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This "Add-ins" in the Admin tool and I have no idea what it is. Someone here please explain? Hi Jake, addins are generally custom pieces of software that work with PDM to run a specific function.
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3 hours ago
I managed to make a modified PDM Convert Task, which exports Sheet metal part to Flat pattern DXF. I would still like to use options of original Convert task "Replace existing files" or "Create new version of existing files". Does anybody know how this works in the background and what code should be used in the task script to take advantage of this SWTaskAddIn functionality?
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3 hours ago
I want to add more than 1 "Free Text" column to my named BOM's but it looks like this is a limitation. If I try and add an extra column I get the error "BOM already has a column with the same type:"
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7 hours ago
Is there a limitation on the support of older versions of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional by Dassault and VARs? My company supports several installations of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional at various locations. Many of these divisions are satisfied with staying at older versions of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional due to the disruption updates cause.
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9 hours ago
We use a lot of step files from our customers. We open the step file in SolidWorks which uses our template to make parts and assemblies. The same parts are used between the new and existing assemblies. I add some metadata to the parts (our part number, description, etc.) then check them into the vault.
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12 hours ago
In an effort to provide some categorical feedback data, we would like to have a pulldown list to choose descriptions from, in this case predefined rejection statements, during a transition. How can I set a variable from a list during a transition? don't know how to do that on a transition, but you could put the dropdown in the datacard, and it would get updated on check-in (assuming it is not a version free variable).
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13 hours ago
I used to use "working copy" in workgroup PDM Now using PDM standard, is there a way to limit the number of versions each time a file is checked in?
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18 hours ago
We have dozens of very complex workflows, hundreds of variables and around a hundred users in our Enterprise PDM system. We have started to see slow performance in database actions (transitions, data card updates, right click responsiveness, saving workflows, etc.). Our database size is around 17GB (i know its big) and unfortunately it will continue to grow. My question for you all is what hardware upgrades should I look to invest in to help with the slow database performance.
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18 hours ago
I recently started using Solidworks 2014 and ePDM at my job. Since ePDM has been installed, I get this error every time I open a folder on our file server. I also cannot save to the server but I can open files. I have done a full uninstall and reinstall but same situation.
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21 hours ago
i just followed these exact steps and the drawing is not updated when i change the values in the data card. Variable Mapping for AutoCAD Example: Mapping to a Drawing Title Block
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22 hours ago
move file I am trying to move a pdf file to another folder. Everything I try does not work.
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4 days ago
Question regarding computed BOMs versus named BOMs We're configuring a new PDM installation and working out the details of migrating data from our old PDM system (DBWorks). One issue we're uncertain how to proceed on is cut to length items or other items in an assembly that have non-count quantities, and I'm interested in how others have done this.
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4 days ago
We're supposed to be getting PDM Pro at some point in the future? This year, maybe? The implementation project hasn't begun yet, so I don't have any information about it. The thing that concerns me the most right now is getting our legacy data ready for migration.
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5 days ago
I have a Dispatch action in my workflow that makes a copy of the file and sends it to a network drive. It then passes through a workflow state. it works fine for Word documents, but is not working for Excel files. I am getting a Dispatch error, that says Access Denied. I have full control of the network drive that is receiving the file, and am an admin in the Vault.
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6 days ago
I apologize if this is a simple question but I can't seem to find the answer. We currently have Driveworks Pro 16 producing multiple configurations and designs of several of our standard parts. We are currently in the process of transitioning to Solidworks PDM Pro.
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6 days ago
One of my frustrations with PDM is the significant added lag when opening (and saving) assembly files in SolidWorks. For example, on one of our top level assemblies it takes only 11 seconds to open a fairly larger assembly when I have PDM in off-line mode. In on-line mode, the file open time is increased to 1 minute 33 seconds, a huge difference. When opening in SolidWorks you can see it quickly open and process the files in the first 10-12 seconds, and then it's the spinning blue ring of
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6 days ago
I have access to a global PDM structure. I created a vault view of a vault located to Germany to an archive server in the US and now all my vault access is in German. How do I change back to English. Please bear in mind that any steps you describe will appear in German to me.
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7 days ago
Transition Action formula evaluation Good Afternoon all:
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7 days ago
Can anyone please explain to me how the PDM external references (e.g. the folder path that would show up in the contains tab in the vault view) are related to SolidWorks external references (e.g. the folder path a drawing file would look to for it's associated part)? For example, say I have a drawing file in folder A which has a reference to a part file in folder B (both files in the vault). When opening up the drawing file in SolidWorks, is SolidWorks using the PDM reference to folder B or is
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8 days ago
Open drawing from part When a part file and drawing file are located in the same directory in the PDM vault I am able to RMB and open the drawing from the part. When the drawing file is located in a different folder location in the vault SW is unable to locate the file and I have to browse or search to find it.
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9 days ago
We are about 50 people using Solidworks and EPDM. We are facing some problems about the implementation but the one that worries me more is problem moving the files. We make asemblies with a lot of subassemblies with parts.
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10 days ago
Well I have spent several days trying to test and simulate my PDM Standard and get my implementation working. I have a single cad user here and wanted to make our simple work flow that we use here work and have revision control of our designs.
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12 days ago
We are pretty new to the world of Solidworks PDM Standard, so we are still establishing our ways of working and best practices. Currently, there is a folder in the vault called 'Work In Progress' and each engineer has a folder under that folder, named with his own name. So, mine is Work In Progress/John Wayman.
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12 days ago
We are currently users of PDM Standard. We have 10 users here on site, and we are considering engaging the services of another design engineer who will work mainly at home.
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12 days ago