I restructured folders in our vault and now whenever we open an assembly, we get prompted with the "browse for missing part" dialog for every part. This is a huge productivity killer and I need to fix it somehow. All I did was cut/paste files from one folder to another within the PDM explorer window.
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4 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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14 hours ago
I've been looking to increase my usage of SolidWorks Explorer, but from years of using the Windows key+E to open Windows Explorer, I've developed the habit of using Windows Explorer too much for SolidWorks files and have missed out on the benefits SolidWorks Explorer offers. So I wrote a utility that starts either SolidWorks Explorer or Windows Explorer using the keyboard shortcut: Windows+E.
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14 hours ago
I have one data card set up for all my files (sldprt, slddrw, step, pdf, dxf). When I run a covert task (sldprt ->dxf) I want the data card variables to get transfered to dxf file. I managed to do this by converting slddrw->pdf and sldprt->step, but can't seem to get it work with sldprt->dxf convert task. I did add all my variables in the Task window under File Card (see image).
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16 hours ago
how to schedule backup of PDM archive folder. "Yes i know we can schedule SQL backup "
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17 hours ago
I have some variables linked from data card to Custom Properties. Whenever I change the variables in data card, the changes are updated in the Custom Properties. This does not work another way as changing in custom properties wont update in data card
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20 hours ago
Can this options be accessed by admin also or only the computer's user? Hi Jake, when creating the vault view, the option "Only for me" is always available. The other option "For all users" is only available if the logged on WIndows user has administrative rights on that computer.
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1 day 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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1 day ago
I have an assembly that I built that has 1000+ unique parts. I need to add a custom property to each one but the value is unique for each part. basically I have a file name ex.
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2 days ago
I have some print tasks set up. However, when I select a group of drawings to batch print, the task does not seem to send them to the printer in any kind of order. It would be nice if it could sort by the filename and print in order. Any ideas?
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2 days ago
Good morning. Does anyone know of a way to query the database for the alias of a variable? I'm not sure what exactly you mean by the alias of a variable but you can easily query the Variable table to get a list of all of the PDM variables:
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2 days ago
I try to delete the part file from vault,which is in opened assembly. I can delete that file with the following warnings "File Opened by another application". After click OK file has been removed from the vault and saved as in that same folder.
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2 days ago
We upgraded to 2018 last week, and now under external references settings, the Don't prompt to save read-only files (Discard Changes) button no longer works. When you go to save a copy, you will get any sub-assembly asking you to save that you don't want to save/change. This seems to be related to the versions of the files being on 2017. IT is completely frustrating to have to cancel out of a million save windows to save copies now.
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3 days ago
Compare BOMS Is it possible to compare BOMs of two different assemblies in SolidWorks EPDM Professional ?
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4 days ago
If anyone wants to download a FREE tool I built to extract files from our 2017 PDM Workgroup vault (maybe it will work with older vaults) just message me and I'll send you a link to download it. It's freeware and runs on Windows. Here is a screenshot of the user interface:
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6 days ago
Cannot check in to the Vault a large assembly, causes SolidWorks to crash. I am using SolidWorks 2017 x64 Edition, Service Pack 5.0
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7 days ago
We are getting close to moving from Smarteam to PDM Pro and I have a question. Our normal "standard" method for revisions needs to be the same as it was in Smarteam, 01.0, 01.1, 01.2, 01.3 released at 01 02.0, 02.1 released at 02 and so on. Pretty simple BUT we had some older revisions which are 0A.
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8 days ago
Why does a 5mb assembly file become 53mb when saved as a .step file?! Can you share the offending file?
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8 days ago
We recently moved our 2017 EPDM professional vault to a new server. The move was to upgrade the server OS and SQL software to the required level when we upgrade to SW 2018. After the move we have had a problem with SQL not starting after the server restarts. I then need to remote into the server and start the SQL service manually even though the service is set to Automatic.
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8 days ago
In workgroup, I can preview the PDF files (2d &3D) but I can't see the file in PDM standard Vault View Is there a way I can preview the PDF file or it's not available?
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9 days ago
how can I convert a toolbox item into a part/assy? A faulty setting, caused all new items b created as toolbox items (wrong file referal).
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9 days ago
I've been using this technique for weeks - attaching SW drawings to the ECO (.xlsx) file that is being used to release them. It has never given me any trouble, but somehow today the feature has taken a hike. I select and copy the drawing file, check out the ECO (xlsx) file and RC/Paste as reference - except that for some strange reason 'Paste as Reference' is greyed out.
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10 days ago
Is there any way to repair corrupt SQL system database? For example when ‘model’ database is corrupted, I am not able to start theSQL Server service,
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10 days ago
Change properties with treehouse? Double clicking on a component in Treehouse brings up a properties list, which you can edit. My question is, how does this information get saved back to the part file?
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10 days ago