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How to search files checked out by SOLIDWORKS PDM users

In the SOLIDWORKS PDM Complete Search card, files can be searched using user information. Under Checked in/out tab 'Only display files checked out by:' shows a list of user names....

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal vs Body Convert Part Creation Method

In this article I am going to make a very basic sheet metal box with two different creation techniques to determine which is more efficient, delivers more accurate results, and...
SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Migration

How to prepare for a SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or Professional migration (for Workgroup PDM users)

With the introduction of SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard in 2016, the popular but outdated SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM started to be phased-out, and SOLIDWORKS 2017 SP5 was the latest version to include...
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New Log Out Option in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 is more convenient

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 SP2, we have an additional more convenient method to log out of and verify who we're logged in as: New log...

Designing 90° Sheet Metal HVAC Duct – Advanced Tip 2

In part 4 of my making a Sheet Metal Duct guide, I showed how to get the best material yield. Today I'm going to show you how to add etch...
Permanently Delete a User - Still There

How to Permanently Delete a SOLIDWORKS PDM User

When a new SOLIDWORKS PDM User is created in the vault, the user is stored in both the database and the registry on the archive server.  When a user is...

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Adjusting Virtual Memory (Windows Pagefile) for increased SOLIDWORKS Performance

A kin to the article that our teammate Josh Carrier wrote, back in 2010, I thought it high time we review the process of how to increase virtual memory on...
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How to pass the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Exam with help from MySolidWorks & Subscription Service

Did you know that if you are a SOLIDWORKS customer who has an active Subscription Service contract, you have access to MySolidWorks Standard, which includes preparation materials designed to help you become a Certified...
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SOLIDWORKS Tutorial: Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats [VIDEO]

Many people get confused when it comes to creating custom Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats in SOLIDWORKS.  It's not as straight forward as Part and Assembly templates due to the...