So many aspects of SOLIDWORKS PDM are customizable, which is why it's such a great tool for so a variety of industries. In this post, we will take a look at a couple of small but often overlooked areas of functionality that can be customized. This is the information provided in the Checked Out By column of the Windows Explorer Vault View.
As we all know, filling out SOLIDWORKS PDM Data Card fields is important for many reasons. It can be frustrating when you are reviewing a design and notice that some fields on the data card are missing. In fact, this metadata can contain important information such as the part number or other data that populates the drawing title blocks which can affect the review process.
The preview tab in a SOLIDWORKS PDM vault view is a great way to get a sneak peek at a selected file. By default, this tab is split into a simple file preview and a card preview. Most users don’t realize there are several options to change the appearance of this tab. In this tip, we will explore the available options of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Preview tab.
Each year SOLIDWORKS maintains the included software guides and the majority of these guides are available online or from inside the software located under the Help pull-down menu. However, there is a little-known guide that is deep inside the installation folders that few users even know existed. This hidden guide can be extremely beneficial for new SOLIDWORKS PDM users who could use some reference material as they get started with PDM.