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Is there a way to stop PDM from logging into the vault until it’s called on i.e., PDM folder selected, SolidWorks launched, etc. on our mobile workstations? Our Archive Server Default Settings are set as Login > Windows Login > Automatic Login (Domain/Group).
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1 hour ago
I'm more curious on how the workflow and set up of parts/assemblies/drawings are delegated between teams of co-workers when working on a project. Does one person handle that part/assembly/drawing throughout the life of the whole project? If more than one person touches that file can you explain why that is necessary?
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12 hours ago
some of my users are reporting that when the pdm server is experiencing heavy loads (large quantities of files being checked in) they are experiencing slow response from solidworks on their local computers. it was my understanding that when a file was opened from pdm you were accessing a local copy and that you only interacted with pdm when checking in/out or state changes. There could be many things at play here. no, you're not only working with local cache. (you always rely on SQL connection,
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12 hours ago
Duplicate (multiple) tasks show in Administration tool if user has task permission via group and is member of multiple groups Open Reproduced using EPDM 2012 SP5, Windows 7 x64 & EPDM 2013 SP3, Windows 8 x64 Good to know, thanks. As of now I'm just not copying and pasting tasks.
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20 hours ago
We currently use PDM Pro 2017 and have two virtual machines (running on the same physical machine) to host the archive and database servers. These servers were cloned from two old separate physical severs and each VM was given resources (cores, memory, disk space, etc) matching the old physical server. These virtualized servers are still running Windows Server 2008 R2.
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1 day ago
Just type "notepad.exe desktop.ini" into the command prompt. Now when you Attempt to remove the local view it will work as it is supposed to. It will probably make you reboot to finalize the delete function.
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1 day ago
However, I have a WIP folder for each user where I would like to disable this requirement. I cannot find a way to disable this requirement for the WIP folder but enable for the rest of the vault. Hariramakrishna NeelakantamMar 28, 2016 2:06 AM(in response to Hilerie Gellenbeck) 3.
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1 day ago
We are about to start using PDM in our Engineering department after years of contemplation and procrastination. I'm trying to plan out how we will handle the various flat flex cables (similar to ribbon cable) that we use in our products. We have a part number for each cable which we procure separate from our boards. I want to represent each cable in its respective product, obviously with a different routing.
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1 day ago
Has anyone used, looked at, heard of, Bluestar PLM, BluestarPLM.com? Couldn't find anything on line as to how well it handled Solidworks files? I am also researching using Bluestar with Solidworks.
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1 day ago
Does anybody know how to make a desk top icon of the search window? We have some employees in the warehouse that need to look at released pdf files and it would be easier for them to just select an icon and it would automatically open the search window. I remember doing this a few years back for someone but don't remember how it was done.
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1 day ago
Is it possible to have the EPDM to write variables from the datacard on solidworks drawings, ,custom properties
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 days ago
I currently have an excel file that uses an SQL query to get the data. I would like to add the variable "Date Promised" (ID#: 170) to the data table but unable to find a way with my very limited SQL query writing experience. Could you help add it to this query?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 days ago
I was not finding anywhere to add or remove columns from the standard file browswer when you first open your vault. Is that a MS Windows driven thing, or PDM? I found the column editor in the Admin tool for search results.
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2 days ago
I have a folder that is going to have about half of the part files in it with multiple configurations and the other half without. I have a couple fields in my data card that are both mandatory and unique (part number and description). In most of my data cards I just have the fields update all configurations, but obviously in this folder I can't. Is there any way around having to enter all the data twice for all the single-configuration files?
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2 days ago
I have a bunch of files with "AM" in their title. I change state and this condition evaluates the files: Your condition is checking for a variable called File Name on the datacard and evaluating that, not the actual name of the file.
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3 days ago
2. Word doc undergoes state transitions: Change state -> Submit for approval -> word doc 'Approved' -> a) Word doc is published and b) Files revision increased ->Convert word doc to PDF When I go to 'Task List' in PDM Admin, the task status shows 'OK', and I even received an email stating the conversion was successful as configured in 'Success Notifcation'.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 days ago
I have this query that returns file names, file path and workflow state of files in the Vault thatJoy Garonposted in this thread:Queying SQL Database Basics SELECT P.Path As 'Project Path', D.Filename AS 'File Name', S.Name AS 'Status Name' FROM Projects AS P INNER JOIN DocumentsInProjects AS DP ON P.ProjectID = DP.ProjectID INNER JOIN Documents AS D ON DP.DocumentID = D.DocumentID INNER JOIN Status AS S ON D.CurrentStatusID = S.StatusID Where (S.Name LIKE '%') AND D.ObjectTypeID 0 Order By S.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
4 days ago
If you temporarily disconnect in Add-ins PDM and this problem will not be, it will mean that Property Manager and PDM use differents methods of working with properties. Moreover, it is probably the smallest problem and if you want to use Property Manager and PDM - from my experience - is better to select only one of them.
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4 days ago
One confusing issue I am having trouble with. I have checked assembly and part files into the vault, no problem, files are not checked out. When I place files into the local view that have parts already in the vault, I get the expected file already exist in vault, needs a unique file name.
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7 days ago
Completely new to SW PDM. In our older PDM system I could just hit a button and all the Balloon numbers would be translated into the PDB BOM. I actually haven't tried this yet in my test environment but I was told we can't do that with SW PDM. Is that true?
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7 days ago
First off, I’m not sure why my name is listed as “Unspecified Unspecified”!. My name is Graeme Hyson.
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7 days ago
What I need to come up with a plan for is what to do once we're migrated. There is very little in the way of (reliable) meta data, and file organization is, let's just say, "quirky" to be kind. So I'm curious what people have done to schedule organizing files and adding meta-data? How have people reacted to adding the meta data?
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7 days ago
We are working on moving our PDM PRO vault over to a new server. I did a system back up and copied the files over and I have restored everything on the new server. My local computer cannot log onto the new server. The only thing that I can think of that might be different is We installed PDM PRO 2018sp1 and the users are running 2018 SP1.
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8 days ago
I have both solidworks traing manuals, is there a book for dummies manual or something I could use for reference. I have been designated the pdm admin in my company that has never had a pdm and is transferring from autocad to SW. I went to training but my instructor wasn't the best at his job so to speak. so I need some reference material. thanks
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8 days ago