• EPDM - How to Change the state of a PDF by auto task creation

    I'm working in our EPDM workflow system. The current PDF creation during our Release state change is working perfectly. The only issue appears to be that it comes in as "Initial Check in" I want it to be our Released ...
    Brad Joseph
    last modified by Brad Joseph
  • Give access to PDM server hosted on a local PC

    Hi,   I set up the PDM standard server on my pc and successfully created the vault. My question is how can my colleague reach the server. This may be more of a networking issue than PDM. But, I wanted to know...
    Andy S.
    last modified by Andy S.
  • Data security for checked out files

    We tell all our users to check their files in regularly  - but of course they don't always. So there is a risk of data loss from the local PC.     We just had a second SSD failure on the same worksta...
    Gordon Rigg
    created by Gordon Rigg
  • Why make a tool that does not work and that has never worked in every version released?

    I refer to the File version upgrade tool.   There was a tool that started off in Workgroup PDM that never worked and always crashed out. As workgroup was free, then complaining seemed to fall on deaf ears. ...
    Peter Farnham
    last modified by Peter Farnham
  • PDM Set Revision Counter to Match Revision Variable

    I'm on PDM Standard. I'll make this short.   Our vault currently has no revision scheme actively being used. Our files have a Revision Variable manually typed in at the moment. We opted to migrate into the vault...
    Tyler Harding
    last modified by Tyler Harding
  • The viewer 'C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS PDM\FileViewer.exe' is missing.

    Hello,   I recently used the "View File" in the context menu.for a .PDF on the desktop and other file types as well. When I do so, I see a popup window stating   SOLIDWORKS PDM  The viewer 'C:\Progra...
    Tom Adams
    last modified by Tom Adams
  • Find Restored Files

    Does anyone have a SQL query or PDM report to search for files that have been recovered?  Searching the history doesn't search the event description.
    Jennifer Bahnsen
    created by Jennifer Bahnsen
  • IT Involvement in PDM

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    John Aubrey
    last modified by John Aubrey
  • 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
  • Named BOM Revisions

    We recently purchased SolidWorks PDM and are working our way through all the implementation issues. One thing that has me puzzled is how to keep BOM rev's matching their respective files.   My understanding is t...
    Elliott Evans
    last modified by Elliott Evans
  • Small Company PDM Options

    Hi Everyone,    Our company had been using SW 2015 with the 2015 pdm and it was working great. Having the vault built into SW made it easy for our group of engineers to manage the data. There are only 4 o...
    TJ Eller
    last modified by TJ Eller
  • Solidworks PDM

    Hi, I am new to Solidworks PDM. I have started my work with local company for some design work. Till now i have used Solidworks student version for practise. Now my company wants to buy subscription for Solidworks wi...
    Abhishek Joshi
    last modified by Abhishek Joshi
  • ArchiveTypes in table ArchiveServerStored

    The table ArchiveServerStored contains a column called ArchiveType. Does anyone know, what the types are? I think, type 1 are normal files and type 4 is the users.dat in the vault's root folder. But what are 2 and 3?...
    Lars Uhlenhaut
    last modified by Lars Uhlenhaut
  • Benefits of Categories

    If we do all our sending files down the workflows with conditions of the workflows, what other benefits are there of setting up categories for different type of documents in PDM.  
    John Aubrey
    last modified by John Aubrey
  • PDM Standard

    With PDM standard, is it possible to retrieve the metadata from the DB regularly?   In addition, is it possible to use an existing SQL server instead of sql express?
    Huabing Liu
    last modified by Huabing Liu
  • Could not open database 'Company Vault'!

    Solidworks PDM error pop up saying Could not open database 'Company Vault'!   This pop up is happening for 3 of my Solidworks users. Currently running Solidworks 2018 Professional, and use PDM Sta...
    Taylor Jenson
    last modified by Taylor Jenson
  • Opening Pictures in PDM PRO 2017

    Currently using PDM Pro 2017.  Can't get pictures to open in Photos to allow easier scrolling/ viewing they want to open in Paint. Checked all my Windows settings they are defaulted to Photos.  From my under...
    Corey Sorensen
    last modified by Corey Sorensen
  • How to do a PDM Search for a NULL variable value

    I am needing to find all drawings that contain a NULL value for the property Part Number.   This does not seem to work:   And It seems to ignore the variable criteria.  BTW, Part Number is a text...
    Rodney Martin
    last modified by Rodney Martin
  • Setting Folder Cards for Different Locations

    I'm in the process of setting up PDM for my company, and I'm having some issues with figuring out how to use file cards.  The sandbox vault my VAR supplied me with had a "Universal Folder Card" and an "ECO Folder...
    Chris Iannone
    last modified by Chris Iannone
  • Vault tagging work as another user

    The vault is tagging my work with another past user's name and bumping up revs when I open a drawing, without initiating an ECN.  This is still using SolidWorks 2015 with EPDM 2015.  All SP4.
    Rick Martin
    created by Rick Martin