SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard

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

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Version and Revision in SOLIDWORKS PDM – What’s the Difference?

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Performance

When working across multiple projects and teams, keeping up with the latest file version or revision can be a hassle. With SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, you can maintain versions and revisions through your PDM vault and track the updates made to your…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Administrator Roles Explained

Configuring SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Vault

So, you have made the decision to get a SOLIDWORKS PDM system to manage your company data so you do not lose your files, track changes and a variety of other benefits. That’s great! Now you are being asked who is going to be the…

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What is the cost of SOLIDWORKS Data Management?

SOLIDWORKS Data Management Cost

In this article and related videos we compare the different data management solutions available from DS SOLIDWORKS and the cost required to implement and maintain the system. How much is a lack of Data Management costing your business? What does a Data Management system do?…

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SOLIDWORKS Data Management Solutions

SOLIDWORKS Data Management Solutions

In this demonstration session from our recent virtual tech conference we’ll take a look at the suite of data management solutions from DS SOLIDWORKS.  No matter your company size or process complexity there is a solution designed for you. Watch the playlist below to learn…

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How to Configure the SOLIDWORKS PDM Local HOSTS file to resolve the Server Name

By default, the SOLIDWORKS PDM client is set to use server name, which via DNS lookup will resolve the IP number and communicate with the server.  In a perfect world, the DNS server configuration will resolve quickly and not cause any issues, but this isn’t…

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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 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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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 add a Zoom To Fit command to the SOLIDWORKS PDM Convert Task

Zoom To Fit command applied to the screen

The SOLIDWORKS PDM convert task, opens the model, and completes a save as PDF.  If the last save of the model was zoomed out, it can result in an excess of empty space, as shown in the example below: With a small edit to the…

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