SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

Learn about the enhancements in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020 PDM Menu Integration

A great addition in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020 is the new SOLIDWORKS PDM menu.  This menu provides better integration between Visualize and your data management tools. The menu will become active when a file stored in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional vault is opened in Visualize (this…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Transition Notification Warning

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, for transitions that include dynamic notifications, you receive a warning if you have not selected a user or group to receive a notification. Previously in SOLIDWORKS PDM, if you submit a file through a transition with dynamic notification and if…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 SQL Server Requirements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 SQL Server Requirements

Starting with SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, the SQL Server running the vault database will need to be upgraded to at least SQL Server 2014 SP3. This applies to both SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional (running SQL Standard) and SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard (running SQL Express). You can check which…

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Use keyboard shortcuts to access searches in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

SOLIDWORKS PDM keyboard shortcuts

There have been lots of enhancements added to the search function within SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, like the new Quick Search and the ability to search multiple variables.  Another enhancement I’m a big fan of, are the keyboard shortcuts we can use to access the search…

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Using Search Operators and Wildcards in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

SOLIDWORKS PDM Search Operators

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, when performing a complete search, you can now use Search Operators and Wildcards such as “AND”, “OR”, or “NOT” separated by a space. From previous releases, we know that you can refine your search using various parameters including file name,…

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Reorder Columns in Search Results with SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

solidworks pdm search columns

Whether you’ve just created your vault view and added files into your vault, or if you’re a long time user of PDM. New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, you now have the capability to reorder columns right in your search window and have that change automatically…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Performance Improvements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Performance

The increased performance of SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 makes your day-to-day use faster than ever before. You no longer have to wait for file contents and their details to load to browse to a sub-folder. You can toggle between Bill of Materials, Contains, or Where Used…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Browsing Performance Improvements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Performance Improvements

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 the performance of browsing in the PDM vault view has increased. SOLIDWORKS PDM now loads the data in the background, which improves the browsing responsiveness. From generic file browsing to looking up file references and accessing details the improved performance…

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How to use the new Quick Search option in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

SOLIDWORKS PDM Quick Search

With the greatly anticipated Quick Search feature added in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, users have a quick and convenient way to search favorite variables directly from within Windows Explorer.  We can even use AND, OR, and NOT Operators to define searches with more accuracy, returning efficient…

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