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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Scale Paper Size in Print Task

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 is an option to scale the paper size in Print Task. When configuring the Print task, you can select “Scale to fit” or “Scale”. When you select “Scale”, you can select “Allow the user to change the scale” to let the users change the…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Add-in Performance Improvements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Performance Improvements

In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 the performance of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Add-in has improved significantly. Enhancements include the following: The SOLIDWORKS PDM task pane tree refreshes faster and the commands in the SOLIDWORKS PDM toolbar are correctly enabled in the task pane instantaneously when you select…

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Installing SQL Server Express and the Management Studio

SQL Server Express

The SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is an integral component for administrating SOLIDWORKS PDM, as it allows us to maintain and capture backups of the database.  When installing a new instance of SQL Express for PDM Standard via the installation manager, the management studio is…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Child Reference State Conditions

Child Reference State Conditions - Complete

In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 we have the ability to define child reference state conditions, to prevent parent files from being transitioned before all the requirements are met.  In the example we’re going to use in this article, we’ve got the parent assembly; Light.SLDASM and we…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Resize dialog boxes

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 dialog boxes for the following nodes are customizable and can be resized: Edit Variable Serial Number Indexing Settings Cold Storage Schema Data Import/Export File Type Properties Customizable Columns BOM Dispatch Edit Template To resize the dialog boxes, the process is…

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New Log Out Option in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 is more convenient

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, we have an additional more convenient method to log out of and verify who we’re logged in as: We can access the icon from anywhere within the vault view, and log out via clicking and selecting ‘log out’; We can…

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What is the function of the activated option in the SOLIDWORKS PDM BOM tab?

The function of the checkbox in the SOLIDWORKS PDM BOM tab is to activate a computed bill of materials (BOM) in order to show it in the bill of materials view (Explorer > PDM menu > Display > Show Bill of Materials). This flag is…

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How to manually launch a task in SOLIDWORKS PDM

Using SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, we can configure tasks to launch on right-click actions, but we can also manually launch a task from within the administration tool. How to manually launch a task via the task list Administration Tool > Tasks Task List Add Task Select…

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