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Bad habits. Many of us are likely guilty of leaving parts checked out for long periods of time. I had the unfortunate experience of a computer crash and losing data for parts that I failed to check in.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
4 hours ago
Generate formula from serial number In a drawing I want to automated generate a multiple serial number from existing serial numbers.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
21 hours ago
Hello. If i try to checkin the file(part/assembly) which already exists in the Vault, will the Vault give me any message ? Or will duplicate entries be created ?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
21 hours ago
Whenever I enter variable values onto a drawing data card I also have to enter the same value onto the model data card. Is there a way in PDM workflow to map the value on the drawing data card to the model data card? Tags: none (add) data cards
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 day ago
Within PDM Pro (EPDM) it is possible to view an assembly BOM as a full tree or 'parts only'. Is there a way when using the API to view a file's BOM as 'parts only'? Or is the only option to traverse the tree and work this out programatically?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 days ago
how do you download and installsolidworks 2017?? SolidWorks sends a diskette for installing SolidWorks.
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2 days ago
I'm concerned about data backups for our PDM server. I'm less inclined to trust the networking team to backup our data nightly and be able to restore it in a timely manner. I'm asking what lessons learned and best practices have been developed and shared in the community? What software is needed?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 days ago
Has anyone had any corrupted file issues in SW2017 while using PDM? We are looking at getting upgrading from SW1015 to 2017 and incorporating PDM to eliminate the issues we've had with duplicate files, and standard parts getting moved out of their assigned folders. I'd hate to upgrade and then have files get corrupted. You can rename and such easily when you're working without PDM, but it seems like this kind of an issue would be harder to deal with while using PDM.
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3 days ago
Is there any way to integrate SAP Business with Solidworks for Bill of Materials or relevant contents? , drawings macro
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4 days ago
I have worked through the Example: 'Creating a Project Template Using a Template Card' in the Administrative Guide and followed all the steps. When I finish with the template creation a new folder structure IS NOT created and I do not see how to test the template. I double checked the template and everything appears in order. How do I bridge the gap between creating a template and testing/running the template?
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5 days ago
I created a variable called "watermark" In my transitions I set this watermark so when something transitions to Quotation, watermark is set to "Quotation only do not manufacture"
SOLIDWORKS Forums
5 days ago
Ok folks. I have Part & assembly data cards where I have linked variable to serial number. When I add a new Part/assembly file or copy it in vault from the outside., after copying data card shows the incremented value for the serial number even if I don't check-in a file. So my requirement is serial number should not be incremented by just adding or copying the file.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
5 days ago
This time I have a hard request, maybe a prayer most likely. Our enterprise is building industrial smoke and cooking chambers, and we implemented Solidworks and PDM about 3 years ago.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
6 days ago
I have called up the status of my part/drawing on my drawing sheet. In the workflow my status title and description is all in capitals.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
6 days ago
I installed EPDM 2014 on a Surface Pro, I can login to the vault, open files and run searches however I keep getting an add-in error. Failed to extract add-in from
SOLIDWORKS Forums
6 days ago
Can I set a folder property like "manufacturer" to a value of "x" and have all of the parts/assemblies created in that folder have the property "Manufacturer" with a value of "x"? How do I make this happen, is it in the template section of the administration tool? Thanks for your help!
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6 days ago
I'm making a fast test project in order to improve my design/development workflow from Rhino to SolidWorks for plastic parts. I'm getting some confusing results when it's time to import the Rhino file into SolidWorks...
SOLIDWORKS Forums
6 days ago
I am trying to follow the guide here: And in fact this was working for me late last week, but there must have been a setting somewhere I failed to save because now it will not work...
SOLIDWORKS Forums
6 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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6 days ago
How can we enable the Previous Version button. Right now its shows gray, though it has many versions within. that option has to be allowed by your vault administrator.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
9 days ago
Im trying to setup a PDM Standard and use Amazon AWS-SQL Server as the server for the vault. Is anyone doing this? If so can you share how you set this up.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
9 days ago
just wondering If anyone can shed some light and help on creating a folder and a sub folder inside it, using dispatch. I'm not sure if this is even possible, but maybe someone has achieved it. My current process and thinking is to have one edit box to capture a string of known length, then use two variables to split the string via LEFT and RIGHT.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
10 days ago
Document workflow progress. Does anyone know of a way to indicate percentage or step completed graphically in a word document? I was trying conditional formating on cells in a word table or excel table.
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10 days ago
I have a problem with .pdf files. As you can see on the screen above, i would like to change from Foxit Reader PDF Document to, Adobe, how can i do it?
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10 days ago