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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6 hours 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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14 hours 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
16 hours 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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16 hours 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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16 hours ago
Hi. Can you set an automatic login in Web2 by detecting the Windows session? (Active Directory).
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17 hours ago
creating service parts list I need to create a series of exploded views and service parts lists for various products.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
21 hours 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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1 day 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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2 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
2 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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2 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).
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3 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).
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5 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.
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5 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.
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7 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".
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7 days ago
reset server periodically? I see that the memory of the server is running full after a while. Mostly eaten up by the sql server.
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8 days ago
We have migrated over to PDM Standard 2018 from Workgroup PDM, and I am trying to get automatic creation of PDF copies of drawings to work correctly. I have the task enabled in the workflow, and, sure enough, a PDF is created each time a drawing undergoes the transition from Under Check to Released.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
9 days ago
Can anyone tell or it is possible to show only a PDF preview in PDM, without all the Adobe stuff around it? Now I need to click all the all the stuff to see my PDF preview. When I click the file again, all the stuff is back.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
9 days ago
I am asking for your help with how to up my game with regards to being a PDM Administrator. I have taken all the courses our VAR offers and am plenty comfortable with tweaking workflows and users/groups after an implementation by our VAR, but I want to learn more! Basically, I want to get to an application engineer level of understanding so I can do my own implementations from scratch. I am a CAD Administrator with 20+ years of CAD experience and a CIS degree so I know I'm capable, I just can't
SOLIDWORKS Forums
10 days ago
I know well how to map a variable from a folder datacard or file datacard to a cell in Excel. But when I try to do it with a date variable I can't achieve it. Maybe the problem is the date format (because is not a simple text data), I guess.
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13 days ago
PDM Administration/"ServerName"/"VaultName"/Users (or User)/Settings/Menu havetwobuttons -"Reset" and "Copy". If the menu is empty (most often for the file) - it helps.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
13 days ago
Just wondering if it is possible to edit a convert task in PDM to convert a file to a SolidWorks template i.e. .prtdot, .asmdot, .drwdot? I was hoping this was possible or a similar "save as" type task could be made do run on a specific transition.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
13 days ago
In EPDM, our model and drawing variables are set such that when you create a drawing from a model the variables from the model are carried over to the drawing. But it only, automatically populates "@" tab on the data card of the drawing. The sheet 1 Tab gets only the file name and other variables are empty.
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13 days ago