Within Workgroup is there a way to tell (without opening the drawing) if there is more then one sheet?
You should be able to select the "View" tab and then RC in the
open area where you are viewing the drawing and select sheets and then select the sheet number you want.
not specifically workgroup, but you can tell in the SW open file dialogue - see to the far right...
actually Joe, if you look at the document information in PDM on a specific drawing, you can look at the VIEW tab which will open it using Edrawings without checking out the file.
@ Jeremy - within PDM you dont/cant load images thought that way so you cannot use that preview (which is very usefull!!)
@ John when i go to my "View" there is just the First drawing sheet nothing else?
Are you sure you're not looking at Preview? Do you have eDrawings installed? What happens when you check out the file? Does it have all the sheets? Never had that problem. Here's a screen capture showing what I see.
see attached for what i get
i realise its open as a part there but its the same if i open the drawing.
welcome to the wonderful world of video card issues.
My guess is you're not running a valid card. What are your system specs? OS and video card specifically. Looks like Win7, hope it's Pro or Ultimate?
we have had loads of problems with video cards crashing. and black screens and grey screens (not so much my PC but fellow SW user.)
My specs (his are identical)
Intel Core i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80Ghz
Windows 7 64 bit
ATI Firepro V5800 (Fire GL)
anything else you need to know?
What Windows 7? Home or Pro? Are you running Aero themes?
Next after that would be to make sure you have an approved driver for the video card.
- the black square is not there there is a drawing the black square just covers the content (show there is no sheet options)
As for windows its pro
i dont know what you mean by Areo?
and we used to run an approved card but it was 10x worse then it is now and the drivers is way out of date
Aero are just a certain kind of windows 7 themes. There is alot of talk on the forums about it, stating you should use them. I'm not a window 7 guy (yet), but will be soon.
If you have a major MFG like Dell, HP, etc. Start with that on the customer support site. I did a quick basic ATI driver and got this with SW2010
8.723 (8.723.2.1000) is what we have.
The computer is a "built" job so no vendor.
Well then, we're heading into the less obvious problem then. What version of SW are you running, and is your vault on the same service pack? After that, has the vault been rebuilt lately? I'm still thinking it's video card related, and should work as you are seeing it.
Did you contact your VAR?
You can search by video card vendor, I've been using home built computers for 13 years
Also, in Windows 7 Aero themes is the default setting, you have to turn it off if you don't want it. But don't turn it off, if you do, you'll have display problems in SolidWorks.
He is at the correct driver according to the website, and his earlier reply.
Thanks for the addition on the Aero theme, couldn't remember the exact reason why you need it on, just that you did.
Due to so many problems were looking at sending our cards back (both only a month old)
So now i need a replacement.
looking at a similer level to the ATI FirePro v5800 any suggestios of something that will work! (nvidia?)
as for the sheets - still no luck!
One last try to make sure it's the video card. Try turning on the "use software open GL" option under Tools/options/Performance. You can't have any SWKs files open. If this corrects the display issue, then it is definately the video card. I'd contact ATI before swapping them out, they may know of a setting possibly?
We've stuck with Nvidia simply because they work (99% of the time). We've had awesome luck with the FX1800, but that's been out for awhile now. The new Quadro 4000 seems to be an excellent choice but not sure on availibility. Lots to choose from.
Let us all know how it works out.
will do. were just looking at our options
Is there any disadvantages or potentiol problems with using Sheets within PDM workgroup?
have never heard of any issues with multiple sheets.
keep us posted.
I've been using PDMW for years now. It handles multiple sheet drawings just fine, and is an excellent PDM solution for smaller engineering groups.
As a bonus PDMW 2010 now supports the check-in and recovery of Virtual Parts which makes things like routing of wire harnesses, hoses, tubing, etc. much nicer.
You don't need to develope a naming convention for the 3' of hose that wraps around your assembly in order to keep track of it anymore. Just leave the part in it's "Virtual" state and check the assembly in. No lost links, stable BOMs, and less fear of opening that giant chemistry set looking assembly that nobody wants to work on.
As for a video card I've had great success with the Nvidia QuadraFX3700 as a upper mid-range solution. It does cost more but the processing power is huge, especially on the throughput. I believe this card has recently been replaced by the FX2000.
Look here: http://www.nvidia.com/page/quadrofx_family.html
"Is there any disadvantages or potential problems with using Sheets within PDM workgroup?"
I've seen problems when Drawings have more than 20 sheets, reference very complex geometry, and/or have too many references. The files become cumbersome and can take a very long time to Rebuild and Save. This is not a PDM problem, but a SolidWorks problem because of memory leaks every time the files are Rebuilt and Saved.
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