• switch between file list column sets?

    Since the covid bug has forced us to work from home, we have found that adding the CAD files from our previous tool (Solid Edge) to our vault makes for a much more efficient experience with regard to opening/copying/m...
    Scott Matheson
    last modified by Scott Matheson
  • Using Word or Excel for Engineering Change Documentation.

    What do the people out there prefer for documentating your ECN/ECO/ECR's   Word, Excel or a.n.other.   I tried setting up word with variables today, to which I did manage to get it to popluate but only ...
    Steven Smith
    last modified by Steven Smith
  • PDM Vault Replication Issue

    Would anyone perhaps encountered this issue with vault replication. We currently have a primary vault and 2 remote sites. One of the remote sites is running a replicated vault. We recently added the other remote site ...
    Keem Basadre
    last modified by Keem Basadre
  • How to link SOLIDWORKS Manage Fields with Microsoft Office files Custom Properties?

    I have created Document records in SOLIDWORKS Manage 2020. The Document Records contains several Fields. The value of the fields given in Record properties must be linked to the custom property of the document related...
    Maharaja Radhakrishnan
    last modified by Maharaja Radhakrishnan
  • PDM server update

    I normally update all the clients (so I am used to this process) and let someone else do the PDM server, but times has changed. We are running PDM Pro. 2019-SP3 and updating to 2020-SP3. The system includes one remot...
    Thomas Voetmann
    last modified by Thomas Voetmann
  • PDM Explorer setting

    When I open projects in PDM folder, I always get it shows as shown in Figure-1. I usually like to get it appearing as shown in Figure-2 where it shows product data columns.   Please reply if there is any settin...
    Rohana Wickrama Archchi
    last modified by Rohana Wickrama Archchi
  • PDM上でアクティブコンフィギュレーションを切替したい

    E-PDMでチェックインしたアセンブリで、アセンブリを最後に保存した時点のコンフィギュレーションが「アクティブコンフィギュレーション」で表示すると思います。   このE-PDMにヴォルトインまたはチェックアウト状態(設計者が編集できる状態)でSWを開くことなく、アクティブコンフィギュレーションを変更することはできないのでしょうか?   よろしくお願いいたします。
    Yukari Sameshima
    last modified by Yukari Sameshima
  • moving models not drawings to final home

    Hi everyone I have a major issue and hopefully you can understand this and help me find a solution   We have EO's that start the process of Scanning part, Modeling Part etc. the boys don't want the Models to sta...
    Renee Kontra
    last modified by Renee Kontra
  • PLEASE add your name to this sensible enhancement!

    Hi All,    Enhancement Request 1-22863393466 has been created for this issue.   Why isn't this even as standard action in PDM professional?   I have a folder that has many sub-assemblies that ar...
    Peter Farnham
    last modified by Peter Farnham
  • Is there a way to set a default value on a card conditionally?

    On our data card CAD models receive a default value in variable Article Number generated from a serial number. However, I would like to make an exception to this where files placed in a folder containing a specific st...
    Marc Trumpi
    last modified by Marc Trumpi
  • PDM Search Broken after Moving/Upgrading Server

    Yesterday evening I installed SW PDM 2019 SP5 in a new Windows Server 2012 machine.  I then followed the instructions for 'Moving Server Components to Another System' in the PDM installation guide to move our exi...
    Jim Sculley
    last modified by Jim Sculley
  • Saving assembly into vault is generating serial numbers for virtual parts

    When an assembly with virtual components is saved into the vault (via Save As) serial numbers are being generated for the virtual components. Is there a way to prevent this? After the save is completed the components...
    Grant Kirkland
    last modified by Grant Kirkland

    Hello,   I have an standard part file with almost 100 configurations (similar to toolbox components).   This part was recently created and currently I'd like to use 2 of its configurations into one assembl...
    Alejandro Santana
    last modified by Alejandro Santana
  • Why does PDM act like malware with incessant popups? Did anyone involved in its creation ever use a computer with PDM installed?

    I need to vent a bit, about something that is actually a serious and baffling problem.   It would seem that whatever team designed PDM couldn't imagine that someone might use a computer for literally anything be...
    Sergey Feingold
    last modified by Sergey Feingold
  • PDM search how to get a list of files as result

    Hi there,   Using SolidWorks PDM 2020. I would like to enter a list (or concatenated sting) of drawing numbers as a search and get the corresponding files as a result in a list.    In this way I can q...
    Koen Bidlot
    last modified by Koen Bidlot
  • Is there a way I can have configuration specific revisions inside one part file with multiple configurations that I could individually change through PDM?

    I have a part file with about 12 configurations and I recently made a change to 2 of them and need to make a new revision for these configurations inside a drawing. When this usually happens I would delete the linked ...
    Nicolas Ochoa
    last modified by Nicolas Ochoa
  • Why is it so difficult to install PDM on a single laptop?

    Look at the title? Just bought Premium and installed SW in minutes. no problems. Then to get PDM installed i get sent a 200 page manual!   And that pays absolute lip service to installing it on a single laptop. ...
    Steve Soper
    last modified by Steve Soper
  • Configuration-specific Revisions should not be happening, correct?

    Have you ever seen a PDM history show Revision B (same as @Configuration and also the correct one) while the PDM data card and column revision shows A1 (same as another configuration)? I've checked and the revision va...
    Debbie Wescott
    last modified by Debbie Wescott
  • PDM Automatic Login & VPN

    Is there a way to stop PDM from logging into the vault until it’s called on i.e., PDM folder selected, SolidWorks launched, etc. on our mobile workstations?   Our Archive Server Default Settings are set a...
    Rich Harder
    last modified by Rich Harder
  • 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
    last modified by Rohana Wickrama Archchi