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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3 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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3 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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4 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?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
4 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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4 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?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
5 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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6 days ago
I have been trying to achieve this from a long time, but unable to do so. Basically what i wanted to achieve is as mentioned below,
SOLIDWORKS Forums
7 days ago
Exalead OnePart? I see in the Downloads section of the SolidWorks Customer Portal a product called Exalead OnePart, sure looks cool, anyone playing with it? maybe even bought it yet?
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7 days ago
Basically i want to create a SOLIDWORKS PDM template in which i have a option to select different assemblies template! The way we handle this is by creating a different PDM template for the each SOLIDWORKS template. You can copy and paste a finished PDM template, rename it, and change the SOLIDWORKS template it uses so it's not much work.
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8 days ago
I am using SolidWorks PDM Professional and trying to get a file's file extension mapped to a PDM Data Card Variable on the File Data Card? Basically I want to store the files file extension in a PDM Variable called FileType (for example, DWG --> FileType Variable). What I am trying to do is to use one data card for multiple file types that display similar info.
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10 days ago
I've got our part cards in PDM setup to set the part number the same as the file name of the part. So far, so good, seems to work for new parts fine. Problem we've just discovered this morning is, if you copy the part and give it a new file name, the part number in the part card is still the same as the old file and won't update. See below for the options I have setup...
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10 days ago
We are trying to nail down a process for managing both Engineering Bills of Materials and Manufacturing Bills of Materials using SolidWorks PDM Professional and I am seeking wisdom from my fellow PDM admins and users. The solutions illustrated below include the use of many of the following functions in PDM Pro. Please note that a solid understanding of these functions is necessary to make sense of the rest of the post
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10 days ago
In Administration/VaultName/Users there is a "Validate Data for a Input" point. For what it is necessary? Or what it gives?
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10 days ago
We had our SW Var in today to talk about a solution to a problem that is really hurting us right now. We are a small startup company with 4 seats of SW with another on the way. We don't have a server so SW was initially set up using Dropbox which worked okay when there were just two users doing their own thing and we communicated about what files we would be working with. The third and fourth seats though changed everything as those people work on large assemblies containing nearly everything we
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11 days ago
Does anyone know how I can make sure that a user always sees the latest version of a PDF file? We have a place in the vault where all "working copy" PDFs go to for quoting purpose and those PDFs change, but every time our shop tries to access the update PDFs (via links) they only see the cached version. (we can only use links because the software they use for quoting only accepts URLs) In the user settings there is an option "Always work with latest version of files."
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11 days ago
I have the same setup for 2 different folders; however, one user can only see files from on folder while other folder looks empty? Is there setup cause d this issue
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13 days ago
If there are 2 vaults and when a user opens SW, how to select what Vault to login? I think that, when the user logs in to PDM by starting Windows Explorer, they will be prompted to select the vault then.
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13 days ago
I have 2 Vaults and login as Admin on 2 different computers I can see both Vaults on one computer while only seeing 1 Vault on other computer?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
13 days ago
We are using a serial number generator for all parts and assemblys. We are using the same numbers in our ERP system. Sometimes we have specific items in our ERP system, we do not draw in SolidWorks and do not create a part with it's number in the PDM.
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13 days ago
As part of a migration work, we are to migrate the files from one system to SW PDM. Also, we are extracting the metadata from the source system and are setting it to the respective files, in PDM, programmatically. 'Version' is one of the metadata; I was just wondering if it is possible to change the 'Version' or 'Local version' through APIs and set it to the value that we obtain from the source.
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13 days ago
I have placed files into Solidworks PDM via a Pack & Go. I can go into Solidworks PDM and see the files. I can even open them. All of my options for checking out files or checking in files are greyed out in the drop down menus.
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14 days ago
Hello everyone I'm trying to create a new Vult but He asks me the username and password then he give me this error Thanks in advance to everyone
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14 days ago
Cannot check out a file that has one of its references open in another application on the same machine? example below. Can't check out the assembly with its component already open. Or second example, can't check out PDF because one of its references is open
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14 days ago