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How can Toolbox Parts that has been checked into PDM as Revision Managed be Changed to Non-Revision Managed?

If a Toolbox part was checked into a Workgroup PDM vault with option ‘allow check-in of documents’ checked under the Standard Libraries tab of the VaultAdmin Tool. That part will...
Link to Property

How to edit SOLIDWORKS Drawing Notes that are linked to File Properties

As you may know, SOLIDWORKS linked drawing notes can be connected to the file properties of the drawing and/or components.  After inserting a note, click the "Link to Property" button...
EPDM – What you Need to Know when Using Update References to Fix Broken References

EPDM – What you Need to Know when Using Update References to Fix Broken References

File references can be broken when files are renamed, moved, or deleted. Starting with SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2011, you can use the new Update References command to repair the broken...
EPDM – What does “The docfile has been corrupted” message mean???

EPDM – What does “The docfile has been corrupted” message mean???

There can be many causes for this.  One known cause is attempting to save over the network to a NAS or SANS device while exceeding the disk space allowance. If...

EPDM – Cannot Delete Client Vault View!?

If being logged in as the user or an administrator will not allow you remove the view, the problem could be due to the desktop.ini file missing or having incorrect...
Fig. 1 - Align Sketch Tool

Heads or Tails in Sketch Orientation

I love the SolidWorks Forum (, not only for being a great learning tool, but also for the brainstorming sessions that take place in most of the threads. For me...

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SOLIDWORKS Performance

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...
Certified SOLIDWORKS CSWA Associate Badge

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...
SolidWorks drawing template & Sheet Format

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...