The whole assembly is already checked in.
Going to add new components using the existing geometry. Just created a new configuration as well.
Is there a setting to control the SOLIDWORKS PDM dialog box appearing from repeatedly?
Please reply. Thanks
I am beta testing 2021 PDM Standard on this computer right now, but think that will be in the PDM Options in SOLIDWORKS.
Hi Wayne. Thanks a lot. Yes, it is ticked in my workstation.
Wayne. I have a one more question.
The checked-in files store in the PDM vault server. In that case, in case if I delete the content in the local folder (and also deleted from the PDM recycle bin) how can I retrieve the documents.
I am thinking similar to the way I do using Autodesk vault professional.
But, I am very new in Solidworks PDM. Doing with PDM standard now. Exploring Solidworks and PDM too.
If you have time, please reply me.
Again, thanks a lot.
If you also delete from the PDM recycle bin, all versions of the file are removed from PDM. The only way to to get it back is from a backup and that would take some work as the files are renamed when they are saved to the archive server. I strongly suggest that you restrict who has permissions to Destroy files ( remove from PDM recycle bin).
I noticed this happening. I did it as a sample, because I wanted to know.
Fortunately, I had a Pac and Go model with almost all the work done.
Is the PDM Recycle bin the permeant storage for project-documents and siting in the PDM server (not in the local disc)?
1. In that case, always all the project documents should be in the local disc always. I think, the disc will be full one day?
2. I think I can have a clean copy of the project documents by using Recover
Could you please comment. Thanks for your time.
Is the Solidworks PDM Recycle bin is in the external PDM server.
The main components of PDM are SQL database and an archive server, the PDM file server. When a user adds a file to the vault it adds records to the database about the file and saves that version to the archive server. User checks out the file, makes changes to the file and checks it in. This version of the file is saved to the archive server and the database is updated. A user needs a version of a file, that version is copied from archive server to their local hard drive.
When a user deletes the file, all it does is just update a flag in the database that indicates that all versions of the file are not available. All versions of the file are still on the archive server.
If a user recovers the file, the flag is changed in the database making the file available again. If a user destroys the file, all versions are deleted on the archive server and all info about the file in the database is deleted. So no, the PDM recycle bin is not on local hard drive.
Thanks a lot Wayne.
I am going to learn more in Solidworks PDM. Your initial description is most helpful.
Meanwhile, if you know about any web-source, please try to let me know.
Best regards - Roy Wickrama
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