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Does anyone know how I can determine the user who placed a file into a specific state via the API? Or who executed the transition? Have a look at the IEdmHistory interface.
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13 hours ago
I would like to implement a process to check out a file upon certain workflow transitions. Specifically, when we trigger a revision I would like the part to be automatically checked out to the person who initiated the transition. This seems like a basic function yet I cannot figure out how to do it. Anyone doing something similar?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 day ago
Dispatch Jump Conditional Statement I am having issues with a Dispatch. If the variable VarVal6 is equal to "0" I want to create a folder named "00".
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 day ago
Lock Configurations Configurations are a powerful tool but don’t play well with PDM.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 day ago
We are getting ready to batch dump about 100,000+ "Legacy" PDF's into our new PDM system. Currently I have a "PDF Released" folder which is where all the pdf's will be housed. Now my thoughts are that this is going to be a lot of files in one folder (Doesn't windows have a limitation of 256,000+- files in one folder). All the PDF's are named a 9 digit part number, so I could create multiple folders under "PDF Released" with 10,000 or so part numbers in each folder.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 day ago
Does anyone use Windchill to control SolidWorks files? Do you have any good or bad things to say about it? Have you also used EPDM and have anything good/bad to say about that in comparison? Thanks for any input.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 day ago
The Crux of the question is where does PDM store Reference Specific Values? How can I access them via the API with the express goal of Copying this data from 1 configuration across the rest of the configurations. The picture above is where this problem arises for our workflow.
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1 day ago
I seem to be having some difficulty figuring out what I need to do to access the Altium Content Valut in Solidworks PCB. The instructions say to go to File >> System Preferences, and there should be a Vaults entry under Data Management. However I don't have an entry for Vaults.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 days ago
In the PDM work flow I have a task set up to create a pdf of a file when it gets moved to the "Approved" state. Recently we had a problem where it was making a pdf of a an older version, rather than what had been checked into the vault. Has anyone had this problem?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 days ago
We are trying to nail down a process for managing both Engineering Bills of Materials and Manufacturing Bills of Materials using SolidWorks PDM Professional and I am seeking wisdom from my fellow PDM admins and users. The solutions illustrated below include the use of many of the following functions in PDM Pro. Please note that a solid understanding of these functions is necessary to make sense of the rest of the post
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 days ago
I am creating a workflow where Engineers initiate the file, then transition to a detailer, I have many detailers, Currently i setup a transition called detailer 1 goes to State Detailer 1, transition detailer 2 goes to state detailer 2 and so on and So on.......as you can imagine the workflow gets pretty big with 10 detailers, but I want the ability for the detailers to run a search to see what is in their work cue, as well as for management to see, wondering though if this was the best way to
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2 days ago
i am working on cleaning up some of the variables in my pdm enterprise vault. but it is hard to determine if there is any data stored in the variables is there any way to delete the variables without deleting the data inside of them just incase i need to bring back the variables through an import and restore the data? Jive Software Version: 2016.3.6.0, revision: 20170209151852.c6d8942.nomerge_2016.3.6
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 days ago
When I copy an assembly using "Copy Tree" I am having 2 issues: 1. Sometimes all the files in the assembly get selected and sometimes they don't.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 days ago
I've written a query that mimics the "History on ..." report, except that I can't figure out where the Event column is coming from. I'm missing several Event names when I run the attached "File History.sql" query. You can run the query and compare it to a file history in your own system by setting the @filename variable at the beginning of the query.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 days ago
Long story short... We had a very complicated workflow that we've decided to abandon (took way too long to process and difficult to manage when you had to rollback), so we've since opted to manually input our Rev variables via data card instead without using the workflow at all.
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4 days ago
Solidworks recommend PDM Server run on win server 2008SP1 above. Our company, right now, server run on win 7 pro 64 bit. Will it affect the capability and stability of SW PDM standard?
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4 days ago
When I finish the project and release it for manufacturing, I have to export full BOM excel, drawings to pdfs, and some other information (like DXFs etc.). Then the purchase person goes into excel and marks every part/assembly in ways as "ordered", "received", "consumed" etc. I was wondering if there might be a possibility to control custom properties of files directly from PDM BOM?
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4 days ago
Ever since upgrading to 2012, the previewer in windows explorer view does not work on my machine. How do I get it working again? This seems to be most commonly caused by conflicts with multiple versions of eDrawings. (You'll be amazed at how many versions you'll have on your machine if it a few years old!
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4 days ago
We are importing some legacy machines into EPDM. These machines are in a single folder, with all parts. Some of these parts are existing parts in EPMD located in our "Parts Library". So when the legacy folder is copied into EPDM, the check-in flags a large list of parts as "File name is not unique.".
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4 days ago
Does anyone know how to set the default view settings for looking at a BOM in PDM? The two settings we are interested in saving are: For some reason EPDM cannot remember either of these settings.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
5 days ago
Still failing every second document! Tags: none (add) solidworks wpdm
SOLIDWORKS Forums
5 days ago
Wanted to start a discussion that may have been tossed about before so forgive me if it has and point me to the thread(s). Years ago (2003, i.e. before the Doc Manager) I developed a pretty complex Excel based tool that when pointed at an in-memory SW assembly it would recursively walk the entire tree of the assembly and tabulate all sorts of data and custom properties as it went. Ultimately it poured all that data into a single spreadsheet where the first sheet was the Top Assembly and each row
SOLIDWORKS Forums
8 days ago
Question for my fellow PDM Admins... I am testing Named BOMs originating from Computed BOMs and originating from Item Structures. I've determined that they are stored in different folder structures in PDM (File Folder structure vs. Item Folder structure).
SOLIDWORKS Forums
8 days ago