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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 scale at the run time.

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Quick Search Variable Lists

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 File Explorer’s quick search can now be customized for searching for variables in SOLIDWORKS PDM. To do this, a custom quick search variable list must first be configured in the PDM Administration tool: Launch the Administration tool and log into your vault. Expand the Lists node Right click on Quick…

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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 the file is included.

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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 a file. The data in the task pane tree loads…

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Installing SQL Server Express and the Management Studio

SQL Server Express

The SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is an integral component for administrating SOLIDWORKS PDM, as it allows us to maintain and capture backups of the database.  When installing a new instance of SQL Express for PDM Standard via the installation manager, the management studio is not included and requires a separate download and install.  In…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Child Reference State Conditions

Child Reference State Conditions - Complete

In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 we have the ability to define child reference state conditions, to prevent parent files from being transitioned before all the requirements are met.  In the example we’re going to use in this article, we’ve got the parent assembly; Light.SLDASM and we want to ensure that the assembly doesn’t get transitioned through…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Resize dialog boxes

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 dialog boxes for the following nodes are customizable and can be resized: Edit Variable Serial Number Indexing Settings Cold Storage Schema Data Import/Export File Type Properties Customizable Columns BOM Dispatch Edit Template To resize the dialog boxes, the process is very similar to that of Windows Explorer — hover the…

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Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

Installing Microsoft SQL Server

In this article we will look at installing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard, which ships with the SOLIDWORKS installation media disks (not the downloadable installation file set). SQL Server 2014 Standard must be installed before SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional can be installed. SQL Server 2014 should be installed on a compatible server. The recommendations made in…

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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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