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SOLIDWORKS PDM Workflow

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

Managing Multiple Workflows and Categories in SOLIDWORKS PDM

As the number and complexity of SOLIDWORKS PDM Workflows increases, the tools and strategies to test and troubleshoot workflow becomes…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Icon Changes for Workflow States and Transitions

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 has new icons for workflow States and Transitions. The colours and appearance of existing icons are improved…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Hide When Sibling Parallel Transition is Chosen

What does the option “Hide when sibling parallel transition is chosen” do in SOLIDWORKS PDM? This option hides transitions after…

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Child Reference State Conditions - Complete

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Child Reference State Conditions

In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 we have the ability to define child reference state conditions, to prevent parent files from being…

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How do I move files from one SOLIDWORKS PDM workflow to another?

A question I often come across while on tech support is: How do I move files from one SOLIDWORKS PDM…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Major and Minor Revision Numbering System

In this article, we are going to look at how to implement a SOLIDWORKS PDM Revision Numbering System, that incorporates…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM User Comment Permissions

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 Enhanced User Comment Permissions

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 with the enhanced user comment permissions; we have the ability to make version comments mandatory…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Warning Messages for Workflow Conditions inside SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 Enhancement: Detailed Warning Messages for Workflow Conditions

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018, we are presented with more information as to why the vault is angry at us…

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How to use an Object Type Condition in SOLIDWORKS PDM Workflows and Categories

SOLIDWORKS PDM Conditions are powerful tools for controlling document flow, through a Workflow Transition. In a previous article titled, SOLIDWORKS PDM…

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Save Named BOM

Saving a Named BOM for a SOLIDWORKS PDM Workflow

A Computed or a SOLIDWORKS BOM, can be saved as a Named BOM. Which can be controlled by a workflow….

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PDM Workflow Plan

Creating an effective SOLIDWORKS PDM Workflow using Configuration Management Methodology

Your SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault is the heart of your business, and your PDM workflow are the essential arteries that directs…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Revision

How to increment a Revision Automatically in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Workflow

In SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and Standard, your Workflow can be set up to automatically increment the revision value as a…

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Part Shortcut Bar

The SOLIDWORKS Shortcut Bar Part II: Old Habits Die Hard

Recently I wrote an article about how to use the Shortcut Bar in SOLIDWORKS to reduce the distance your mouse…

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The SOLIDWORKS Shortcut Bar (S-Key) will help to keep your commands close

In your office, do you keep things nearby where they are to be used, or far away? Do you keep…

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SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer Workflow [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer (SWID) is an amazing tool for designers to easily create objects of complex geometry. A typical workflow for industrial…

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