Does anyone use Windchill to control SolidWorks files? Do you have any good or bad things to say about it? Have you also used EPDM and have anything good/bad to say about that in comparison? Thanks for any input.
Hi, Is there 1-step a way to use Copy Tree (or another function) to replace parts in an assembly with a new copy*, without making a new copy of the assembly. Bonus points awarded if it can be done with the assembly open & checked out. (*including generating a new part number that's inserted into the file name and data card) I know how to…(Show moreShow less)
I found a fairly convenient way to do this for 1 file. The "Automatically name new files on Save As" option in Solidworks -> Tools -> Solidworks PDM -> Options can be turned on (when logged in as Admin), which gives the file a name from the Serial number generator. Somehow this makes it into the data card as well.
Just upgraded to 2018 with PDM Standard, full clean installation. SW is now crashing, mainly on large assemblies, opening up a drawing of a large assembly...shuts down. Worked with my VAR yesterday and we noticed SW would immediately crash if the preview tab was selected when clicking on these large assemblies. This was never a problem on 2017.…(Show moreShow less)
Missing search fields on some computers. thought it was limited to one model (HP). I only saw it ever happened on that PC. Now I have a new dell latitude and it has same issue. The other latitudes do not have the issue. I can find no information on this issue on the web at all.
Is there a way to populate a variable with the month and year only during a transition? ie 01/2020 or 01/20 I want to put the date into a note for prototyping once it moves to that state. I have tried %m/%Y (like template variables" and %m%/%Y% (extra % sign like the variables for transitions) but it populates the variable with those…(Show moreShow less)
I'm certainly getting to be an old dog. We have about 10 dispatch scripts. If they get too complex we write an add-in....too many add-ins slow the system loading the GUI....seems like it has to load the add-ins each time you open PDM.
When we modify a low level component (i.e. a screw), we do not always update the upper level assemblies. However, our manufacturing division must generate updated BOM's with the new component revisions. What I would like to do is auto-generate BOM's from a PDM search list. For example, if I search for all upper level assemblies of a certain type…(Show moreShow less)
Hello Everyone, I really need your 2-5 minutes on this. Can you please assist me in following code , how can optimise thismore , as its causing heavy loading in process when add-in is calling. Actually i implemented add-in (C#) and its called when changing state of file in PDM Vault. public void OnCmd(ref EdmCmd poCmd, ref EdmCmdData…(Show moreShow less)
Hi all, we want to define our data card so that data with the status "invalid" are not displayed in the normal search. We have defined the invalid status in the workflows and did take the user rights to see this data. Does anyone have an idea how this can work the best way? We have PDM Professional 2019 Nice day Antonio
If I understand you correctly, you have a workflow state called "Invalid". The group has no "Read file contents" permission. Its possible they are seeing a version in a previous state they do have permission to see. In the "Invalid" state you need to check "Ignore permissions in previous states".