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Copy Tree Dynamic Variable Values in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018

One of my favorite enhancements in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 is a new option to use dynamic values when updating Variables while performing a Copy Tree.  In the past, this functionality only allowed Administrators to either clear values or set static values for Variables in files…

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How to set 7-zip as the File Archiver For SOLIDWORKS PDM Copy Tree

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Copy Tree Feature.  It have many benefits, especially when compared to Pack and Go.   WinZip is the default archive utility for Copy Tree but we have the ability to configure that to 7-zip via the…

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Automatically clearing Copy Tree data variables in SOLIDWORKS PDM

An existing file set can be duplicated, perhaps to be re-used as a starting point for a new project, within the SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault using the Copy Tree command. However an issue that may come up is that the source files that the Copy Tree…

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Using Pack and Go Vs Copy Tree with SOLIDWORKS PDM

One question that we often receive from users who have begun using SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional is whether to use Pack and Go or Copy Tree when copying files? Our answer is quite simple, if your files are located in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault…DON’T USE PACK…

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