We go a new server (windows 2016) and i try to install the workgroup PDM on this server. The Installation works without error, but after the Installation there is only the SolidWorks Licensing Service is installed,but there is no SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Server service installed.
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2 hours ago
We have had several users try to check in a shared file only to find out that this function cannot be done unless you do it from the folder that you check it out from. My understanding is that you should be able to work on the file and either check it in our out no matter which folder it was check in/out from. I also understand that Dassault has known of this failure in the functionality but has not come up with a solution yet. Has anyone else had problems with this feature?
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9 hours ago
This is easily accomplished using string functions and variables. p.s. the OK Messagebox statements are for debugging/development/teaching purposes only - feel free to remove them.
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1 day ago
Hi everyone, I was going to update my license server and vaults and archive server to PDM Standard 2019. My plan is to keep my users on 2018 until I've done some testing on 2019 and established that it won't break our workflows. I was under the impression that if I updated the server to 2019, the 2018 Solidworks seats with their 2018 PDM Clients would work just fine.
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1 day ago
I would like to discuss how others keep their BOMs accurate and in line with other file management systems. How you deal with discontinued parts. How you deal with Sloppy or messy PDM vaults that you have taken over. How you deal with Assemblies containing standard parts as well as Raw materials as it relates to the BOM.
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1 day ago
Anyone have a way to search with a query or programming in PDM to find the folders and files which are causing this error 'path is too long' to appear on 'Get Latest Version'? Dwayne Parrott CSWP, SolidWorks Instructor and Support technician
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2 days ago
Data Output We want to create a part report, using an ECN process in PDM. Once released, we need it to publish with a full BOM included, and various other information (specs, notes etc.).
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2 days ago
Does this mean there is a part or assembly out there that is referencing it? If so does anyone know which table this reference is contained in in SQL? Re: PDM links to external items?
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2 days ago
Has anyone successfully implemented SolidWorks Manage? ,data management
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2 days ago
Every time I open up a solidworks file that has been checked into PDM I am asked if I want to check it out. I almost never want to check out the file. Is there a way to change this so that the file isn't checked out and I am not asked every time?
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2 days ago
In the left treeview you have the solidworks files and subfolder like in windows explorer. if you select a file in the left treeview it will show you in the right treeview in wich files it's used (Every time you selec a node in the right treeview it will show the parent file)
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2 days ago
Having a problem recently with Read-only parts within PDM. Note that this part is checked out, it simply has the Read-only attribute checked in the properties. I've noticed that when working with Read-only parts from PDM, either editing them directly, or an assembly that contains them, Solidworks sometimes freezes up consistently. It appears to freeze on most operations, including saving and tabbing between open files.
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2 days ago
Is it possible to actually perform a PDM search from the command line? All info about PDM Search command line arguments that I can find is only talking about command lineswitchesthat launch the GUI in different ways (specific vault selected, search card selected, etc). I can't find anything about actually performing a search from the command line by specifying actualargumentslike "filename contains X" or "variable contains Y" or whatever. Is this possible?
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3 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
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3 days ago
Change states Not well versed in PDM Professional, I prematurely changed the state of a drawing from released to revised. Is there any way I can recall/resend, take that back to the original previous released state?
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3 days ago
I'm currently working on a simple dispatch that need to ask an information from the user when a .SLDDRW is about to change state to "En attente d'approbation client" (Waiting for customer aproval). The Edit box will promp only if a Card Variables = "Approbation" Alexandre BonneauDec 12, 2018 1:49 PM(in response to Alexandre Bonneau) Ok finaly, by simply move down the "End for all documents" at the really end it works now.
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3 days ago
My co-worker and I have the task of transcribing a big set of electrical diagrams into SWE. It sure seems like there's a way that we can both be working on the same project at the same time and have it save and update between the two computers so that we can collaborate. I'm having trouble finding where to start on getting this to work.
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3 days ago
I'm having an issue with an SQL database search used to make a list in a template card. The list mostly works, however I'm getting some extra data in their that I don't want. We have many project folders, each with many files within. I want to get a list of all of the "Client" variables specified in the various project folders.
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3 days ago
I am a student working in High School and used the in-browser free trial of Solidworks, I was able to save some part and assembly files to my desktop but upon the ending of the trial I strangely can't find the files anywhere~ I would like to take the files for later and was wondering if there is any help I could get on retrieving them. Thanks! Who were you in contact with for the trial?
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4 days ago
So basically my company won't allow databases applications to run on the servers we use as our file storage share drive that gets routinely backed up, which is obviously on the company domain. I had to work around this by installing PDM on a server not managed by the company that is in our office, and is not connected to the domain. We figured out a way to route it through the office's network (long story).
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4 days ago
My users commonly use Copy Tree to copy an existing file in PDM, while simultaneously renaming it, and overwrite another existing file within the PDM. An undesired outcome is that the history is replaced on the file that is overwritten. Is there a setting to change this?
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4 days ago
EPDM Explorer Item Tabs Disappeared, need help. Is there a option to turn these off/on? Loggin onto his account on another computer allows visibility of these tabs, and deletion/recreation of the vault view did not resolve the issue?
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4 days ago
As part of our Solidworks upgrade from 2017 to 2019, I was hoping that our data update using the Upgrade Tool would also pass properties in our drawings and parts to their associated datacards. I updated the datacards to include additional properties, so when we did our PDM upgrade & version upgrade, all of the data would be populated. Since it appeared that the tool was simply checking out parts, saving them, then checking the files back into the vault. When you do this manually, you get a
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4 days ago
At this time there is no way to filter out Dispatch Actions so that they only show for some Users or Group, or so that they only display in certain folders.... There are no more other opportunities to make still some Dispath Actions settings for each specific host or by means of API/Add-ins or Registry or in a different way?
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4 days ago