• User input for a transition of a workstate

    is there any way that I can create a user list in the promt as shown. so all the selected users need to approve a document?
    Waruna Epa
    last modified by Waruna Epa
  • PDM maintaining current and previous PDF's of revisions

    How does archiving and PDF creation work?        When a dwg is promoted to "Released" status our documentation group (PDM admin) creates a PDF with the rev letter in the name and saves ...
    Sandy Buerkle
    last modified by Sandy Buerkle
  • In Solidworks 2017 PDM i relieve the following error: SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM ; Failed to load library pdmwclient.dll ... Where can i find this add in?

    Need to find the proper add in for this.   Not sure where to find this or if there is a possible fix to this.
    Jagroop Dhillon
    last modified by Jagroop Dhillon
  • Open-Source/free/low-cost file version control system for solidworks

    Hello,   We are currently working on a open hardware project. We use Git for the software version control and sharing but concerning the hardware is not very clear ...   I'm looking for a svn/git-like o...
    Matth None
    last modified by Matth None
  • unVault: A tool to extract or copy files from a PDM workgroup vault

    If anyone wants to download a FREE tool I built to extract files from our 2017 PDM Workgroup vault (maybe it will work with older vaults) just message me and I'll send you a link to download it.  It's freeware an...
    Brad Huitt
    last modified by Brad Huitt
  • Solidworks PDM Workgroup and Standard

    Currently using Solidworks 2017 and Workgroup PDM: My previous place of employment I was able to check out assemblies from the vault and use the "save-all" function to save my changes. I had the vault setup so that ...
    David Arndt
    last modified by David Arndt
  • Pdm Workgrouo

    Where can I find the file that manage the Project structure in PDM Workgroup? The file that is changed if I for example add a new project folder. What is the name of that file and is it a .txt or . ini file? Maybe ...
    Thomas Idebrant
    created by Thomas Idebrant
  • Workgroup PDM unkown icon

    The Vault Tree view displays this strange icon and I do not know what it is.  Does anyone know what the two "new folder" icons side by side means?
    Matthew Moldovan
    last modified by Matthew Moldovan
  • Solidworks PDM Standard - what does the 10Gb database limit mean?

    We are all forced to change to Solidworks PDM Standard from Workgroup PDM.   Solidworks PDM Standard operates with a database size limit of 10Gb for its SQL express database.   Elsewhere there has been dis...
    Gordon Rigg
    last modified by Gordon Rigg
  • Workgroups to PDM Standard: a plan for data migration

    This post describes the method and tools by which I am migrating data from the Workgroups PDM to PDM Standard. I haven't found a discussion on the actual process so this is a conversation starter that will hopefully r...
    Matthew Wypych
    last modified by Matthew Wypych
  • Can SW2018 open PDM workgroups files

    I know SolidWorks 2018 no longer supports  PDM Workgroups.  I have been running PDM Enterprise for some time now, but still have many historic files in the Workgroups vault.   In SW 2018 is there a wa...
    John Chlebus
    last modified by John Chlebus
  • how can I convert a toolbox item into a part/assy?

    how can I convert a toolbox item into a part/assy?   A faulty setting, caused all new items b created as toolbox items (wrong file referal). How can I convert al those items, which are not real Tooolbox items, ...
    Aviv Liberman
    last modified by Aviv Liberman
  • Workgroup PDM install challenge.

    I'm trying to setup 2016 Workgroup PDM and 2016 Solidworks on a single machine. Did a clean install of both PDM and SW (SP 5.0) Here are the symptoms:   VaultAdmin works, I can open, add users, change settings...
    Boris Ostrovskiy
    last modified by Boris Ostrovskiy
  • PDF/DWG Copy/Paste as referance Task

    I've just spent a large amount of time Copying PDF,DWG & "Paste as referance" unchecking "sHOW IN bom" to my solidworks drawings. I'm aware that PDM tasks are simialar to macros. Does anyone have a PDF/DWG Copy/...
    Bryan Obermeyer
    created by Bryan Obermeyer
  • Export a List of PDM Workgroup Users

    Is there a way to export the list of uses or grab them from the server's vault folders?
    Tom Strohscher
    last modified by Tom Strohscher
  • Alternate PDM options after 2017 once workgroup is phased out? EPDM is too expensive for our need.

    SOLIDWORKS 2018 and later will not support SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM. Will you be migrating to EPDM? Are there any other good options?
    Carl Santavicca
    last modified by Carl Santavicca
  • Take Ownership Hotkey

    Is there a way I can take ownership of a Assembly, Part, or drawing by using a hot key? Is it possible to assign a key to do so? Please let me know. Moustafa
    last modified by 1-1D0LEO
  • Converting Virtual Parts to new Solidworks Version in PDMWorkgroup

    Moving from Solidworks 2016 SP2 to 2017 SP2. I have a lot of assemblies with virtual parts in them. I did a "Convert Workgroup PDM Files" from the Solidworks Task Scheduler. However, all assemblies that contained vi...
    Derek Eldridge
    last modified by Derek Eldridge
  • PDM Auto DXF

    After creating drawings our company creates a DXF & PDF file to be used for vender and suppliers. We use the Auto DXF & Auto PDF RMB option for their creation. We then “Paste as Reference” the fil...
    Bryan Obermeyer
    created by Bryan Obermeyer
  • Stop a drawing referencing large number of parts, showing all the parts in search results when any one part is searched for

    I've been producing reference drawings for our workshop, that reference 20 parts/assemblies per sheet. If the drawing is checked into our Workgroup vault, and I then go back and search for a different assembly that ha...
    andy willis
    last modified by andy willis