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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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How to Backup the SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server Settings

The SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server Settings backup should be completed as part of your regular Backup Process, but it’s also a good practice to be run ahead of any major procedures such as an migration or upgrade.  It’s straight forward to configure and can be scheduled to complete automatically. Important! The archive server settings backup utility…

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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 tabs without delay while the data loads in the background….

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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 of SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 makes your day-to-day experience more efficient….

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade Checklist

SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade Checklist

If you are planning on upgrading to the latest release of PDM then make sure you follow our SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade Checklist below: NOTE: Need to upgrade SOLIDWORKS? Then check out our SOLIDWORKS Upgrade Checklist Prepare (Recommended 1 week before upgrade) Download the full installation file set through a Customer Portal account (~10GB) http://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/2011/10/sw-customer-portal/ > ‘Downloads…

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