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I had Pack and Go'ed an assembly into my PDM vault and now have some duplicate file names. I deleted one of the duplicates and when I try to check in the file that now has a unique name it can't check it in. It is grayed out and says it's not in the vault. If I try to add it to the vault nothing happens.
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1 day ago
We have our system (SW17 SP2) set so transitions require a comment. If a typo was made you can always open up the history of the file and edit the comment. I just realized that there is no record kept that a comment was revised. Is there someway to either prevent people from making an edit or to set it so a line is added to the comments that someone modified the record?
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1 day ago
So we work on PDM Enterprise and very often we have something like that with bom - that they have missin icons of parts or assemblies which means we can't send BOM until it's sorted out and sorting out means we have to check assembly out and sometimes it's just hide show bom and in worse cases it needs BOM deleted and new inserted. After sorting the problem BOM looks like that and then we can send it.
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2 days ago
printing workflows I can not print my Vault workflows straight to the printer, I have to first print it to PDF then I can print it.
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2 days ago
Any way to get the SOLIDWORKS PDM menu back up the the main dropdown menu like it was in 2015 vs buried under tools like it defaulted to in 2017? I think they moved it as a performance hack, I have yet to find a way to bring it back.
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3 days ago
Can I get PDM to open to a particular tab on a Data Card when opened - based on a variable? Can I get Tab 1 to display when a variable condition is met; when the Data Card is opened?
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3 days ago
EPDM creating duplicate serial numbers Issue I have seen now about 5 times is that one user would create a part and EPDM issue SN, then for another user it will issue the same number and does not register that number has already been allocated.
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3 days ago
2017 Variable Search Logic Errors We recently upgraded to 2017 PDM and I just noticed that several of our favorite searches no longer work. The searches were working fine before the upgrade, but now they don't return anything.
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3 days ago
Hey Guys. I am new to this forum and I am standig in front ob a (in my opinion) big problem. I am currently working on a system to generate a certain part of our companies drawing number out of our folder cards and then just add a partnumber to the part itself to generate automatically our draw. nr. Therefor I made a template to generate automatically our normal folder structure including a completely feeded folder card.
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4 days ago
I have successfully logged into my SQL server from excel, and I have a list of the SW SQL tables. Let me start with what I am trying to accomplish...
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6 days ago
Avoid generating versions Avoid generating versions
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7 days ago
I have exel list for materials, like this. (alotbigger) I havesimilarstructure folder in PDM:
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7 days ago
Using Solidworks 2014 & EPDM 2014 Performing the convert to PDF task to generate PDF with the drawing revision in the file name. Unfortunately only some of the PDF's will display the revision and others will not.
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7 days ago
I am new to a PDM systems so it could be some simple setting that I am missing but every time I type in a file name (part number) it seems to pull up every file that is in the vault some of which have nothing to do with what I am looking for. Any help would be appreciated. Are you using one of the default search cards that come with EPDM or something else?
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9 days ago
When running Office to PDF conversion task, the task fails. Error message: Could not access the item in the database.
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9 days ago
Is it possible to create a task to convert solid works files to ProE file? I see options for iges, step, vda ... but no ProE. Jive Software Version: 2016.3.8.1, revision: 20171004112525.b7233dc.nomerge_2016.3.8.1
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9 days ago
Work offline mode doesn't save lower level parts I'm trying to load files to work on while I'm offsite without PDM access, so I'm trying to use "work offline". While I'm 'online', I can click on the Assy that I want to work on, and Get Latest, and then Check Out.
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9 days ago
In EPDM, our model and drawing variables are set such that when you create a drawing from a model the variables from the model are carried over to the drawing. But it only, automatically populates "@" tab on the data card of the drawing. The sheet 1 Tab gets only the file name and other variables are empty.
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9 days ago
anyone have this solution? I just tried it on my machine running Windows 7 service pack 1 and Internet Explorer 11.0.9600...
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9 days ago
Our users are looking for a way in which they can cancel tasks without being granted access to the administration tool. I had originally looked at using the API to accomplish this, but from the following discussions, it looks like the API doesn't support this functionality:
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10 days ago
As you all know, Workgroup PDM is being phased out over the next two releases. I've decided to get a jump on this and switch over now rather than waiting until this time 2 years from now. But I have some questions about general best practices for setting up a PDM system. Is there any such document laying out best practices for those of us starting with a blank slate?
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10 days ago
In the last couple days I've had a couple Windows 10 PCs that the Task Bar/ Start Menu Disappear... I think its crashing explorer. Anyone having this issue or have a fix?
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10 days ago
Autodesk task scheduler I'd like to run the Autodesk task scheduler - part of Inventor 2016.
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10 days ago
Why would a small company ever use PDM Standard BOM functionality? Seems like a major complication. Also I believe (not sure) the BOM in PDM is different from the drawing BOM?
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10 days ago