I am working on a executable with the same function than SW Explorer but a lot faster because using an index. You can download it here and let me know if it works on every configuration.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 day 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 day 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 day 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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1 day ago
Take Ownership Hotkey Take Ownership Hotkey
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 day 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 days ago
Hi. Can you set an automatic login in Web2 by detecting the Windows session? (Active Directory).
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 days ago
creating service parts list I need to create a series of exploded views and service parts lists for various products.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 days ago
we are going to be transitioning to Windchill in the near future. Currently we use a lot of configurable sub-assemblies with the "promote" option to speed up assembly creation.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
4 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
4 days ago
I want to check out top level assemblies from the vault to change them only. I take ownership of only the assemblies I want to change and leave all the parts read-only. When I save the assembly, Solidworks wants to save all of the files, (part and sub-assemblies).
SOLIDWORKS Forums
4 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
4 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
4 days ago
I would like to limit search results (either by the search card or by hiding file types) so that only non-CAD file types are shown. Reason being, we have some viewer licenses and they are saying all of the CAD files make the search results confusing. They only need to view and print pdf, jpeg, doc, xls, etc.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
5 days ago
Is there a way to make the data entered on a file card all capitals? I realise that where that text is linked to a drawing I can make it display in capitals, but I want to make it capitals here, Ideally it would enter in capitals even if the used is typing in lower case, or alternatively it could reject lower case character (less good).
SOLIDWORKS Forums
5 days ago
We have a folder structure as follow - So under Customer Name folder there will be two folders Product_Design and Tool_Design.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
5 days ago
Do you manage your SolidWorks templates in the vault? Can you list advantages for it being in the vault or on the network, if thats where you keep them? (We currently have ours on the network).
SOLIDWORKS Forums
7 days ago
I work from home, mostly on a desktop computer. when I travel (frequently) I use a laptop. Company is transitioning from Workgroup PDM to PDM Standard. I put my working directory for Workgroup on Dropbox so I always had access to the same files on both computers--Dropbox sync'd them in the background.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
7 days ago
Has anyone successfully wrote a sql query that will display all parts of an assembly along with , quantity, version, and state? This was initial query I wrote which makes use of lot of temp tables.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
9 days ago
I make transition of a top assembly drawing to Released state and in that state PDF and DXF will be automatically created for all related drawings. Everything working fine until I need to change state from "Released" to "Under modification".
SOLIDWORKS Forums
9 days ago