• SQL database replication

    Hey forum!   With 2017 PDM Professional, the ability to replicate databases for Read Only queries, using SQL's AOAG technology also became available.   I simply wonder: Has anyone used this, or tested thi...
    Martin Solem
    last modified by Martin Solem
  • EPDM over WAN - Latency speeds?

    How many of you are using EPDM over WAN. What is your max latency that you are seeing from different sites to the SQL server?   We have installed EPDM over 3 sites (UK,US,CA) and are facing huge performance issu...
    David Harris
    last modified by David Harris
  • PDM revisions update

    Hi.   So lets say I have a part outside of the PDM (from before we started using it). this part has a variable called Revision which is filled manually by the user.  Lets say the variable has a value of 05...
    Ben Galili
    last modified by Ben Galili
  • PDM Pro turning AutoCAD files into Student Versions

    We have found that SOLIDWORKS PDM Pro is converting true AutoCAD 2020 files into Student Versions randomly.        As you know, once AutoCAD thinks the file was created in an AutoCAD Student...
    Mathew Stevenson
    last modified by Mathew Stevenson
  • How to make SW2020 work reliably with pdm

    Using latest version sw2020 sp2 and pdm. What a slow buggy constally crashing system. I have to use it as it's what my company uses but.... definitely not happy with it. Previously used 2019 sp5 stand without pdm. I...
    Nev Ward
    last modified by Nev Ward
  • icons not showing correctly

    PDM file viewer not showing the correct icons.  
    Jason Wharton
    created by Jason Wharton
  • Non existing configurations filter

    SELECT TOP (1000) [VariableID] ,[DocumentID] ,[ProjectID] ,[RevisionNo] ,[ConfigurationID] ,[ValueText] ,[ValueInt] ,[ValueFloat] ,[ValueDate] ,[ValueCache] ,[IsLongText] FROM [EPDM].[dbo].[VariableValue] where docume...
    Damir Galic
    last modified by Damir Galic
  • To Save or Not Save Prior to Check-In

    It's funny, I have never thought about NOT saving prior to check-in. My habit has always been Ctrl+7 (Iso), F (Fit), Ctrl+Q (Rebuild), Ctrl+S (Save) and then Check-In. Then this week a user new to our company tells me...
    Rich Harder
    last modified by Rich Harder
  • EPDM search - why so complicated

    Why doesn't search support brackets and & or | inline? For example: (pipe 50 | pipe 40) & welding Which would then search all text that contains either "pipe 50" or "pipe 40" and "welding" Additionally it c...
    Damir Galic
    last modified by Damir Galic
  • Avoid Re-Typing certain fields in Datacards

    Very frustrating typing in the project name and client name for every configuration in the Datacard for PDM. Is there a workaround for this?
    Bri Guy
    last modified by Bri Guy
  • Vault Previews Causing Buildup of GDI Objects and Consequent Crashes

    For a while now I've been experiencing seemingly random explorer.exe crashes on Windows 10 (where the taskbar blips out and comes back with everything running as before except all the folder windows are closed). I've ...
    Ian McKenzie
    last modified by Ian McKenzie
  • DWG blocks

    Hi, Does anyone know why block are presistent in DWG files? Once I add block with attributes and make copies (with the same name) they stay there. Even purge doesn't help. I tried removing all blocks, purging and t...
    Damir Galic
    last modified by Damir Galic
  • Find where a Configuration Name is used in several Assemblies

         I have a part with several configurations.  Each configuration is a Part Number and relates to it's own drawing file.  Is there somewhere that I can do a search in EPDM to find that ...
    Joe Walton
    last modified by Joe Walton
  • Development Environment Licensing

    Can someone please point me to information about licensing when setting up a Development Environment?  I have been told our current network licensing will allow creation of a Dev Environment, but I'm not clear on...
    Pete Nelson
    last modified by Pete Nelson
  • Moving lots of files to the vault

    Hi all,   I need to move thousands of files that currently live on a network location outside of a vault to a newly created vault. This includes assemblies, sub assemblies, parts, drawings, libraries, etc. ...
    Elizabeth Plasencia
    last modified by Elizabeth Plasencia
  • What are the ramifications of setting up Revision Table integration in an existing vault?

    Any lessons learned or things I should be aware of?   Thanks, Debbie
    Debbie Wescott
    created by Debbie Wescott
  • Upgrading PDM standard without VAR assistance

    Hi   Since a year or so I got PDM standard implemented in my system. My VAR did the initial installation and implementation. Costed me 3 days for a specialist in PDM. So far very happy with having PDM en was a...
    Nico Van Gils
    last modified by Nico Van Gils
  • Can I Hide the ~$ Files?

    We just installed SW PDM Pro. When I go to File > Open, I see all the SW tilde ~$ files. How can I hide these files?   Thank you,   Dan Bovinich
    Dan Bovinich
    last modified by Dan Bovinich
  • How to attach a file using a card button

    I have added a button to my card to browse for a file. The button works correctly, I can browse to and select the file.   I know need to have it attach "paste as reference" the file set that is already reference....
    Richard Salazar
    last modified by Richard Salazar
  • Draftsight drawing properties

    Hi, is it possible to transfer attributes (properties) from within model workspace to epdm? I tried everything to my knowledge but it keeps only "Drawn by", "Checked by", "Date". How can I force properties from draw...
    Damir Galic
    last modified by Damir Galic