PDM

Basic Troubleshooting of a Workgroup PDM System – Communication & Ports

As it is the time of year when many engineering and IT groups seek to update their software, we thought it might be nice to share some of our troubleshooting tips when it comes to setting up a Workgroup PDM System. Most of the common issues surrounding a SolidWorks Workgroup PDM installation involve communication.  Anything that blocks communication on the few ports that the workgroup Server uses to communicate will lead to the server not being available to the client systems. Please ensure that the following ports are open in your Server’s firewall and on the client systems: Port #: 80 Port #: 20000 Port #: 30000 Port #: 40000 Another typical occurrence is that the name of the computer hosting the vault has changed…

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Getting Ready to Update your Workgroup PDM Vault

I was recently asked by an IT professional, what they should be doing prior to executing a move or an update of the WPDM vault. (Tips on actually moving your Workgroup Vault may be found at http://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/2012/09/moving-wpdm-vault-to-new-server) If possible have all users attached to the vault check in any files they currently have checked out, this will ensure that everyone’s data remains secure during the move and prepares you for the next step in our list. This second tip is not to be taken lightly, it is a fundamental step to ensuring your data remains safe and secure…………BACKUP YOUR WORKGROUP PDM VAULT DATA! – Which essentially means copying your Vault Data folder to a safe location, or a remote Drive. (Default location C:\VaultData) Ensure all…

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EPDM – Using the Report Generator

The SolidWorks  PDM Report Generator provides the means of querying a SQL Database, without running the query from within SQL Management Studio In order to run Reports, a User or Group, must be granted this permission. This permission is set in SOLIDWORKS PDM Admin, for a User…

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SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Check In Performance

Have you started using SolidWorks Workgroup PDM to manage your files, but are finding that checking files into the vault is taking way too long? This could be being caused by some of the settings you are currently using within Workgroup.  Making a few minor…

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EPDM – Are you backing up your critical data? Here’s how you can be better prepared

Accidental deletions, viruses, hardware failures are just a few things that can damage or destroy your vault data. Without a well structured back-up scheme, recovering data after a calamity can be difficult if not impossible.

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