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SOLIDWORKS PDM Data Card

Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for SOLIDWORKS PDM Data Card from the Javelin technical team

Sheet Details Mapping - Complete

How to link SOLIDWORKS Drawing Sheet details to a PDM Data Card

In SOLIDWORKS PDM we can map SOLIDWORKS Drawing Sheet details directly to a Data Card, making the information easily accessible…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Part Data Card

How to show Material and Mass in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Data Card

Information about a file can be added and accessed through metadata. In SOLIDWORKS this metadata is referred to as Properties….

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How to extract configuration specific information to a SOLIDWORKS PDM Data Card

In SOLIDWORKS PDM we can extract configuration specific information from the SOLIDWORKS part or assembly, and map it directly to…

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How to determine which SOLIDWORKS PDM Variable is connected to a Data Card Control

A quick way of determining which SOLIDWORKS PDM Variable is connected to a Data Card Control, is from within the…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Combobox Styles

SOLIDWORKS PDM Combobox Styles Reference

Within the SOLIDWORKS PDM (Data) Card Editor, there are four different Combobox Styles to list data; Combobox Dropdown, Combobox Simple,…

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Input Formula in SOLIDWORKS PDM Data Card

Input Formula aliasing using check boxes in SOLIDWORKS PDM Data Cards

Recently a customer inquired about an interesting challenge.  They wanted to control the value of a text field on their…

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Undo in the Data Card Editor is new for SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018

For all of you who create or edit SOLIDWORKS PDM Data Cards, this may be one of your favorite enhancements,…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM default search path

How to set the default SOLIDWORKS PDM search path to be the root folder

When opening the Complete Search Card from within a vault, the SOLIDWORKS PDM default search path will be the folder in…

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SOLIDWORKS Part Number

Smart Part numbers are not so smart

As a System Architect here at Javelin Technologies, there have been many discussions with SOLIDWORKS users about using Smart part numbers…

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How to link PDF Document Properties to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Data Card Variables

In SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2016 it’s possible to link PDF document properties with SOLIDWORKS PDM variables and create a two way relationship. How To…

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Using Card Control Logic with SOLIDWORKS EPDM

Card control logic determines the display of a control through a condition.  In the example below we will control the display…

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