SOLIDWORKS, Tech Tips, PDM

How To Add a State To a Workflow In SOLIDWORKS PDM The Easy Way

July 11, 2019

As the life cycle of your designs and your company evolve, you’ll find an ever-growing vastness of data created as a byproduct. One way to really get control of your company’s data is to use a data management tool like SOLIDWORKS PDM, the only tool built specifically for SOLIDWORKS. This means it understands the important relationships between files and enables you to work how you want with your data.

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Parallel Approvals in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

May 24, 2018

Workflow transitions can accommodate product development processes that require multiple team members to approve documents. For example, a department may need a team lead and a member of the management team to both approve a change before the file can be promoted. In this Video Tech Tip, we look at parallel approvals inside a SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional vault. 

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How To Use The SOLIDWORKS PDM Log File

April 12, 2018

SOLIDWORKS PDM offers the best way for you to get control of your data, with a secure file vault ensuring that the right person has the right file at the right time.  In this Video Tech Tip, PDM Support Engineer Catherine Smith walks you through two methods on how to access the log file and even how to export it to help make working with TriMech Support easier. 

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Controlling All of Your Data With SOLIDWORKS PDM

March 29, 2018

With SOLIDWORKS PDM you can get control of your data- not just SOLIDWORKS data, but all your data. Any file that lives on the Windows Operating System can be stored and managed in the PDM Vault. As you continue to work more and more files will be added to the vault–SOLDIWORKS parts, assemblies, drawings, pdfs, excel workbooks and so on. 

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What is SOLIDWORKS PDM and How Does It Work?

March 15, 2018

PDM stands for Product Data Management. Think of it as the backbone to an organization’s data. SOLIDWORKS PDM offers not just a secure vault to store files, but also countless other features to help companies function much more efficiently and effectively. 

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Undo File Check Out in SOLIDWORKS PDM

January 25, 2018

Undo functions are great in applications. We use it constantly throughout all sorts of applications. If you make a mistake, an "undo button" is the fastest way to get back to what you had before. This is the same concept behind the “Undo Check out” in SOLIDWORKS PDM. It will cancel the check out without saving any changes you’ve made.

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Using CEX Files Inside Your SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault

September 14, 2017

SOLIDWORKS PDM is essential to help keep your files, organized, easily accessible and most importantly, easily managed. In today's Video Tech Tip, we're discussing CEX files and how you can use them inside your vault.

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Create a Local View in SOLIDWORKS PDM

July 6, 2017

Wondering how to create a local view in SOLIDWORKS PDM? Watch this short Video Tech Tip for step-by-step instructions.

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Install SOLIDWORKS PDM on a Client Machine

January 26, 2017

From the original EPDM to the release of PDM Standard in 2016 to the recent additions in SOLIDWORKS 2017, there is more motivation than ever to explore SOLIDWORKS' Product Data Management software. To help get you started, I walk through how to easily install SOLIDWORKS PDM on a client machine.