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One of my frustrations with PDM is the significant added lag when opening (and saving) assembly files in SolidWorks. For example, on one of our top level assemblies it takes only 11 seconds to open a fairly larger assembly when I have PDM in off-line mode. In on-line mode, the file open time is increased to 1 minute 33 seconds, a huge difference. When opening in SolidWorks you can see it quickly open and process the files in the first 10-12 seconds, and then it's the spinning blue ring of
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7 hours ago
So i am trying to create cards to help search through an insane amount of files and I am having issues with the radio buttons. I have 4 radio buttons set up... What i need to be able to do is when I am performing a search in a search card I need to be able to clear whatever button may be checked. if someone is searching for a file using one of these 4 conditions and then decide they would rather just include all 4 options (by them being cleared) it would be way easierthan it would be to cancel
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8 hours ago
Anyone else tried 2018 SP2.0EV? I just installed it, and I'm going to have to go back to SP1.0, It's seems to have disabled my searching capabilities. When I try to search I get a "Could not access database error.
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12 hours ago
Linking different file data card variables In EPDM, how do I set up link between variables of two different file data cards? I want to bring in ECO# from my ECO data card (doc) to DWG file data card (slddrw).
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13 hours ago
I have set PDM standard to use variables that in the case of drawings are pulled from the description and number fields on my drawing sheet. Such as $PRPSHEET:{Description} and $PRPSHEET:{
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13 hours ago
When using card templates, if an "input formula" driven field is marked read-only, the data won't transfer to the generated file. Solution: Don't mark it read only.
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1 day ago
Where is this installer? I wish it were that easy.
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1 day ago
EPDM Permission Issue Been working to get EPDM 2011 implemented andhave created ECR/ECO workflows using Word Docs as templates. For whatever reason, and I know it is a "switch" not flipped in the permissions, I get the following error messages;
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1 day ago
Issue: Defined Templates in SolidWorks PDM for Parts, Assemblies and Drawings when invoked in SolidWorks to create new file; It creates the required file but additionally it creates one more new file in session e.g.
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2 days ago
I want to add two ECN, One is at transition of AMEND/EDIT & Second one is at transition of Submit for quick change, what should i have to do to add transition action which prompt user to must fill out the ECN form while initiate transition of AMEND/EDIT & Submit For Quick change both have different ECN form, can we use templates for this, or can we use XML functionality for this ? Also i am attaching ECN workflow that i have created to process the ECN document ?
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2 days ago
We have a MS Word document that contains hyperlinks to all the source documents that make up our Design History File (DHF). Kind of like a table of contents. Currently, the source documents are stored on a web-based server similar to MS SharePoint. We want to move the source documents into EPDM.
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2 days ago
using the solidworks PDM API, my goal is to have a method that will return true or false as to whether a specific user is a member of a group. my code wasn't working as expected, so I went into the PDM admin tool to check the current memberships of the specific user in question.
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2 days ago
error when opening files in solidworks 2018. i also have 2016 installed. the solidworks pdm add-in does not support solidworks newer than installed sw epdm version, or older than 2 previous versions
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2 days ago
I've cleared the local cache and that did nothing. I'm trying to find and clear out all of my local files. We're having issues where users have local files and it's messing up references in our assemblies.
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2 days ago
I'm upgrading my sandbox vault from 2017 to 2018, I've got everything good to go up to the point of running the Database Upgrade Wizard. It sees my test server, lists the correct test vault to upgrade, lists the correct version number and Status read "Ready for update". I select the vault and click "Next" but I get an error message saying "You must select a vault".I just downloaded the latest version of the tool and still can't get past that screen.
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2 days ago
Is there a way to compare two vaults to see a report/list of all or some of the differences between the vault settings? I have a test vault that has been modified significantly over time and would like a way compare the differences more efficiently.
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7 days ago
Is anyone using DraftSight Pro in PDM Pro for print tasks for DWG files? I've setup and it's working with a couple of issues:
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7 days ago
I have a problem where I did not find the answer yet. For example: I have a 3D model where I fill in the 'Description' as variable at the datacard.
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7 days ago
I'm trying to use the new 3D pdf - MBD format in the PDM Convert task, and it's successfully creating a 3D pdf, but it's not using the template I specify (or any template at all). I started trying to get it to use our custom templates, then backtracked to the default ones - neither works. I've tried putting them in the vault (cached on the computer running the task) and also on the local computer running the task. I did modify the script per the instructionshereto enable the 3D pdf generation.
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8 days ago
Our company is implementing SW PDM Pro/EPDM. I'm trying to mimic our current informal workflow which at times requires files to be moved or renamed. My original plan was to tackle this using API as I've used SW VBA excessively in the past; however I now see that the PDM API requires VB.Net and is a far step more complex than just writing a quick VBA script.
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8 days ago
I'm trying to upload a whole project to Grabcad Workbench troough SW add-in but I have bolt from ToolBox and I have problems/issues uploading this parts. Thanks in advanced if somebady can help me
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9 days ago
The Admin Permission setting to require comment during a state change seems to be all or nothing. Enabling it requires a comment for all state changes. I would like to require a comment for specific state change. Any suggestions on how I can implement this?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
10 days ago
Just upgraded to 2018 with PDM Standard, full clean installation. SW is now crashing, mainly on large assemblies, opening up a drawing of a large assembly...shuts down. Worked with my VAR yesterday and we noticed SW would immediately crash if the preview tab was selected when clicking on these large assemblies. This was never a problem on 2017.
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10 days ago
None of our users is able to send notifications (user to user: Tools -> Notify -> A Colleague) - the message I get is Could not send message, Error: " (see the attachment). All notifications set up in workflows (PDM notifications and Send Mail actions) execute correctly and our IT believes there are no restrictions in place to cause PDM messaging failures.
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10 days ago