Has anyone integrated PDM with SOLIDWORKS ELECTRICAL, and what was the process followed for the integration, and if there is any document on this please suggest.
This information lovingly borrowed from official SW recommended workflow:
There are two methods available for linking data to SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM:
Update Files for PDM
Check In/Check Out (referred to as the controlled workflow)
Choose carefully, Update files is a simpler approach but not as comprehensive.
Users can access these methods from the Tools > Link to PDM Configuration.
The Update Files for PDM method allows users to select project data and export it to an SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM vault. This method operates as previous versions of SOLIDWORKS Electrical.
Check in/Check Out allows users to check out projects directly from a SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM vault. When a project that has been checked out it cannot be accessed by any other user for modification until it has been checked in again as a completed project, unless users are working on the same SQL database and are connected to the same collaborative server.
1. To check out a project and make it available for modification on a local system, select the Projects Manager > Check Out.
2. In the Check Out project dialog box, browse to the SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Vault SOLIDWORKS Electrical Project folder Archive subdirectory.
3. Select the project tewzip file and click Open.
The project is checked out of the SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM vault and unarchived. The vault displays the following information:
the user that currently has the project checked out
the user’s computer where the project is checked out
the current state of the project
When you select a method, you can then use Check In and Check Out data or Update Files for PDM vault from the Projects Manager.
Information that is checked in/checked out includes project archive files (proj.tewzip), as well as exported DWG's or PDF's. Reports can also be generated and viewed.
Thank you for the Update, indeed was very helpful. Before the integration of Electrical and PDM, during the Installation phase, we are facing problems with installation of the collaborative server in the server with Server configuration windows server 2008 R2, where we have already installed PDM SQL in the server please let me know if there are any solutions for this
If I understand correctly, you are trying to install SOLIDWORKS Electrical Server components on the same machine as PDM server components? If this is the case, the first step is to make sure that we are installing a new, named, instance for the SQL server. For example: localhost\SWE. The second step which might make a difference is using SQL Server Authentication with user name: SA and password: SQLPwd4ew.
I hope this helps!
We have done the same as you indicated, but the problem with installation lies with the collaborative server, which not getting connected and not showing up in services manager, the problem is with the collaborative server.
From SOLIDWORKS Electrical, a detailed document can be found by going to Help > Documentation.
The document that will be the most useful here is "SWE_EPDM_Workflow_EN.pdf"
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