SOLIDWORKS PDM

How to search files checked out by SOLIDWORKS PDM users

It is often important for users to locate files they have checked out to themselves. These files should be checked in regularly. To help find those files, the search engine allows for the checked out criteria to be searched on. The Checked in/out tab allows…

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Javelin customer Spartan Bioscience designs revolutionary rapid testing kit for COVID-19

The "Spartan Cube" Rendering

Updated May 4, 2020. Javelin’s customers excel in every sector, from product design and top-tier manufacturing to healthcare and education. Right now, many of them are shifting, diversifying, retooling, and retraining, in some cases to contribute directly to fighting COVID-19, in other cases to support…

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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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How to shrink the SOLIDWORKS PDM SQL Transaction Log

SOLIDWORKS PDM Transaction Log

Within Microsoft SQL, every SOLIDWORKS PDM vault database has a transaction log associated with it that records the modifications to the database.  In some scenarios, if this log grows large it can cause performance issues within SQL and the vault.  If you’ve recently changed the…

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How to change the SOLIDWORKS PDM Database Recovery Model

With SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, and SQL Management Studio by default within Microsoft SQL, the recovery model option for any new databases is set to full.  In some instances this can cause problems later as the full recovery model; causes the transaction log to grow…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View Grey Folder and Local Files

A SOLIDWORKS PDM folder or file showing up in a grey colour indicates that a local folder or local file existed in your local file vault view, but not in the PDM vault itself. When you browse through folders and work with files in the…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Reorganize Index Process

EPDM Reorganize

SOLIDWORKS PDM Reorganize Index or Rebuild can increase performance on a fragmented database. If fragmentation is between 10 – 30% then Reorganize is recommended, when above 30% a Rebuild would be best. For fragmentation values lower than 10%, or for smaller databases, Reorganize and Rebuild may not increase…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage 2019 Update PDM Variables

In SOLIDWORKS Manage 2019, we can update PDM variables within Manage, giving us full control of our documents in one place. How to update SOLIDWORKS Manage PDM Variables Start Manage and open the Administration Options… Structures > Documents & Records Select the PDM Object >…

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How to create SOLIDWORKS PDM Custom Explorer Views

SOLIDWORKS PDM Custom Explorer Views

Did you know that you can build  SOLIDWORKS PDM Custom Explorer Views with additional columns based on variables within the vault? This is a useful tool, as it allows users to obtain specific information about a file at a glance without having to open the…

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