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SOLIDWORKS Manage: When PDM Just Isn't Enough

September 24, 2018

Every now and then, a PDM user or vault administrator envisions a usage case that's just a bit outside the current PDM functionality, or possibly in a different wheelhouse altogether. This happens with the newly initiated, as well as software veterans. You'll use a feature and think, "If only there was a button to [insert idea here]."

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5 Traits for a Successful Data Management Deployment

September 3, 2018

Diving into a new system can be nerve-racking, especially when it impacts your data and files. Even with trepidation, we know that having a product data management system, such as SOLIDWORKS PDM, is essential to business. We want to help ease some of the stress by providing you with five of our traits for a successful data management deployment.

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SOLIDWORKS PDM (Part 2): Inserting Form Fields and Linking Microsoft Office Files

July 6, 2018

To conclude our two-part blog series, we will describe how to refresh and enable linking to SOLIDWORKS PDM. Plus, we'll outline how to have the variables dynamically link to the PDM metadata.

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SOLIDWORKS PDM (Part 1): Defining Variables and Properties in Microsoft Office Files 

July 2, 2018

In part one of this two-part blog series, we'll walk you through the process to define Product Data Management (PDM) variables, manage data cards and designate properties in Microsoft Office.

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SOLIDWORKS PDM: Reference Add-In

April 4, 2018

The TriMech Reference Add-In for Product Data Management (PDM) can be used for both PDM Standard and PDM Professional to provide dynamic lookup and reference repair for your SOLIDWORKS files. 

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Client Story: Dynamic Aviation Improves File Management

March 21, 2018

TriMech is fortunate to work with clients from Maine to Florida and out to Arkansas, offering a range of engineering solutions. This week's client story showcases Dynamic Aviation and SOLIDWORKS PDM.

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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018: SOLIDWORKS PDM Revision Table Integration

March 12, 2018

When we're creating our designs, they are rarely perfect in their initial shape. Instead, they are constantly evolving as we make changes. We need a way to track these changes as our designs evolve. Most organizations do this through a revision table. 

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How To Embed AVI Movies On The PDM Data Card

March 2, 2018

The ability to include videos in your data cards is a possibility with the SOLIDWORKS PDM product. However, we must be smart with the size and quality of the video while using this feature. The nature of this article is to uncover what workflow makes this a possibility.

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PSL, and We're Not Talking Lattes!

January 24, 2018

With this cold weather, we've all been lining up for hot beverages to keep us warm. I'm keen to Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and the engineer in me made a lightbulb go off. PSL also stands for Processor Site License! In this blog, I'm going to summarize how you can streamline deploying different license types to a large installation base using PSL.

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How to Improve Design and Documentation Processes

January 8, 2018

Are you still using a paper-based product development process? If you're a small to mid-sized manufacturer using SOLIDWORKS, it's time to upgrade to a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Learn how PLM can benefit your business from guest blogger, Alaine Portnoy of Omnify. 

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Set Revision within Product Data Managment

December 1, 2017

Ever questioned what the “Set Revision” function inside of your vault view under ModifySet Revision actually does within Product Data Management (PDM)? Well, this article will serve as a guide and show  you how you can set up "Set Revision" introduced to PDM Professional and Standard in 2016.  

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How to Install the Workgroup PDM Admin Tool

October 2, 2017

Are you looking for instructions on how to install the Workgroup PDM Admin Tool? This blog will give you the tools to install the updated 2016 WPDM Admin Tool regardless if it is a client SOLIDWORKS machine or a Server machine. The installation process and instructions given below are the same in both scenarios.