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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. 

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips, PDM

    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.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips, PDM

    How to Change Your SOLIDWORKS PDM Admin Password

    June 6, 2016

    Have you ever needed to change the password for SOLIDWORKS PDM? To modify the SOLIDWORKS PDM admin password you’ll need to follow a certain set of procedures, but it's pretty simple once you know where to look.

    SOLIDWORKS, Tech Tips, PDM

    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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    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips, PDM

    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.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips, PDM

    What Do 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?

    SOLIDWORKS, Tech Tips, PDM

    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.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, 3D Printing, Tech Tips, Stratasys, PDM

    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.


    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


    SOLIDWORKS 2016 Requirements and Recommendations

    October 1, 2015

    When selecting a new CAD software like SOLIDWORKS, it goes without saying that hardware requirements can often be overlooked. Questions tend to arise when buying or upgrading equipment and trying to ensure that your purchase matches the system requirements. Our Engineering Team has provided hardware recommendations along with the system requirements for this version of SOLIDWORKS.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips, PDM

    Organize Your CAD Files With SOLIDWORKS PDM Folder Templates

    August 28, 2015

    Did you know SOLIDWORKS EPDM has the capability to create new folders and folder structures? With this feature, users can organize any project or product line into specific folders. By following the six steps below, you will never lose an important file again.


    BOM What? Viewing Your Bill Of Materials In SOLIDWORKS EPDM

    June 23, 2015

    SOLIDWORKS EPDM allows you to view Bill of Materials (BOM) directly in the interface without installing a native CAD utility. Let’s take a look at the EPDM interface and how you can configure your BOM views.