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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 both minor and major revisions. Review our previous article for a complete guide to increment a revision number via a workflow How to create a SOLIDWORKS…

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Why is the SOLIDWORKS PDM Update Variable greyed out when using Set Revision?

A question I run into often while on tech support is: “Why is the SOLIDWORKS PDM Update Variable checkbox greyed out when using the Set Revision tool?” The minimum permissions required to use Set Revision are; Folder Permission Set Revision State Permission Set Revision But to…

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How to easily Identify Revised Dimensions in SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]

Learn how to easily track revised SOLIDWORKS dimensions by enabling an option that highlights dimensions on a drawing that have changed since it was last saved. Have you ever been in a situation where a change has been made to one of your models (especially…

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How to increment a Revision Automatically in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Workflow

SOLIDWORKS PDM Revision

In SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and Standard, your Workflow can be set up to automatically increment the revision value as a file moves through the approval process.  Looking through the properties of the States and Transitions in a pre-established workflow you might have noticed a number…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Revision Clouds

New to SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2017 is the ability to easily draw various revision clouds.  Revision clouds are commonly used in all industries to help call attention to certain areas where a revision was made, or should be made on a specific drawing. These revision clouds…

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How SOLIDWORKS PDM Reference/Revision Control aids project management

Have you ever spent a lot of time working on a SOLIDWORKS project only to come back later to find out that it has broken or missing file references? Perhaps one of the parts that was inside your assembly has been moved or renamed. A…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Revision Control Best Practices [VIDEO]

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Revision control has always been the most important reason why customers are adopting the PDM system.  The term “revision control” however can mean different things to different people.  Fundamentally, it is important to keep an ongoing history of a part or product design but…

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How to manually set a SOLIDWORKS PDM File Revision

If you needed to bring a file into a PDM Vault that already had an assigned revision level, it used to be a very time consuming process to match up the revision information with the vault database. In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2016 however, this is now much easier…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Set Revision

Do you have a special workflow for migrated data? Does it look something like this: Or this: New Set Revision function These workflows aren’t necessary anymore with the new Set Revision function in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2016. Let’s take a look… In this example, all the data…

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