Is there a way to acess to wPDM Vault without runing SW? some kind of stand alone programs just to check something like file revision?
Yes, you can. I haven't done so with a stand alone, but I do access my vault through MS Excel and Access.
You mean a macro in Excel
Yeah. I have a spreadsheet that interacts with WPDM to track descriptions, drawing numbers, etc.
The access database is used for electrical drawings that are AutoCAD but I use it for quickly opening them.
On a side note, if you are upgrading to SW 2016, I'm not sure how much time you want to spend developing any macros/applications for WPDM since they are introducing a new free PDM as part of the package. WPDM will still be usable with 2016 but will no longer be offered after 2016. I plan on using WPDM in the short-term while planning out my PDM Standard setup.
According to my VAR, wPDM will be retired after 2017 - so at least I'd have 2 more yrs
You are correct. I was mistaken. I remembered reading it but just got the year of last release wrong. My apologies.
Here is one of the simpler macros I have written for WPDM. All it does for me is accesses the vault and releases ownership of any documents that I own. It really isn't much but it should show you how to code WPDM macros.
I actually want to acess to wPDM Vault from a third party software
You can write WPDM macros to run from other programs such as Word/Excel - using their macro platform (Roughly the same as SW). Otherwise you could write a (VBA), VB.NET, C++ 6.0, C++/CLI, or C# application to do it for you and integrate that with your third party program (like an add-in or something).
2016 SOLIDWORKS API Help - Welcome
2016 SOLIDWORKS API Help - Getting Started
All the best,
You can access a wPDM vault thru internet explorer. There is a license key that is very, very long that you can have generated by your VAR. This will allow you to set up an intranet web page with access to all of the wPDM vault. You can search, copy models to your hard drive, and view files with e-drawings. You can also explore the vault tree. We used this where I used to work before we made the eventual upgrade to ePDM.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the info
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