We have recently purchased a 5-licence bundle of View-Only licences to enable people outside the Mechanical Engineering Design group to have read-only access to our data. I can go round and give them each a quick introduction to the system, but I wondered whether there were any tutorial videos or other training materials already available, aimed at the non-design user of PDM.
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1 hour ago
Engineering Change populate where used So I am looking to attempt to add a lot of automation to our EC form. I would like to be able to input a part number and essentially query the description, where used, qty, etc to populate the form.
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1 hour ago
A PDM user's pdf file will not open inAdobe Acrobat XI Prowhen the file is "double clicked" in our PDM system. Also, theprintoption is not available in the users right click menu. How can I fix this?
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4 hours ago
VPN is the only way I've used to access files remotely (and the performance really depends on the Internet/network speed). There might be other ways also but have not tried/explored them due to data security. Good Morning there.
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10 hours ago
There is variant of connection to Excel or Access file with these (linked server), but it is all the same sql query. String musteriListVariable = "Sil"; aFile = vault1.GetFileFromPath(FileName, out ppoRetParentFolder);
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15 hours ago
I've made this simple seach card, And as you can see there are number search and File Type (name) search. The File Type search has dropbox with Soliworks File Type extension (.sldprt .sldprt...). Now I want to replace that number textbox to search also filename, not the number variable, If I change it to Name variable as in my File Type box, when they are linked to each other. I mean, if I write something to that Name textbox, it also writes same stuff in my File Name search dropbox.
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15 hours ago
We used it for several years before going to PDM about 10 years ago. At that time, it (SAP) certainly in not as user friendly as PDM (it may have changed since we used it). However, it was convenient that both the PDM and ERP systems were combined. Hopefully your CEO will allow for due diligence and not just go with his gut because some other CEO told him it was the way to go (every business is differnt).
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3 days ago
EPDM Rollback Why are some items automatically checked and grayed out when I try to roll back an assembly file? I don't want to roll back these files because I will lose changes.
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4 days ago
I am new to the PDM Universe and have been tasked to set it all up for my company. I set up a workflow and ran a test part and drawing through it last week successfully! Now the drawing file is as a and the model is as Released to Production. I tried deleting them earlier today just to get them out of the system and I must have changed something.
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4 days ago
Our group is considering the use of file sharing in PDM for PDFs, Solidworks drawings, Solidworks parts, and Solidworks assemblies. I have seen some other forums where people do not recommend using file sharing for files that use references, and was looking for some more feedback from those that have tried it. Our goal is to prevent duplicate file names in PDM (using permissions to prevent this) and then having a file shared from a project folder (or multiple project folders) to a master folder,
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4 days ago
I'm trying to delete an old workflow state in a test vault, but I get a message that says it cannot be deleted because a file is or has been at that workflow state at one point. So, I ran a search for files that are, or have been at that state at one time, but nothing comes up. Here are my settings in the "Complete Search" card:
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4 days ago
Does anyone have a recommendation for a reasonably-priced Bill of Material management tool that would support multi-level BOMs and interface well with Enterprise PDM? We don't have an ERP system, and though there are some upsides to EPDM BOMs, we need to make them more readily available to non-SW, non-EPDM users. We have been exporting these to Excel, but we are at a point where a database is needed.
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5 days ago
At first I thought it was maybe just a bug of an assembly I was working on that was created in SP1, but I have since then created assemblies in SP2 and every single one of them ask me to check out my already checked out assembly, even the ones that haven't even been checked in their first time. I'm hoping this is PDM Professional. Does this only happen in the SolidWorks PDM Add-in or do see the same behavior if you're in Windows Explorer?
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5 days ago
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5 days ago
If the parts are checked into the same folder and the file extensions are both .sldprt, how can I get PDM to look at the part type property in the file and map and display the correct properties? This concept could easily be transferred over to your specific scenario.
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5 days ago
I'm working for a new(to me) company that has a fairly fresh EPDM setup. We are using SW2015 and EPDM2015. EPDM hands out part numbers when you preform a save function, but does not have a provision to provide numbers for configured parts (such as hardware). I've used Adept PDM in the past and it had a function to reserve as many part numbers as you liked.
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5 days ago
I recently added 15-20 new purchased parts into PDM and entered the details for the vendor and PN. I'm not trying to update my BOM and upon going in to the data card(s) I noticed that all vendor/PN information I added for each part added was missing. This caused a bit of an issue since I had to pull a "needle out of a haystack" when specing the parts from the OEM - it's not that easy to go back and find the exact part I am using. I tried to relocate said information and re-entered it into the
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6 days ago
You should be able to just click the > arrow next to the default path line (after you place the curser when you want the variable). Then, go to Variables --> VariableName I want usecustomcard'svariable,not fromsource files!
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6 days ago
I have my computer as both PDM server and client. Ever since setting up PDM, Firefox (My browser) crashes when I try to access windows explorer within Firefox to upload a file, save a file...etc. This only occurs when I'm logged into PDM, if I log off then no more crashes.
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6 days ago
epdm environment variable is it possible for epdm admin to set environment variable on all host PCs? With that I mean drive letter %EPDM% = C or full drectory to EPDM?
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6 days ago
I need to be able to apply a temporary watermark to our solidworks drawings during print time. We created a custom property in the title block named watermarktext that links to the watermarktext variable in epdm. Is there any way that I can write to a variable during print time with the print add-in?
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6 days ago
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10 days ago
I am trying to manually set the revision of legacy files and drawings in our first state in the workflow and then transition these files to the released state. A typical part can thus have a revision 03D. This revision is stored in a custom property in each file and linked to a variable and data card in SW PDM Standard.
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11 days ago
I was wondering if anyone knows how to enable checkboxes next to files in a PDM folder. I folowed this tipHow To Enable Check Boxes for Items In Windows 7, but it only works outside of PDM. This would be similar to sorting the files by multiple columns in Windows Explorer you just select the first column and then control click the next one.
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12 days ago