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There are files such as 3D models for hardware I don't want to have revision controlled. what feature/option I can use for this task Create a state in your workflow (from the initial state) that has no further transitions options.
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39 minutes ago
To get information (such as BOM data) from Solidworks PCB to Solidworks PDM, would I need a connector between Solidworks and Solidworks PCB? Or can I go directly from Solidworks PCB to Solidworks PDM? Thanks.
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6 hours ago
Our electrical engineers use Siemens TIA Portal. When they create their programming it creates a folder structure that has several files with different extensions among the folders. The files this program creates are always the same. Our vault does not allow same named files but if we change the name of their files to be unique their program doesn't recognize them.
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20 hours ago
I kept seeing this error message when I tried to click on any tab in the File Vault View after I check in the part to the Vault Jive Software Version: 2016.3.9.0, revision: 20171215204634.b96715f.release_2016.3.9
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20 hours ago
EPDM with Inventor I have EPDM with Solidworks, but we work also Inventor. I tried to install EPDM with Inventor 2013, but the toolsbar does not appear.
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21 hours ago
After a new solidworks install the user is getting the following error when using the PDM add-in. Has anyone else encountered this error and is there a solution for it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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1 day ago
Why do I have to uncheck all of the boxes when I am releasing a file into production if that file is part of a larger set of files? If the file uses an excel file that has multiple configurations it wants to unrelease or release all at once. Why can't I opt in (checking) the ones I want instead of opting out (unchecking) the ones I don't want? The way it is now is very time consuming and it you don't uncheck all of the boxes the files get released.
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1 day ago
EPDM e-mails have hyperlinks at the foot of the e-mails "ViewOpen FolderPropertiesHistory" When we select a one of these hyperlinks in Outlook I get the attached Microsoft security warning.
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1 day 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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2 days ago
I will try to ask my questions as precise as possible: I am using a Converter Task to automatically create PDF's on certain transitions in the workflow.
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2 days ago
Does anyone have a CRP Report Generator file for PDM revision level on selected files? Have you looked at solutions:S-066289 andS-066139?
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3 days ago
Why the PDM asks if I would like to check out the file which is checked out by me? The only thing I can think of is that maybe you checked it out on a different computer. A check out is specific to a user and a computer.
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5 days ago
We are having some problems accessing PDM Standard when multiple user try to log on. Earlier today I added a second PDM Standard license to our license manager and all looked good when we logged on to the second computer.
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5 days ago
EPDM best practices include creating a test vault where you can try out new workflows, permissions, etc without disrupting normal user operations. The question is, how do you keep track of changes in your test vault vs. your real vault? The only methods I can think of are either diligently writing down every change you make or comparing each and every item in the admin tree from each vault side by side. These are both horrible, error prone options in my opinion.
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5 days ago
When I try to log in to my vault there is an error "Could not log in to the database on server Cause: Object already exists "? I have searched in Knowledge base but could find a solution.
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6 days ago
I've noticed a weird thing in my PDM system today where if I add a new file completely blank file (no custom properties) to the vault but don't check in, if I open the file the system has already populated some custom properties in both @ and config specific tabs. This seems to happen after the card for that file pop up during the add process. The file has not gone through any transitions yet so it can't get them from there.
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6 days ago
Hi all, my company got setup with PDM Pro about a year ago and I am looking for some insight as to how others manage their PDF and DXF files. Our company does mostly custom work with some repeat projects. Our PDM structure is to use a project number for assemblies (i.e. 18-001), and have all parts be serialized by PDM. For these repeat projects we use a new project number, but keep all parts the same as the original.
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6 days ago
I know how to replace one part with another through "Tools>>Update References" but I wanted to know if I could do the same thing to change which configuration of a part is used in an assembly without opening the assembly in Solidworks. No, I don't know of a way to modify a file from SWPDM outside of changing variables. If you could change the part configuration used in an assembly you would most likely have to check the file out.
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6 days ago
Hi. Can you set an automatic login in Web2 by detecting the Windows session? (Active Directory).
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7 days ago
creating service parts list I need to create a series of exploded views and service parts lists for various products.
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7 days ago
we are migrating from 2d design with autocad and a filesystem based archiving to 3d with solidworks and EPDM. I'm here to ask for a best practice for technical specification management.
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8 days ago
I don't know what I changed in my setup but now I can't edit any cards on any vaults I have created - Logged in as Administrator I get the following error. I find the error poorly named because a folder to me is where data is stored - e.g. parts, drawings, documents etc.
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8 days ago
I am new to Dispatch and can't get this this if exists working. I am trying to open a PDF from the file name of another file. I got that working and it opens the file. What I am trying to do now is check if the PDF file is in PDM before its errors trying to open the files that is not there.
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9 days ago
Hello, I have PDM professional and I'm trying to find a way to change the workflow state of a file based on the custom property within the file. In other words, I have a drawing and if I set the description property = "value 1" I need it to automatically change its state in PDM to a different workflow state.
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9 days ago