SOLIDWORKS, PDM

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. 

SOLIDWORKS, PDM

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. 

SOLIDWORKS, PDM

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.

PDM, PLM

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.  

PDM

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.  

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Checking SOLIDWORKS PDM System History

June 7, 2017

In a previous blog, we answer the top two frequently asked questions about SOLIDWORKS PDM license types. In this blog, we explore another feature that is little known, but none-the-less, often asked about. Keep reading for instructions on how to check your PDM System History.

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Checking and Changing Your PDM License Type

May 25, 2017

In this blog, we answer two of the most frequently asked questions about SOLIDWORKS PDM license types: (1) How to change your PDM client license type (This was selected during your PDM client installation as either CAD Editor, Contributor or Viewer) and (2) How to check which version of PDM client you are currently running.

SOLIDWORKS, PDM

Accessing the Dedicated Search Tool in SOLIDWORKS PDM from the Desktop

May 17, 2017

Have you ever wondered if you can save the search tool to your desktop so that every time you want to access the dedicated search tool you don’t have to go into PDM first? Well, look no further; this document will describe the steps you can take to access the search tool as a shortcut from your desktop so that you can run searches quickly and effectively through your PDM vault. 

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Switch Local Settings for Disabling Automatic Login

May 10, 2017

Are you trying to login as the “admin” or another user but are not getting prompted for the login window? Switching the local settings in the administration tool on the client can help fix this automatic login. Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to switch local settings to disable automatic login.