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Managing AutoCAD File References?

Question asked by John Steensen on Jan 6, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 11, 2017 by Michael Dekoning

Good morning. We are finally about to be using SolidWorks EPDM as our PDM tool. We have 20 years of legacy data that needs to be imported. The Legacy Data includes SolidWorks, AutoCAD and PDF flat files. We are planning on importing it as we revise drawings to keep the front end cost and impact to schedules down.


My question is, how can I manually link AutoCAD and PDF files to NHA in SolidWorks so the contents (with appropriately completed datacards) appear in AutoBOMs, and show the appropriate links in contains and where used?


I should mention that this is going to be no small undertaking. Currently, even our SolidWorks data is pack and go'd on a per drawing basis, so we will have to manually relink drawings and remove duplicate parts as we pull in the higher level assemblies.