Using Search Operators and Wildcards in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

SOLIDWORKS PDM Search Operators

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, when performing a complete search, you can now use Search Operators and Wildcards such as “AND”, “OR”, or “NOT” separated by a space. From previous releases, we know that you can refine your search using various parameters including file name, description, etc. But, what if you don’t know EXACTLY what…

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Reorder Columns in Search Results with SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

solidworks pdm search columns

Whether you’ve just created your vault view and added files into your vault, or if you’re a long time user of PDM. New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, you now have the capability to reorder columns right in your search window and have that change automatically saved into the Administration tool! When first doing a search…

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