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. 

PDM

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.  

SOLIDWORKS, PDM

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.

SOLIDWORKS, PDM

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. 

SOLIDWORKS, PDM, Technical Support FAQ Series

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.

SOLIDWORKS, PDM, 3D Interconnect

How SOLIDWORKS 2017 3D Interconnect Interacts with PDM

May 1, 2017

As you probably already know, one of the new features in SOLIDWORKS 2017 is 3D Interconnect. Details on 3D Interconnect may be found in our previous blog, but in short, the new feature allows use of non-SOLIDWORKS CAD files. As a member of the Professional Services team, I was curious to see how this new feature interacts with SOLIDWORKS PDM.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM, Technical Support FAQ Series

Working Concurrently on SOLIDWORKS Files

April 24, 2017

In a fast-paced engineering environment, it is common for multiple users to need to edit parts, assemblies and drawings at the same time. With these tech support tips, you can stop battling coworkers for write access and start working concurrently on SOLIDWORKS files.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM, Technical Support FAQ Series

Pack & Go Inside of SOLIDWORKS PDM "Copy Tree"

April 21, 2017

Did you know that SOLIDWORKS PDM has a similar functionality to SOLIDWORKS Pack & Go? It is called “Copy Tree”. In this blog, we outline what Copy Tree does, how it is different than Pack & Go and other features it has.

SOLIDWORKS, PDM

Checking Your SOLIDWORKS PDM System History

February 3, 2017

A feature that is little known but often asked about is the SOLIDWORKS PDM system history log. This shows a log of changes made to your SOLIDWORKS PDM vault, including time and date stamps and the name of the person who made the change.

SOLIDWORKS, PDM

Tech Alert: SOLIDWORKS PDM Serial Number Format Issues

November 14, 2016

SOLIDWORKS has identified a relatively small subset of active SOLIDWORKS PDM installations that do not conform to the standard network serial number format. This can cause problems for clients when using the Installation Manager.