• Dispatch to check for possible duplicate filename when renaming

    With Dispatch is there a way to find if a file with a certain name exists anywhere in the vault. I am able to check for an existing file when i know the directory it resides in but what if the file may exist anywhere ...
    Matt Martens
    created by Matt Martens
  • How to turn off state transition warning?

    Hi, After updating our EPDM 2019 SP5 we started getting this warning while changing file state. My question would be, how do we turn off this annoying warning?
    Paulius Lukauskas
    last modified by Paulius Lukauskas
  • Viewers are not able to see the numbered version of files which are migrated to PDM and these files are in released state

    Hi,   We have a situation where the user who have the view permission is not able to see the released files which are in numeric versions, these files are migrated to PDM by Admin and at the time of migration on...
    Sampath Vitta
    last modified by Sampath Vitta
  • PDM ERP Integration Viability

    The company I am working for is upgrading its ERP system since the current system will be losing support soon (E2 Shop to E2 MFG). We are trying to reduce BOM building for whenever orders are placed, and reducing conf...
    Keaton Warn
    last modified by Keaton Warn
  • How to connect Solidworks Manage Client to database server through IP.

    Hello, Please let me know  How can i connect Solidworks Manage Client to database server through IP as i need to connect two PCs located in different cities.I want to make one as Manage Server PC & other wil...
    Muhammad Osama Siddiqui
    last modified by Muhammad Osama Siddiqui
  • Number of files in any given folder

    I've seen the question for how many files per folder come up a few times here in this forum.  The 2,000 number seems to get thrown out often.  We desire to have all of our drawings converted to PDFs and loca...
    Pete Yodis
    last modified by Pete Yodis
  • Has anyone put SW PDM on Azure?

    Anyone running an instance of PDM on Azure/AWS?  Tried 3dexperience, but it was just too much for what we needed/didn't work to meet our needs.  We want similar PDM functionality from just a simple login.&#...
    Ke Fisher
    last modified by Ke Fisher
  • What are you doing for PDM multi-site performance?

    Hello Team-   I am pretty sure there are a ton of posts in regard to the performance of PDM replicated sites. I'm here to add to it...   I have a PDM setup based in Virginia with a replicated site in Color...
    Chris Johnson
    last modified by Chris Johnson
  • eDrawings & file preview distorting note blocks

    OK, so in the PDM Preview pane we use bitmap preview which looks fine (albeit fuzzy) When you click the preview to enter SW UI preview or open the file with "View File" (aka in eDrawings) the list numbers and botto...
    Nate Kinkley
    last modified by Nate Kinkley
  • Windows Explorer hang opening vault view

    I have one issue with one computer and I am out of ideas how to fix. The issue is, when then computer boots from “off” (cold boot), and the user attempt to open Solidworks vault, windows explorer hangs. Yo...
    Joe Grosskopf
    last modified by Joe Grosskopf
  • Solidworks Rename vs PDM rename

    Solidworks has a right-click flyout for Rename and does not work with PDM correctly.  Basically, outside of PDM, you can right-click> Solidworks>Rename flyout function.  However in PDM, when you right ...
    Paul Aquino
    last modified by Paul Aquino
  • how can i prevent users do not copy data of pdm vault to their local drive

    I don't want to allow users once they create files in to PDM they cant take it back to local drive by just copy & paste any tool is there to restrict this action.
    Jaymin Chavda
    last modified by Jaymin Chavda
  • Help with Searching Transition Comments

    When selecting a user at a State transition, we require they also enter that person's name in the comments field. On the data card it's shown as a Transition Comment. This way we can look at a data card and see who is...
    Derek Taylor
    last modified by Derek Taylor
  • Cannot undo check in

    I have admin rights to our pdm system, a person left our company and didn't check out a bunch of files. He was deleted from the pdm server before i arrived here.   I have re added him with the same name and cred...
    Garrie Russell
    last modified by Garrie Russell
  • 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
  • Native PDF as ECO

    After a little research, and a little work, i was able to get a native PDF to act as an ECO file. I was able to create the PDF in a way that updated the fields with the custom properties from EPDM. These update automa...
    Dustin Kerr
    last modified by Dustin Kerr
  • PDM Crashes Explorer

    I have been setting up a sandbox vault to make sure everything is exactly what we want before we start using PDM.  I'm at the point I want to start setting up our final vault but I am unable to open it up in expl...
    Chris Iannone
    last modified by Chris Iannone
  • 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
  • EPDM Convert task JPEG improvement with Advanced Scripting option

    Hi, I am trying to create loads of pictures form EPDM , the problem is that some of the pictures are not visible due to users have saved and checked in models incorrectly with zoom/ ordination issue. I am trying to ad...
    Maciej Dykier
    last modified by Maciej Dykier
  • Unusual 'Read Only' Issue

    I have one user that this problem occasionally happens to.  He will have a group of DWG files checked out to himself.  When he tries to open them to edit them, most of them will open up, but occasionally 1 o...
    Dave LeCount
    created by Dave LeCount