SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Resources including technical tips and tutorials for users and administrators

Microsoft SQL Licensing for SOLIDWORKS PDM FAQs

SOLIDWORKS Microsoft SQL

SOLIDWORKS PDM, SOLIDWORKS Manage and SOLIDWORKS Electrical software all rely on databases hosted by Microsoft SQL Server software to operate. The Microsoft SQL Server software is licensed separately from your SOLIDWORKS software, so it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct licensing…

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How are unused SOLIDWORKS PDM Serial Numbers handled?

While helping a customer with an issue they were having with their SOLIDWORKS PDM serial numbers, I came across an article on how unused serial numbers are handled. This article really helped me understand the way serial numbers are doled out and I believe others…

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How do I reset my SOLIDWORKS PDM Task Script?

Rest SOLIDWORKS PDM Task Script

Many times when working within SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional or Standard, you may want to create a Task that can be used to speed up your workflow. One such example of this could be the task titled “Convert to PDF”, which Converts SOLIDWORKS Drawing files (.slddrw)…

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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 Upgrade Checklist

SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrade Checklist

NOTE: Upgrading PDM carries some risk. It’s your company’s IP contained in your vault. Javelin can perform your upgrade for you to ensure it’s done right with minimal down time and risk of data loss. Contact your Javelin sales account manager for a quote. If…

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Comparing SOLIDWORKS PDM/Manage to ENOVIAworks

SOLIDWORKS PDM/Manage vs ENOVAworks

Dassault Systèmes has recently released ENOVIAworks which is a new cloud-based data management solution for SOLIDWORKS customers. There are now two distinct data management solutions to choose from that will manage your SOLIDWORKS data:  SOLIDWORKS PDM/Manage and ENOVIAworks. The main difference between the two DS…

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How to perform a synchronization between SOLIDWORKS PDM and SOLIDWORKS Manage

Performing a Synchronization between SOLIDWORKS PDM and Manage

Within SOLIDWORKS Manage, there are scenarios (upgrading, etc) where a manual synchronization of the PDM object is required to ensure everything is up to date between SOLIDWORKS Manage and PDM. How to run a synchronization of a SOLIDWORKS ‘PDM’ object Within SOLIDWORKS Manage; Options >…

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Setting Up a SOLIDWORKS PDM Test Environment for a New Major Release

When there is a new release of SOLIDWORKS PDM, it is wise to first test the upgrade so that you can identify and address any problems, before updating your production vault. SOLIDWORKS PDM uses the SolidNetWork License Manager (SNL) and this needs to first be…

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How to manually install the SOLIDWORKS PDM Microsoft Office Add-in

Microsoft Office Add-in

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional includes a Microsoft Office Add-in for Office products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint that allows you to perform PDM vault commands on open documents. You can select the Microsoft Office add-in (Microsoft Office Integration) option when installing the SW PDM client…

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