• Lock file with Solidworks API or Document Manager API

    I have a solidwork add-in which is reading and writing 3rd party data into the files with the help of IModelDoc2::IGet3rdPartyStorage and ModelDoc.Save3 methods.    Everything is working fine...
    Kellan O'Connor
    last modified by Kellan O'Connor
  • How to replace a component in assy with copy tree

    Hi,   Is there 1-step a way to use Copy Tree (or another function) to replace parts in an assembly with a new copy*, without making a new copy of the assembly. Bonus points awarded if it can be done with the ass...
    Sandy Scott
    last modified by Sandy Scott
  • Why is PDM so complicated ?

    After a number of hours installing reconfiguring, editing windows credentials, firewalls, and so on... it struck me... there is no need at all for most of these steps when setting up any other database... why does pdm...
    Michael Bardwell
    last modified by Michael Bardwell
  • Copy user settings

    I am getting ready to roll out PDM to our company, but by default, the preview, cards, bom, etc starts at the bottom.  Is there anyway to copy my settings for inside Windows Explorer?   I am not referring ...
    Kyle Blough
    last modified by Kyle Blough
  • PDM task to save as pdf opens new instance of SolidWorks

    Hi guys, it's been a long time since I've been on these forums but I have run into a really annoying issue that I can't figure out. We finally switched over from Workgroup PDM to the new SW PDM and have a workflow set...
    Jamil Snead
    last modified by Jamil Snead
  • C# : EPDM Addin : which is the Best way To check whether the selected file having BOM or not ?

    Is there any way to check whether the seleted file having BOM or not ?
    Dipak Shah
    created by Dipak Shah
  • Get all related Drawings from Part and Assembly

    Hello All,   Please suggest me is there any method to get all related Drawing from EPDM valut ??   My requirement is get all related drawing from assmbly and parts in csv.   Inside csv .....   A...
    Shetty M.
    last modified by Shetty M.
  • Defaulting to a PDM Professional Viewer license

    We currently have 14 PDM Professional CAD Editor & Web licenses. We recently added a 5-pack of Viewer licenses. We have 3+ users that will only ever need to pull these Viewer licenses. I have went on each machine ...
    Bobby J. Moore II
    last modified by Bobby J. Moore II
  • How to add a tab in the task detail with the list of selected files?

    Hello guys! I want to add a list of the selected files in the details of the task that was performed. The add-in is written in C #. The result example is as per the image. Can anyone help me? Thank you very much! &...
    Maico Ismael Schmitz
    last modified by Maico Ismael Schmitz
  • How to match the drawing file revision value with the part file revision value

    Is there a way to set the drawing file (.slddrw) revision to match the part file (.sldprt) revision in PDM 2018 for existing files ?. I have already looked at How to increment a SOLIDWORKS PDM Revision Automatica...
    Harith Alnajjar
    last modified by Harith Alnajjar
  • Get variable from Data Card PDF file task runtime

    I use VBA code in task to read Data Card variable for PDF file. But swTaskAddin.dll don't support explicit declaration of variables such as IEdmEnumeratorVariable7, EdmGetVarData and IEdmVaria...
    Alexander Volkov
    last modified by Alexander Volkov
  • Multi epdm background processes with work vba

    Hi to All, I've write a macro in VBA Word that make a copy of the word file in other epdm directory. After  I launch this macro if I look the task mananger I have 3 backgroud istaces of epdm When the macr...
    Enrico Camusso
    created by Enrico Camusso
  • Edit new "result column"

    SolidWorks PDM 2018:   Folks, still somewhat new to SW PDM, but getting better with use   Question, as shown below, I generated a new Search Result Column Set, which is highlighted.   I cannot find ...
    Brian Hoerner
    last modified by Brian Hoerner
  • PDM Standard and Data card Fields Why no Macros?

    Ok I have set up a set of data cards in PDM Standard, can't afford the expensive PDM Professional and that is over kill for a small company anyway. I have a large Library of parts that i commonly use in many designs. ...
    Craig Makarowski
    created by Craig Makarowski
  • bug in the EPDM API when getting referenced configuration

    Hi,   I am writing an add-in for my automation company and I noticed that there is a bug in the class that implements the interface IEdmReference.   When I walk through the reference tree I am tring to get...
    Diego Fanesi
    last modified by Diego Fanesi
  • Autodesk Vault and Solidworks PDM Pro Vault running parallel

    Has anyone ran Solidworks PDM Pro 2020 and Autodesk Vault Pro 2019 in Parallel? I have both installed and after installing AC Vault 2019 SW crashes when checking in SW Drawings. The interesting part is SW only crashes...
    Ben Roland
    last modified by Ben Roland
  • Extreme memory use while opening drawings though PDM

    A client of mine is having extreme memory use when opening a bunch of simple (250KB-1MB) files. When opening 10-20 drawings at once, SolidWorks memory use goes up at 1 GB/ second until all memory is full. They've seen...
    Peter Brinkhuis
    last modified by Peter Brinkhuis
  • Delete a hidden file in a folder that was never checked in by user

    In the event that a user created a folder and proceeded to make parts in that folder. He never checked in the files and left the company, thus make the files hidden since they are local. In the mean time, I cannot mov...
    Samuel Lau
    last modified by Samuel Lau
  • Manual revisions/No revision scheme?

    We receive drawings, models, and specifications from our customers that will never enter our own revision scheme. Neither will they necessarily increment in order. Since there are multiple customers using multiple rev...
    Debbie Wescott
    last modified by Debbie Wescott
  • Christmas SQL Challenge

    I want to calculate the total number of gifts from the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas. I have this code:   WITH myTally(n) AS (SELECT n = ROW_NUMBER() OVER (ORDER BY (SELECT null)) FROM (VALUES (1), (2), (3...
    Joy Garon
    last modified by Joy Garon