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By default, when performing a transition on a file with references in SOLIDWORKS PDM, the children will be selected to go through the transition at the same time. The user can deselect any files to be excluded from the transition by manually clicking the child references or by using CRTL-A. Some prefer all files be selected by default, others prefer to select the files manually to only transition files that they want to. The default setting can be changed so that child references are deselected.
Locking a PDM vault can be performed by the administrator inside the Administration application. Right-click the Vault you want to block log-ins for, and select Properties. In the File Vault Properties window, click Block Log-ins. The Block status will change from Log-ins are permitted to Log-ins are blocked.
SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 includes lots of new icons for States and Transitions. Previously existing State icons have been updated as well as the icon interface. Being able to sort icons into different categories makes it easier when making a selection as well. Changing a State icon can be performed by the administrator inside the Administration application.
Virtual Documents in SOLIDWORKS PDM are a way to incorporate external data into PDM using the vault’s rules. Scanned files can be used such as markups, certificates, or any other source of external files. Non modeled items like glue, paint, or anything else that does not have a physical file but you still want it included in the BOM (Bill of Materials).
The Rollback feature in SOLIDWORKS PDM is different than checking in a previous version. Learn the differences between the two methods here.