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Using a Configuration based on a SOLIDWORKS PDM Administrative Image Export File

SOLIDWORKS PDM Administrative Image

While I was creating a new SOLIDWORKS PDM vault for another article I was writing, I was about to race through the Configure Vault window, like I normally do. When the oft forgotten ‘Use a configuration based on an administrative image export file’ option caught my eye:…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2017 Installation

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Installation

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional installation for the 2017 release is now carried out through the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager. The installation can be selected from the Installation Manager Welcome page, under Server products as shown in the figure below: On the summary page click on Change to configure the…

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New SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2017 Licenses

With the release of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2017, Dassault Systèmes has introduced two new license models. SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Add-on Licenses The first of these, is SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Add-on Licenses. This license type is ideal for companies who already have Microsoft SQL Server, including…

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How to rename a SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server

If you want to rename SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server, follow these steps to ensure proper functioning of SOLIDWORKS PDM after renaming the server machine. Step 1: Backup and lock access The first step is to ensure you have a recent backup of the archive and the…

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‘The Archive Server connection receive operation timed out’ SOLIDWORKS PDM Error

One or both of the following error messages can occur when a replicated SOLIDWORKS PDM archive is taken offline and registry keys are not updated correctly: To fix this issue, on the archive server, edit the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\ArchiveServer\Vaults\<vaultname> Then either delete the ‘Replicate’ string,…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 Using Variables in the Convert Task Output File Name

A nice new function has been added to the out of the box SOLIDWORKS PDM Convert Task in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2017.  When building the file name for the output file, it is now possible to select Data Card Variables right within the interface. In previous releases…

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Learn the basics of SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration 2017 in an upcoming webinar

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Windows Explorer

Do you need to learn SOLIDWORKS PDM administration? Or want a refresher on administration techniques and vault best practices? Then you should plan to attend one of our training webinars in November or December. Introduction to SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration Training In this webinar we will cover…

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