SOLDIWORKS PDM Professional

How to Remove a Replicated SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server

When retiring a replicated archive server within SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional it’s important to use the recommended steps to ensure all replication information in the database for the server will be removed, along with any archives. CRITICAL: This operation is destructive.  It is imperative that good vault…

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How to Configure the SOLIDWORKS PDM Local HOSTS file to resolve the Server Name

By default, the SOLIDWORKS PDM client is set to use server name, which via DNS lookup will resolve the IP number and communicate with the server.  In a perfect world, the DNS server configuration will resolve quickly and not cause any issues, but this isn’t…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Convert Task Execution Method

SOLIDWORKS PDM Execution Method

Within SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, when creating a task after selecting which computers can support the task, we have 3 options for the execution method; Let the system choose the computers to execute the task Prompt the user to choose a computer when the task is…

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How to add a Zoom To Fit command to the SOLIDWORKS PDM Convert Task

Zoom To Fit command applied to the screen

The SOLIDWORKS PDM convert task, opens the model, and completes a save as PDF.  If the last save of the model was zoomed out, it can result in an excess of empty space, as shown in the example below: With a small edit to the…

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Using SOLIDWORKS PDM from home during COVID-19 shutdowns

Using SOLIDWORKS PDM remotely

This using SOLIDWORKS PDM remotely article is part of a series aimed at helping you to continue working during the impacts caused by COVID-19. For more information related to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software licensing options during this time, please see the comprehensive article from my…

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Resolving Issues With Re-Attaching SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault Views

If you have had to remove and re-attach a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View on a client computer, you can sometimes encounter an odd Status value which will block you from being able to complete the process of recreating the view:  “Attached; Missing Information“. This is…

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