• Split tunnel VPN access to PDM - for working from home due to Coronavirus?

    Hi As a potential contingency, we are looking at getting the CAD users to from home and to access the PDM pro and network licences via VPN. We don't have particularly fast internet access at our place of work, sadly...
    John Layne
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  • How to add (found in) column into PDM search

    I am trying to find a way to add in the (found in column) to PDM search. found this article that offered some help, but am unsure what category to select to add this column to your current window. https://help.solidwo...
    Clinton Torrey
    last modified by Clinton Torrey
  • Your favorite Solidworks error messages

    I wanted to start a new thread where we can collect some of the craziest messages that we get when working with solidworks. Please try to insert the image into the text using the insert image button. Also, try not to ...
    last modified by 1-98QLGO
  • Admin image installer, custom scripts

    I have a simple question about the admin image installer and running a custom program (before or after installation). What happens if the computer is restarted or the installation is interrupted in the middle of runni...
    David Lane
    created by David Lane

    Hello. I am trying to create a custom BOM in Solidworks PDM but the custom properties are not filling out. I can get the title head to show but the value isn't showing. Any ideas? 
    Bri Guy
    last modified by Bri Guy
  • Tips/Best Practice: Managing Admin Images

    Hi,   I have been the IT admin at our company for a few years and have managed to create admin images, configure different options for different groups of computers and deploy this image.  When a new major ...
    Michael Yorke
    last modified by Michael Yorke
  • EPDM all files are read only

    All our files are read only, nothing is checked in Solidworks but when I right click part or assembly the read only box is checked. I went through (I'm admin for epdm) all the files and unchecked the box, to only find...
    Renee Kontra
    last modified by Renee Kontra
  • why can't i find activate/reactivate window

    I'm trying to fix "Could not obtain a license for SOLIDWORKS CAM.  Error: Invalid block name (-5,147,0)".  In one post it seems like if you "select all" to be activated/reactivated you can fix this problem b...
    Amos Cruz
    last modified by Amos Cruz
  • Admin image automatic deploy install never successfully installs

    Using the admin image option editor to automatically deploy, I never get a "Successfully Installed" status. It stays on "Installing" forever. The task on the client machines keeps running until they reboot, after whic...
    David Lane
    last modified by David Lane
  • License Report Tool

    Hi all,   As the SNL log file is difficult to read and organize. So, I have just developed a free license report tool to help Company to analysis the license utilization status in real time mode. It is still in...
    Win Lai
    last modified by Win Lai
  • Solidworks PDM - Administraiton - Document Identifier

    Hi,  I am creating a new template in our system. I have created with the Pigeon hole add in the document identifier that I want to use (see picture 1). But when I go to PDM to create the template the document i...
    Inga Rut Reynisdottir
    last modified by Inga Rut Reynisdottir
  • Do SolidWorks VAR's all charge the same amount for Maint.

    This doesn't need to be a detailed response, just curious if all SW VAR's charge the same price for Annual Maintenance for SW and PDM, or are they allowed to set a rate that they choose.   My current understandi...
    Brian Hoerner
    last modified by Brian Hoerner
  • Automatic Deploy of SOLIDWORKS Electrical Fails

    We have an admin image from which we are trying to install SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020.  If I log in to a client machine and run the StartSWInstall.hta file, the installation succeeds.  If we try to deploy it...
    Jim Sculley
    created by Jim Sculley
  • BOM quantities when actual quantity is different than model

    Using PDM.   If you have an assembly that has 100 screws it is incredibly tedious and really slows the model down to insert 100 screws and mate them all. Doing that also bloats the model unnecessarily. I have us...
    Eric Snyder
    last modified by Eric Snyder
  • SolidWorks 2020 SP1 Clean Install Issue

    As everyone knows the future of SolidWorks is 3D EXPERIENCE, probably via a cloud based log in system. I have no issue with this method of working - we do this for Office, Adobe, Fusion, Keyshot etc. But the one thing...
    Kevin Quigley
    created by Kevin Quigley
  • after i install solidwork electrical in my windows 8.1 os, when i click project menager the app always terminated and it says invalid serial number. how can i solve these problem? please help?

    after i install solidwork electrical in my windows 8.1 os, when i click project menager the app always terminated and it says invalid serial number. how can i solve these problem? please help?
    Belay Basa Ashagry
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  • 3DEXPERIENCE 2020 Breakout sessions download link?

    Where can I download the 3D EXperience 2020 breakout sessions ( PPT and Videos) . Require download link.   Regards, Richie MORE
    Richie More
    created by Richie More
  • Clicking on Mouse scroll button won't rotate in Solidworks 64bit... drivers needed?

    Just been working on getting Solidworks set up on a M6400 Vista 64bit system and took a bit to get the drivers for bluetooth and my mouse set up right,  but when you click the middle scroll button to rotate the i...
    Andrew Paulsen
    last modified by Andrew Paulsen
  • SLDDRW to pdf not working

    Hi,   When I go to send my solidworks drawing for checking it normally transitions the drawing and adds a pdf. But recently its not been doing what its meant to do. I keep getting an empty datacard box appearin...
    Mark Robertson
    last modified by Mark Robertson
  • What does the REPORTLOG from the SolidNetWork License options file give me?

    I'm looking for a way to track license usage to make sure we have enough network seats.  I orignally wrote a macro that goes through the debug log and tracks license in/out and counts usage.  But, there's a ...
    Tim Ordway
    last modified by Tim Ordway