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.

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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.

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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.

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SOLIDWORKS Will Retire Workgroup PDM: The Road Ahead [UPDATED]

August 19, 2016

SOLIDWORKS is changing the future availability of SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM (WGPDM). The product has reached the limit of what it can do with its architecture, but not to worry. There is plenty of time to plan for your future data management needs. 

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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.

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How-To: Change Your SOLIDWORKS PDM Admin Password

June 6, 2016

To modify the SOLIDWORKS PDM admin password, you’ll need to follow a certain set of procedures.

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What Do The Status Icons Represent In SOLIDWORKS PDM?

May 20, 2016

You may have seen several icon styles in SOLIDWORKS PDM. These icons show the current status of your active SOLIDWORKS file in relation to the latest version of the file in the vault.

In this blog, we’ll run through some of the most common icons you may see. Below is a full list of SOLIDWORKS 2016 icons for you to print out or save on your desktop.

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6 Quick Tricks For SOLIDWORKS PDM [UPDATED]

April 15, 2016

Missed our most recent SOLIDWORKS PDM tech tips? We've compiled some of our latest technical videos to bring your week to a productive end.

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What Do The Different Folder Colors In SOLIDWORKS PDM Mean?

March 28, 2016

You may have noticed different colored folders in your SOLIDWORKS PDM vault. While green folders are what you would normally expect to see in your file vault, occasionally blue, gray and yellow folders show up.

What's the significance of these colors?

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How To: Create A Sandbox Vault In SOLIDWORKS PDM

March 2, 2016

Sometimes, you may want to test or make some changes to your PDM environment. Maybe you want to modify a workflow, change permissions or create a dispatch routine.
 
It's advised to make such changes in a test, or “sandbox” environment, rather than risk upsetting the production environment.
 
These instructions can be used to create a sandbox PDM vault for testing purposes.

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Year In Review: TriMech's Top 10 Blog Posts Of 2015

January 4, 2016

It's the first day after the holiday season, and it's back to the grind for us here at TriMech. Our team is looking forward to an exciting new year. But first, we wanted to take a look back on what you loved in 2015.

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Licensing Update: SOLIDWORKS EPDM & PDM Professional

October 7, 2015

TriMech recently received clarification from Microsoft regarding Microsoft’s SQL Server software and licensing. 

We would like to make you aware of the possible effects on your use of it in conjunction with the SOLIDWORKS PDM and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional