• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Convert Task to write username in the file save path Operations

    Good morning,   I have this problem in the tool "Operations" for converting the drawings in PDF.   I created: - File card: Convert tool - Variable (text): UserConnTest - List (text): Convert_User   A...
    Ettore Rizzo
    last modified by Ettore Rizzo
  • Descriptive Workflow Condition Warnings

    Hi all.   We are running Solidworks 2019 & PDM 2019. When I am on the admin account and try to transition a file that does not meet all the conditions, I get the warning that says "Revision should be B" or "...
    Kyle Glover
    last modified by Kyle Glover
  • Outside Solidworks PDM

      I saw the warning "Outside SOLIDWOKS PDM" during checking in file  What does this message mean as I checked the part is already in PDM
    Jake Bakerin
    last modified by Jake Bakerin
  • PDM Could not connect to SQL Server

    I'm currently struggling with a PDM Pro and SQL Express 2017 installation. I want to try out the PDM Pro Product but will not allow me to connect to SQL 2017 Express. The account is configured and available. When conn...
    Markus Olsson
    last modified by Markus Olsson
  • Query number of files in state?

    Hi guys, does anyone have an SQL Query for Number of Files sitting in each State of their Workflow?   I have this query:   select T.Name + ' (' + W.Name + ')' as [Transition(Workflow Name)], Count(1) as [C...
    John Power
    last modified by John Power
  • Where do you store your data cards?

    The data card displayed for a file is controlled by two things: the file extension and the directory where the file is located (if a data card is saved there).  Often, I would like to have a little more fine grai...
    Jim Sculley
    last modified by Jim Sculley
  • PDM Standard with several users

    I am currently running just one SW professional with pdm STANDARD. ON one PC. We are getting another user and pro license, probably more down the road. Probably 5-6 at most (in the distant future) We dont have a se...
    Artyom Vitouchkine
    last modified by Artyom Vitouchkine
  • Replace Writeable

    Only post I found was 6 years old.  Anyone know how to handle this message? should I pick yes or no? More valuable, anyone know how to avoid getting this message ever?  seems like a big bug to have for this...
    Al Larson
    last modified by Al Larson
  • Search for Files Created By Me

    Does anyone have a CRP for finding files created by a certain user?     I am also looking for a CRP that finds all the files that were last checked-in by a certain user.    I am not an SQL g...
    Bill Stadler
    last modified by Bill Stadler