SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration

Is Your SOLIDWORKS PDM SQL Set Up Correctly?

There are a number of Tools that can be used to determine if SQL is set up correctly as described in the SOLIDWORKS PDM / Manage Installation guide. The first two tools are located in the SQL Server Install Center and are located under Tools:…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Licenses – What Do I Need?

SOLIDWORKS PDM Licenses

With SOLIDWORKS PDM, engineers and designers no longer accidentally (or purposefully) step on each others toes while working on a file. With defined workflows, the right person at the right time has access to the file. But how do decide what SOLIDWORKS PDM license is…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM SMTP Notifications using Email Relay

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional has the functionality to configure SOLIDWORKS PDM to send notifications through the default database message system or an SMTP mail server. Whereas SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard supports only the default database message system. But how do we setup the SMTP Server using an Email…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 New Column Configuration Controls

Included with SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, are controls within the columns node, giving more control to customize the view so the content you care about is where it’s needed.   Columns Tab Move to Top/Bottom Allows users to quickly sort the variables, moving them to the…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Quick Access Toolbar

SOLIDWORKS PDM Quick Access Toolbar Administration

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, you can use the Quick Access Toolbar to easily access commonly used commands like check in or check out. To add or remove specific commands to the Quick Access Toolbar, open user or group Settings in the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration…

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Specifying a New License Manager Server Location for SOLIDWORKS PDM

License Manager Server

When server components are moved, in particular, the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager, the path to the new location may need to be defined. This is done from the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration.  To do this, double-click the License node to open it. In the server list,…

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How to change user name to full name in SOLIDWORKS PDM

In SOLIDWORKS PDM, the user name can be changed to full name displayed in the “Checked Out By” column. This can be completed on any client machine. Login to the vault in SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration tool as Admin Right-click on Users tab and select Settings……

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What does the SOLIDWORKS PDM File Compare function do?

In this tech tip I’ll describe what the SOLIDWORKS PDM File Comparison function is and how it works: This function can compare two different versions of a file. It can be performed by going to the ‘History’ of the file and multi-select versions of a…

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Setting the path for eDrawings in SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration

SOLIDWORKS PDM can work with different viewers to preview files within a vault. For SOLIDWORKS files, eDrawings is the default viewer. During the Installation of SOLIDWORKS PDM or SOLIDWORKS, eDrawings can be installed at the same time. During the installation of SOLIDWORKS PDM, the default…

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