PDM

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 Rollback Enhanced to include References

SOLIDWORKS PDM Rollback

The Rollback feature in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 has been enhanced to allow a parent file to be rolled back with its child references and files indicated as sub-parents (such as drawing files) to a previous version, state and revision.  Previously this command could only be performed on individual files and didn’t include referenced files….

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 Web2 Download Permissions

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 Web2 now lets an administrator control download permissions. This is done by modifying the configuration node of the Web.config file.  The Web.config file is located by default, in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\SOLIDWORKSPDM\Web2. The following string denies the user download permissions, <user denyDownload=“true“ name=“No_Soup_For_You“></user> The Admin has…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 Change File Category

SOLIDWORKS PDM change file category

The category associated with a file can now be changed. The admin user can change the category of a checked in file, by selecting Change Category, from the Modify pull-down menu in the local vault view. This will change the Category a file is associated with, not…

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How to Add Custom Columns in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017

SOLIDWORKS PDM Custom Columns

With SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 you can now add a custom column in the Transition and Get dialog boxes. SOLIDWORKS PDM Custom Columns can be added by right-clicking on any column heading and selecting More from the shortcut menu. Or by right-clicking within a dialog box and…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 Windows Explorer Document Preview Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 Preview

There are new enhancements for the SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 Preview Tab in the Windows Explorer Vault view. If eDrawings is being used as the viewer and Display > Options, in the local Vault view, is set to ‘Show Full UI in SOLIDWORKS preview‘… …you can…

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How SOLIDWORKS PDM eliminates the risk of files being overwritten

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Do you ever have trouble coordinating who can work on a SOLIDWORKS file at any given time? Has there been a time where you finally finished your work, saved it and the next time you open the file find out your work has been overwritten?…

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How SOLIDWORKS PDM Reference/Revision Control aids project management

Have you ever spent a lot of time working on a SOLIDWORKS project only to come back later to find out that it has broken or missing file references? Perhaps one of the parts that was inside your assembly has been moved or renamed. A…

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Enabling Compression of SOLIDWORKS PDM Archives to free up hard drive space

An excellent way to free up some hard drive space on your SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server, is to enable compression of the archives. Only older versions of files will be compressed when this option is enabled, the latest version of all files will always be uncompressed…

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Restarting the SOLIDWORKS PDM Database Server Service

The SOLIDWORKS PDM Database Server Service is a helper service that periodically checks the SOLIDWORKS PDM database for any new changes and then acts on these. The service handles operations such as: Automatic notifications XML exports Card list updates Cold Store schedule  Replication schedule Cleaner Service…

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