With 2017 PDM Professional, the ability to replicate databases for Read Only queries, using SQL's AOAG technology also became available. ,database replication
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2 days ago
Is anyone experiencing slow drawing opening or slow switching from an assembly to a drawing. I get the viewing at the top but it is not open yet. I don't believe it is my machine because it did it with the old machine.
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2 days ago
I'm trying to clean up some data in our PDM Professional Vault. On many files, there are configuration specific properties which are no longer needed. These are causing some issues in PDM where in one example, STEP files are exported and the task cannot copy all the properties over correctly as the configuration specific properties differ from the custom properties.
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2 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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2 days ago
note: brand new vault admin Day 1 we have a vault folder called Vendor Parts, that every user should read-only access to. I created the group, assigned everyone as a member.
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2 days ago
Sorry for cross-posting, but didn't get an answer in the API section so I was hoping to have more luck here. Previous post:Macro to pull in DXF/PDF from server is missing filesFull details there, but essentially, any file within the vault is not visible to a macro running in Outlook unless I've manually viewed it (or merely clicked on it) or done a "Get" command on it. Files that don't have a local copy won't be accessed by my macro, even when I try to explicitly pull them in with the macro.
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3 days 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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3 days ago
I'm trying to create a report which shows the user which files they have checked out, and whether the file has ever been checked in (if not, that's in "Private State"). I have a query which works on SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), but fails to identify the private state or otherwise of certain files when run in the report generator (RG).
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4 days ago
I am creating a dispatch to get variable value from data card. In the dispatch, a variable is set to "variable value from selected file data card", and the variable in data card is a version-free variable, the dispatch will use it to populate another variable in data card.
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4 days ago
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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4 days ago
Execute Command Help Hi all, I'm trying to run robocopy on a transition action in PDM Pro.
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4 days 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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4 days ago
Is there a way to reuse or reassign a project number that was automatically created in PDM? Let's say I thought that I would need 5 projects for a job, but only needed three. Can two of the projects be deleted and have the auto-generated numbers put back in queue?
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4 days 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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4 days 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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4 days 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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5 days 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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5 days 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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5 days 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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5 days 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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5 days ago
move file I am trying to move a pdf file to another folder. Everything I try does not work.
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9 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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9 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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10 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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11 days ago