SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard

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

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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How to prevent transition actions from selecting all child references in SOLIDWORKS PDM – Updated

SOLIDWORKS PDM transition actions

By default when SOLIDWORKS PDM transition actions complete a change state operation on a file, all the referenced files will be selected to transition: You can de-select any files to exclude them from the transition. Some users like the files selected by default, as it…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Client Installation

The SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard installation consists of three components, SQL Express, PDM Server and the SOLIDWORKS PDM Clients. In this post we will cover a SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Client Installation. The SQL Express and PDM Server installation were covered in a previous post. Installing the PDM…

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While navigating in SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View my Mouse Pointer Jumps around?

If the mouse pointer jumps around when navigating through folders in SOLIDWORKS PDM vault view, you can deselect the option to snap in mouse properties. When the option is selected, the pointer will jump from the folder or file you click on to an ambiguous…

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How to Share a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View

When creating a new SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View, we have two options for Attach type; Only for me For all users on this computer Or if creating using the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration Tool; which is essentially the same options, but we can choose either Yes…

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