I can't find a definitive answer on line:
Is the Branch & Merge functionality available in PDM Standard, or is it restricted to Professional?
PDM Standard 2018 SP2
Solidworks 2017 SP5
Hi John, Branch and Merge is for PDM Pro only, it's not really listed anywhere in the help guides or elsewhere, but it is for Pro only.
John Wayman wrote: I can't find a definitive answer on line:Is the Branch & Merge functionality available in PDM Standard, or is it restricted to Professional? PDM Standard 2018 SP2 Solidworks 2017 SP5 Cheers, John
John Wayman wrote:
The PDM Help file seems to highlight what features are for PDM Pro only:
'Design Branching and Merging' doesn't seem to be restricted to PDM Pro, but check with your VAR to be sure.
That's right, Jim,
I thought the same, but I can't see 'Branch' in my Tools menu.
I asked the question to find out whether I had something set incorrectly that was preventing me seeing the option, or whether the option was not available to me.
"Administrators can also set user and group properties to exclude selected folders from branching. The files in the excluded folders are not available for branching."
Are you the admin? Have you checked the user/group permissions to see if branching is allowed? I don't have 2018 up and running yet, so I can't test it myself.
That's a shame.
Perhaps the help needs to be updated to reflect this. I think there's a button to click to request changes to the help. I'll have a look.
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