SOLIDWORKS PDM

Tips and Techniques for SOLIDWORKS PDM Users and Administrators

List all Logged In SOLIDWORKS PDM Users

Using the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional search tool, we can complete a search to list all logged in users. Importing the Users Search Card Via the Administration Tool; open the card editor; Select File > Import Navigate to the client installation files and select all(Search Complete)_gb.crd for English Select > Open Default location of the client install files is; C:\Program…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Reorganize Index Process

EPDM Reorganize

SOLIDWORKS PDM Reorganize Index or Rebuild can increase performance on a fragmented database. If fragmentation is between 10 – 30% then Reorganize is recommended, when above 30% a Rebuild would be best. For fragmentation values lower than 10%, or for smaller databases, Reorganize and Rebuild may not increase performance. The SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base article S-061702 offers a query to find…

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How to Set up Revision Tables in SOLIDWORKS PDM

In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018, the much-anticipated Revision Tables integration was added, and we can now automatically add table rows with updated variable values via a workflow transition or the Set Revision command.  In this article, we’re going to look at the basic set up of this feature to automatically update the Revision Table via a workflow…

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Working with Autodesk Inventor Files in SOLIDWORKS PDM

SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect Inventor Files

In order for Autodesk Inventor files to be managed in SOLIDWORKS PDM, the client system needs to have either the full Inventor application or the Inventor Viewer installed. The reason for this, is that the Inventor files are read/written to, using the Inventor API. The Inventor viewer, Inventor View, can be downloaded from the Autodesk…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Major and Minor Revision Numbering System

In this article, we are going to look at how to implement a SOLIDWORKS PDM Revision Numbering System, that incorporates both minor and major revisions. Review our previous article for a complete guide to increment a revision number via a workflow How to create a SOLIDWORKS PDM Revision Numbering System for major and minor revisions For…

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Is the SOLIDWORKS PDM Convert Task crashing Windows Explorer?

SOLIDWORKS PDM Convert Task

Is the SOLIDWORKS PDM Convert Task crashing Windows Explorer? Did you recently perform an upgrade on a SOLIDWORKS PDM client? See below for a possible explanation: In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017, when client machines were upgraded to a newer PDM version, it was still possible to run the SOLIDWORKS PDM Convert task but the new features…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Microsoft Office Outlook No Default Mail Client Error

Are you receiving a Microsoft Office Outlook / SOLIDWORKS PDM No Default Mail Client Error while previewing files in the vault? Why am I receiving this SOLIDWORKS PDM No Default Mail Client Error? SOLIDWORKS PDM uses eDrawings to preview files, and within eDrawings, there’s functionality that sends performance emails.  Essentially; eDrawings is trying to access Outlook…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM could not find the Standards Database?

If SOLIDWORKS Toolbox is managed by SOLIDWORKS PDM then the swbrowser.sldedb Toolbox file must be cached locally and users must be able to access it. Here are some questions and answers to help you troubleshoot a SOLIDWORKS PDM Standards Database Error: Could not find the Standards database ‘C:\\\lang\english\swbrowser.sldedb’ Are Toolbox Files Cached Locally? First ensure…

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