• SW EPDM and NX

    How does SW EPDM handle NX files?   We're looking at an upgrade to EDPM and use NX for some stuff so I want to know how that's going to effect us. Do we need a bridge like for Pro-E?   Thanks in advance......
    Aaron Godwin
    last modified by Aaron Godwin
  • PDM (standard) checked out file loss

    We just had an SSD die and suffered loss of all the users checked out file edits. It seems discipline of regular file check in has not been that good.   what techniques doo you have to ensure users check their ...
    Gordon Rigg
    created by Gordon Rigg
  • Replace existing file when creating a new PDF hardcopy

    When we create a new slddrw we would like to run the task "create PDF" automatically. When running this task we would like to overwrite the existing PDF hardcopy when creating a new one. However part of the file name ...
    Pdm Admin
    last modified by Pdm Admin
  • Auto-create reference using dispatch/template?

    Trying to use dispatch to create a file when another file changes state, and I want to know if I can automatically create a file reference from the original. Current workflow looks like this: 1) Anyone can create a ...
    Steven Soeder
    last modified by Steven Soeder
  • Anyone using proe connector

    Anyone having any success using the proe connector with swepdm pro?  Any issues, slowness, does it work well?
    Jeff Hallgren
    last modified by Jeff Hallgren
  • 2019 PDM gets stuck and crashes during copy tree every time. 2017 was fine

    I have only tried copy tree about 3 or 4 times this year but so far every assembly I have tried has frozen the copy tree after about 2 or 3 parts. One particularly annoying feature is that the "copy" button in the cop...
    Clinton Clinton Grover
    last modified by Clinton Clinton Grover
  • generate configuration within explorer?

    Our PDM is setup so that when we generate a new part number, it ends as -00. Most parts stay this way, but sometimes we make configurations, where we increment to -01, -02, etc and build the configurations within the ...
    Philipp Waibel
    last modified by Philipp Waibel
  • File upgrade tool work instructions

    Hi, Q1,   Can anyone help on this please?   Windows 10 64 bit Solidworks 2019 sp 4 64 bit SWPDM2019SP04_SPR1151052_Hotfix applied   When creating two work instructions I set the file type...
    Peter Farnham
    created by Peter Farnham
  • force state change of drawing when changing state of part

    Hello,    We are looking to implement a process in the PDM we cannot figure out how to realize. Our drawings and parts have different revisions, so that we can change a drawing without changing the part (dr...
    Philipp Waibel
    last modified by Philipp Waibel
  • How do I search PDM by document name?

    I have weired problem. I have Solidworks PDM in use and should find a document. I know it is there, I know it's name, but how can I find it? Where is the search -button in PDM-window?     If I navigate to...
    Tapani Sjoman
    last modified by Tapani Sjoman
  • Web2 server web.config limit download

    Hello everyone.   I am needing help on disabling the download button for select groups.  I have been in contact with my VAR on this, but the lines of code they told me is not working.  The lady said th...
    Kyle Blough
    created by Kyle Blough
  • mulitple folders and templates for folders

    I'm trying to set up our PDM Professional, took the class but I'm still at a loss. You see I need a folder for SCANS, Fab work, STC(FAA stuff), Major repairs, Minor Repairs, so I want (which I do have working) they co...
    Renee Kontra
    last modified by Renee Kontra
  • Custom properties from model won't show on drawing

    Hey guys,   I got a problem with linking custom properties to drawings that get changed by the workflow. The custom property "Watermark" and "Revision" are set in the model, but they won't show on the drawing. ...
    Barbara Jerin
    last modified by Barbara Jerin
  • Using Parallel transition for approval, I'm missing the Reject option.

    I'm trying to formalize our review process in PDM and this seems what the parallel state change is made for. I require users from separate groups to sign off, maybe add a comment. However the case when a reviewer...
    Joep Verhoeven
    last modified by Joep Verhoeven
  • PDM Standard Vault Structure Setup Suggestions

    I "think" the ownership is finally going to upgrade from Workgroup to PDM Standard. (Insert snarky colloquialism here)   Can anyone point me to some reading on different vault structure benefits / best practices...
    Daen Hendrickson
    last modified by Daen Hendrickson
  • PDM Search question regarding batches of part numbers.

    I have a question regarding SW PDM. I have several groups of part numbers, each representing a sub-assembly of a larger top level assembly. As I create these sub-assemblies - there is a possibility that we already hav...
    rodney mansfield
    last modified by rodney mansfield
  • Search for specific part number in design table?

    Hi,   I am currently using design tables for hardware type components and associating specific part numbers to each configurations and loading them in PDM.     I am able to search for the part nu...
    Jeremy Schnell
    last modified by Jeremy Schnell
  • How to Setup Email Notifications and send to users when there is something released in SW PDM.

    Hi PDM admins/users,   I recently started working with PDM and fairly new in administration part of  Solidworks PDM so i need some help in setting up Email notifications to send it out to the users whenever...
    Rahul Gone
    last modified by Rahul Gone
  • How to upload data from Excel to populate fields on data cards with unique values for multiple files in PDM professional?

    I have a list of cross-reference numbers in Excel that I need to upload into PDM Professional (2018) to populate the cross-reference field on file data cards for several existing files in PDM.   Each file (part ...
    John Clay
    last modified by John Clay
  • Who Among you is using Master Control in conjunction with Solidworks? Are you using PDM Standard with it? All constructive comments appreciated and advice welcomed. Share your good, bad and ugly experiences using Master Control here please.

    My Company has recently decided to Use Master Control as their document control; as we move towards our ISO 9001 certification.   Who is using Master Control with Solidworks? Are you using it in conjunction with...
    David Sharpe
    last modified by David Sharpe