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    SOLIDWORKS, Tech Tips, PDM

    How to Change Your SQL SA Account Password

    December 28, 2020

    Have you ever needed to change or even forgotten the password of the SQL Server System Administrator (SA) account? Maybe the password has been lost or the person in charge of keeping it left the company? In this article I will walk you through three most common ways to change the password and get you back into your SQL SA account.

    The first method is to use the current SA password to log into the SQL Server Management Studio and change it. The second method is to use another administrator account to log into the SQL Server Management Studio to reset the password. The third method is to use a command prompt to restart the SQL service in a Single User Mode, reset the password, then restart the SQL service back in Multi-User mode.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips, PDM

    Temporarily Disable Automatic Log In in SOLIDWORKS PDM

    July 11, 2016

    Sometimes, you may need to log in as the SOLIDWORKS PDM vault administrator to undo a document checkout made by a former employee, destroy files from the recycle bin or a myriad of other tasks. 
    Our clients often ask us how they can disable their automatic log in temporarily so they can log in as the vault administrator. You can manually select “refuse log in” in your user properties, however this method can become time consuming if you log in as the admin regularly. The better method is to disable the automatic log in.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips, PDM

    Organize Your CAD Files With SOLIDWORKS PDM Folder Templates

    August 28, 2015

    Did you know SOLIDWORKS EPDM has the capability to create new folders and folder structures? With this feature, users can organize any project or product line into specific folders. By following the six steps below, you will never lose an important file again.