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Project Management is made easy with SOLIDWORKS Manage Software

Project Management with SOLIDWORKS Manage

SOLIDWORKS® Manage provides a unique set of advanced data management and project management tools. This is accomplished by leveraging the file management capabilities and ease of use of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and adding powerful project, process, and item management capabilities. Watch our demonstration video filmed at SOLIDWORKS World for an overview of SOLIDWORKS Manage. Learn how the Project Management tools will help you to manage project timelines, resources, processes, and advanced items. We explore the functionality that makes SOLIDWORKS Manage a powerhouse for project-related tasks from BOM management to process control. Distributed Project Management SOLIDWORKS Manage takes the place of the separate disconnected tools that an organization might use to manage engineering resources and processes. It is compatible with many existing tools, and works to more efficiently and effectively maintain the integrity of enterprise information. With SOLIDWORKS Manage, organizations can now plan each stage of a project, assign resources and tasks, and attach required documentation…

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How to handle Duplicate BOM Line Items in SOLIDWORKS Manage

For situations where instances of an item contain variants, such as colour or finish, Duplicate Line Items can be added to a SOLIDWORKS Manage BOM. Before thus can be done though, the Duplicate Line Item functionality must first be enabled by the SOLIDWORKS Manage Administrator. This is done from Administrative Options. Next edit an Object, by right-clicking on it or double-clicking it. From the Object’s Properties, select the BOM tab and Edit the BOM In the SOLIDWORKS Manage BOM Properties select the ‘Other Options’ tab and check ‘Allow duplicate part numbers’. When a user is editing a BOM variant associated with the Object, Duplicate Line will be available from the right-click mouse menu.

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Adjusting the SOLIDWORKS Manage Bill of Materials Performance

SOLIDWORKS Manage BOM Level

To increase SOLIDWORKS Manage performance when a large BOM of Record is selected for the first time, an administrator can specify the number of BOM levels that will be loaded. To do this select Administration Options.   Next from the Advanced options, select the General and click on the BOM tab. The Number of Levels can be specified for View and Edit Mode.

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How to add Custom Information to a SOLIDWORKS Balloon

When adding a SOLIDWORKS balloon to a Drawing there is an option to show the quantity of the part. This a great way to give the reader additional information quickly, but what if you want to show other model details in the balloon, for instance the length or material? There is no readily available option, but we can link the desired properties to notes to make it happen! Why would we want to do this in the first place? Sure, I can just add a note and manually type in the length, but if there were any changes to the model or balloon position, that information would not be captured, so we need a way to link the values to the notes as well. In this example, we will be working with the base frame of a shed & the associated weldment cut list. We would like to show the length of…

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What are the SOLIDWORKS Routing Component Grouping BOM Properties?

SOLIDWORKS Routing Component Grouping BOM Properties are a number of options in the Bill of Materials Property Manager which are specific to SOLIDWORKS Routing: Show only routing Components in BOM: will exclude components that are not part of a route, from the BOM. Group pipes or tubes with same diameter and schedule: will combine tubes that match this criteria, into a single line item. Group spool components: will list Spools as separate entries in the BOM. If Spools are not Grouped, the Spool Reference will be displayed on the row, of the referenced component Display units: will add units to any column, that displays a measured value.

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How to add Slope to a SOLIDWORKS Routing BOM

SOLIDWORKS Routing Pipe Slope can be easily added to a Route and the information pertaining to the Pipe Slope can be displayed in the associated Route BOM. The first step is to define the Pipe Slope. This can be done by picking Add Slope from the Piping tab, of the Command Manager or from the right-mouse menu. Defining the Slope consists of identifying the Slope Segments, the Slope Direction, the Start Point for the Slope and the magnitude of Slope. In the Route BOM, after inserting a Column or Editing a Column, the Route Property Slope, can be associated with that column. Note: a Route Assembly must be saved as an external file before the BOM information can be extracted.

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How to add Spool References to a SOLIDWORKS Routing BOM

SOLIDWORKS Routing Spool References

SOLIDWORKS Routing Spool References are defined in a Route Assembly and can be referenced in the Route Assembly BOM. The first step is to Define a Spool. The Define Spools command is available from the SOLIDWORKS Command Manager Piping menu. Once defined, the Spool will be listed under the Route Assembly, in the SOLIDWORKS Feature Manager. By double-clicking a BOM column, the Route Property, Spool Reference, can be linked to that column. This will display all Spools, that are defined in the Route Assembly. By selecting Group Spool Components in the BOM properties, Spools can be displayed as separate items. NOTE: It is important to understand that a Spool is NOT a sub-assembly. A Spool is a reference shared between a selected number of components that are part of a Route Assembly

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Make your Tables Pop with the Cell Border Thickness Feature in SOLIDWORKS 2019

When it comes time to create drawing documentation for large and complex assemblies, we are often met with SOLIDWORKS tables that reflects that. So, it can be daunting for end users to sift through drawings trying to find corresponding part information. That is why with the launch of SOLIDWORKS 2019, there is a new SOLIDWORKS Table Cell Border thickness feature. Let’s see how it works! Setting Up Line Thickness for your SOLIDWORKS Tables Once we have generated our SOLIDWORKS tables, it’s time to customize the cell thickness. We will start by highlighting the cells where we want to apply the line thickness. We then select the Border Edit button located in the formatting ribbon. From here we can move the mouse over the lines we want to edit, then click to get the drop down menu. After a bit of editing, we have a table that is much easier to…

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