• SOLIDWORKS PDM dialog box: prompt to checking out (or not) document @ editing the master sketch

    The whole assembly is already checked in. Going to add new components using the existing geometry. Just created a new configuration as well. Is there a setting to control the SOLIDWORKS PDM dialog box appearing from...
    Rohana Wickrama Archchi
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  • is there a way to debug 'serial number' addins

    Hi,   i'm developing an addin dll for PDMWE to generate serial numbers, and I need to debug  it.   If i add the dll locally (EPDM administration -> addins -> debug addin) I can't create a seri...
    Stefano De Fend
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  • 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
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  • PDM Web2 preview undefined after conversion / no thumbnail available

    We recently setup our Web2 server and are trialing with users. It worked when it was just me testing it but since distributing to a few more people no previews load. On pdf we get "undefined" on .sldprt we get "Sorry,...
    Nate Kinkley
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  • how do you get thumbnail previews in SW2020 Web2 client?

    I always get "No thumbnail preview available for this file" if I click on a sldasm, sldprt, or slddrw file. Edrawings 2020 is installed.
    Martin Glass
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  • Standardizing units of measurement in PDM

    Hi all! I'm self-implementing PDM Pro for my small business. My latest issue is with standardizing units of measurement in the mass field; I'd like everything checked into the vault to be in kg. Is that so...
    Sam Angles
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  • Edit the "convert to jpeg task (PDM Professional)" in order to get the isometric view of part or assembly in the generated jpeg file.

    Hello Everyone, I would like to edit the "convert to jpeg task" in order to get the isometric view of part or assembly in the generated jpeg file.I don't have the right knowledge about programming or API and i need th...
    Antonis Armyriotis
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  • Copy Tree Variable "Copied From"

    We often make prototype parts for customers by using Copy Tree then modifying it as necessary. It would be extremely helpful to be able to record the part/assembly which the new part/assembly was copied from. I would ...
    Bryan Nathan
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  • I'm concerned my company hasn't implemented PDM correctly

    Hi,   When my company purchased SolidWorks PDM we were promised it would be straightforward and not time-consuming, but it's been everything but! We're using SolidWorks PDM to version control all of our document...
    Jonathan Nute
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  • How to Apply Logic to PDM Delayed in State Notifications?

    We're having an issue where folks who are responsible for lots of drawing files will leave some of them in a pending state and this ends up holding people up down the line.   The delayed in state functionality s...
    Victor Carosi
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  • 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
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  • Custom Library Items Location - To be in PDM Vault folder or in an External Location

    I have my custom and from vendors' library items in a folder in a network folder. But, from within Solidworks PDM icon (right side panel), right up, I see ? indicating "File not found in vault".   I don't think ...
    Rohana Wickrama Archchi
    last modified by Rohana Wickrama Archchi
  • How To Remove all Checked-In (but unwanted) documents in PDM vault

    With the new PDM standard running, I find there are some unwanted documents in Vault. I need to know how can I get them removed. This I mean similar to delete in Autodesk vault.   Could someone help me to...
    Rohana Wickrama Archchi
    last modified by Rohana Wickrama Archchi
  • When doing a "get latest" it gets the latest of too many files

    Here is a simplified version of the issue:   Let's say I have a model of a pipe that has 100 configurations.  Each configurations has a drawing referenced to it and each drawing has a pdf referenced.  ...
    Stephen Lapic
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  • Some users can't view/preview XML file

    We using and XML file for our Approvals/Signature sheet. Some users can view/preview the XML and others can't. I have checked the file association. Everyone can has "access" to the vault where the XML and XSL template...
    Derek Taylor
    last modified by Derek Taylor
  • 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
  • PDM file loss?

    I had a weird experience this AM that I'm struggling to explain and wondering if anyone else has run into something similar.   Last Friday evening the PDM shows I checked an assembly in. It also shows I checked ...
    Matt Juric
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  • PDM Standard: Renamed document still in the folder

    I got around to do Top-Down modeling. Thanks for the this forum. I renamed the main assembly V020620-E0001 to V020620-E0001 BELT FEEDER using Solidworks > Rename. QUESTION: 1. Why the old file is still existi...
  • New data cards don't populate with existing properties

    Background info: I have been working on our PDM system for a year, fixing how it was originally set up (not well). I have been creating new data card files in our sandbox for our SolidWorks part, assemblies, and draw...
    Matt Willms
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  • Upgrading PDM from 2018 to 2020

    I'm skipping 2019 and upgrading the PDM (Standard) from 2018  to 2020 Any issue I should be aware of ? Thanks 
    Christian Chu
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