• 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
  • Find Restored Files

    Does anyone have a SQL query or PDM report to search for files that have been recovered?  Searching the history doesn't search the event description.
    Jennifer Bahnsen
    created by Jennifer Bahnsen
  • 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
  • IT Involvement in PDM

    John Aubrey
    last modified by John Aubrey
  • 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
  • How to automatically generate a serial mid-workflow

    Hi everyone,   I looking for a way to handle assignment of serial numbers for article numbers. Right now we have read-only variable on the CAD data card that gets filled as a part or assembly is added to the v...
    Marc Trumpi
    last modified by Marc Trumpi
  • PDM Report showing duration file in a particular Workflow State?

    I have no experience in building queries in SQL on the server. Does anyone have a suggestion/solution for identifying the length specific files (.slddrw, .dwg) have sat in a particular Workflow State? A history of pas...
    Robert Pickeral
    last modified by Robert Pickeral
  • Custom reports

    I am trying to generate a report that will show how long each part was in each state per job.  So for example we have different states such as Drafting Pending, Drafting Wip, Drafting Manager Approval.  Our ...
    Mike Hayes
    last modified by Mike Hayes
  • 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
    last modified by Sam Angles
  • 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
  • Auto Check In

    Hi - we would like to have Solidworks PDM automatically check in files after a user closes them in Solidworks or closes Solidworks.     How can we do this?  Other PDM-like software I've worked w...
    Jonathan Corsico
    last modified by Jonathan Corsico