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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.  


    SOLIDWORKS 2018 Requirements and Recommendations

    October 1, 2017

    Purchasing a new CAD system like SOLIDWORKS comes with certain boxes to be checked. One to-do that can't be missed is having the correct hardware to support your new purchase. One of the most-asked questions is in reference to buying and upgrading equipment to ensure that they will still work with the SOLIDWORKS system requirements. Our Engineering Team has a list of recommendations along with each version of SOLIDWORKS system requirements in one place to ensure you have the correct hardware. Here are the system requirements and recommendations.


    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.


    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.


    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 SOLIDWORKS PDM search tool as a shortcut from your desktop so that you can run searches quickly and effectively through your PDM vault. 

    SOLIDWORKS, Tech Tips, PDM

    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.


    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, Tech Tips, PDM

    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, Tech Tips, PDM

    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.


    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.


    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.


    SOLIDWORKS 2017 Requirements and Recommendations

    October 1, 2016

    When researching CAD software like SOLIDWORKS, hardware requirements can sometimes be overlooked. We frequently get questions about requirements when it comes to buying or updating equipment. To help navigate the SOLIDWORKS system requirements and get insight into some suggestions from our Engineering Team, we have compiled a list of everything you need for this version of SOLIDWORKS..