I am familiar with PDM WORKS Workgroup. This question is in
reference to PDM WORKS Enterprise. I understand they may function
Can anyone tell me if you can put an assembly in one folder inside
the PDM Enterprise environment, then put a part file in another
folder within the PDM Enterprise environment, then put another part
file belonging to that assembly into a completely separate folder
inside the PDM enterprise environment?
I am not talking about putting the entire assembly into one file
folder and then also putting that file (which becomes a link to the
original file location) in another folder because you've used it in
another assembly. I am talking about placing these files in
seperate folders at initial check-in. Specifying a seperate folder
for each part file at initial file check in.
If you can put these files in seperate folder, will PDM recognize
the part file path when someone tries opening the assembly or will
it give an error message because it cannot find the part?
My guess is that it will find the referenced part and there will be
no problems. Just wanted input from others on their experience with
If you split off the components as you add the assembly, youwill
get a message stating that SolidWorks cannot find the partswhen
opening the assembly.
One option is to add the entire assembly and its components
inthe same directory, then check the files in, once the files
havebeen checked in, move the files to where you want them to
go.Another option would be to add the directories to the
"ReferencedDocuments" list in the File Locations section of your