SOLIDWORKS PDM

Tips and Techniques for SOLIDWORKS PDM Users and Administrators

SOLIDWORKS PDM Error 2709: The specific Component name not found in Component table

This SOLIDWORKS PDM Error 2709 commonly occurs when using the standalone installer [SOLIDWORKS installation folder]\SWPDMClient\Setup.exe to install the PDM Client software. To resolve this issue on the client computer, install both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015 Redistributable packages located in folders: [SOLIDWORKS Installation folder]\PreReqs\(VCRedist9,…

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Setting the SQL Server Agent to start automatically for SOLIDWORKS PDM

SQL Server Agent

As part of our best practices, it’s imperative to routinely check that good backups are being captured, and database maintenance is being complete.  If you find these scheduled actions aren’t completing, the first step of troubleshooting will be to manually complete an action for the SQL Server Agent from within the SQL Server Management Studio;…

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Upgrading SOLIDWORKS Toolbox within SOLIDWORKS PDM

If your SOLIDWORKS Toolbox is stored within the vault, you have the option to manually upgrade it, or my preferred method is to use the Installation Manager as I’ve outlined here: How to upgrade SOLIDWORKS Toolbox using the Installation Manager In this scenario, the upgrade is complete on the server using the PDM Upgrade Checklist,…

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Adjusting SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Replication Performance

By default within a replicated SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional environment, 10 files are replicated per transfer to the target server(s) during scheduled replication.  If you’re experiencing bottlenecks or low bandwidth; it’s a good idea to reduce this number, or, if you have available bandwidth; the number of files can be increased to speed up replication. This…

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Are Windows Explorer toolbar buttons missing in your SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View?

In the Windows Explorer SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View, toolbar buttons can be used for quick access to various commands. If toolbar buttons are missing inside your vault view, check to see if the SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault has been placed in “Offline Mode”. Only the “View File” button is available during “Offline Mode”. Select Tools >…

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How to filter the Windows Event Viewer Logs to help resolve problems

I won’t lie, this article is a bit self-serving as I hope it will be used to shrink the amount of information I have to review when I’m helping customers, but learning how to filter information in Windows Event Viewer logs will be helpful if you are trying to resolve a variety of system problems….

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How to switch SOLIDWORKS PDM to Offline Mode using the Windows Registry

SOLIDWORKS PDM Offline Mode

Working offline within SOLIDWORKS PDM is a great option if you want to bring work home on your laptop, or if there is maintenance being performed on the vault and there’s no access to the server.  In a perfect world, you’ve remembered to switch into offline mode ahead of losing access, but if you’re forgetful…

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What is the cost of SOLIDWORKS Data Management?

SOLIDWORKS Data Management Cost

In this article and related videos we compare the different data management solutions available from DS SOLIDWORKS and the cost required to implement and maintain the system. How much is a lack of Data Management costing your business? What does a Data Management system do? Pros and Cons of DS SOLIDWORKS Data Management Systems Return…

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SOLIDWORKS Data Management Solutions

SOLIDWORKS Data Management Solutions

In this demonstration session from our recent virtual tech conference we’ll take a look at the suite of data management solutions from DS SOLIDWORKS.  No matter your company size or process complexity there is a solution designed for you. Watch the playlist below to learn more: Data Management Solutions Covered in this demonstration are on-premise…

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