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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
15 hours 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
21 hours ago
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
1 day 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
1 day 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 day 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?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 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
4 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?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
5 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
7 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
7 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
8 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
8 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?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
8 days ago
There should be a SolidWorks PDM icon in the notification area to the right of the taskbar. The only PDM icon I see is the 'Go to Root'. I want to configure a computer as a task host.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
9 days ago
I'm designing my companies EPDM rollout and I'm having difficulty with serial numbers. They work great for setting variables when adding things to the vault but it doesn't look like I can use serial numbers at any other time in the Workflow for that file (either during a workflow state change or with Dispatch). Am I missing something? Is there another way to get a new number from a list elsewhere during workflow or dispatch?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
9 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
9 days ago
can any pdm user/client - simply navigate with windows explorer to the server and start deleting files? I guess ou mean "Vault" for the "server" - then only admin has the authority to delete files from Vault
SOLIDWORKS Forums
10 days ago
I recently created a workflow for a sister facility. When a CAD designer moved flies into PDM variables that were entered onto the data card would not register. Variables were entered and saved but when the data card was refreshed the variables were gone. Same thing happened when I tried to update a card for a file the CAD designer had loaded into PDM.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
10 days ago
Good day, I would like a method to insert ePDM toolbar icons into the SW GUI. Version 2017 has made many improvements, but the 2017 ePDM "check in" and "check out" functions in the right click menu in the SW GUI are too "clunky", requiring a second movement and search in a flyout menu. Also, unavailable menu items being "greyed out" is now sorely missed.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
11 days ago
Can I setup my EPDM vault to use Edrawings to view ProE part files?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
11 days ago
We want to take a variable value stored in the data card of one file and apply it to other files within the same immediate directory using a Dispatch - Administrative Action. Using "set card variables" we are able to apply the variable value to the parent folder data card and to another file by using '%CurrentFolderPath%target file name.doc' (the "target file name" must be exact); however we cannot figure out how to apply this to any other file in the folder without identifying its complete
SOLIDWORKS Forums
11 days ago
I'm new here. Currently my company is implemented PDM Pro 2016 version and I have tried to use the Set Revision Command to import existing revisions for the Major and Minor revisions, such as, 1.02, 1.03, 2.02, 3.04, etc. The Major component revision created with number 0-99 and the Minor component revision created with number 00-99. The Revision Number created by using Major (dot) Minor or Major.Minor.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
11 days ago
I don't know if it is the right place for this question, but I wonder if we can update automatically the vault to get the latest version of a assembly or part ? We oftenly send some parts or assemblyto suppliers but we found that the part has not been updated to the latest version.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
13 days ago
I want to be able to skip mouse clicks to perform functions like going to sub folders with bypassing top level folders by using a short cut to them in Enterprise PDM and having that shortcut kept in Enterprise PDM for all users. I made favorites in windows for folders I thought I would use a lot. but I found it faster just to work in the EDPM search tool instead of the file explorer.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
14 days ago