A well-performing system is a key factor in a productive environment. Slow performance from your SQL database or the hardware on which it is hosted, can turn what is otherwise a powerful suite of tools aimed at improving productivity into the bane of existence for any engineer who needs to interact with it.
SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 introduced an updated interface and new column configurations the end-user will see. In previous versions, administrators were only able to add additional columns to the default SOLIDWORKS PDM columns. Now all the columns can be configured and modified.
Data management for SOLIDWORKS 2022 contains many new features and enhancements when working in PDM, Manage, and using the Administrative Image. SOLIDWORKS PDM 2022 has powerful new capabilities that allow your design team to stay organized and informed while keeping projects on time and on budget.
Web2 is a useful tool to access SOLIDWORKS PDM over the internet. Most issues with Web2 can be traced to improper setup on the server. This guide will delve into the proper way to set up Web2, install the software, set up user accounts, and cover application pool identity and testing.
When working with SOLIDWORKS Network License(s) or “Floating” SOLIDWORKS license(s), there are times when just installing and activating it isn’t enough for your company. There are times, when a company gets big enough, that licenses need to be managed by which group is allowed to use certain products or control which products are returned faster when sitting idle. This is where the need for an Option File for the SolidNetwork License Manager Server is a great solution.
The SOLIDWORKS PDM error message, "The program and the file vault are of incompatible versions" is commonly run into when performing a major SOLIDWORKS PDM version upgrade. It occurs if the database has not been upgraded or if the wrong PDM client version has been installed.
Congratulations on completing your PDM Standard Jumpstart, or PDM Professional services here with GoEngineer! Please keep this documentation with you to help install the remaining PDM clients and configure all the additional components. Throughout this document are links that lead to additional information on that topic. That information is valuable; this document serves to help organize that information in a logical and consistent manner without the need to redo the existing content.
SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard is a great data management tool included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and SOLIDWORKS Premium. However, it is built on an SQL Express database, which unfortunately means there are no automated maintenance plans in SQL Server Management Studio. This makes automating the SQL backup procedure more difficult, but, as we will explain in this document, it is possible.
Preserve Relative Paths is an option in SOLIDWORKS PDM Copy Tree and Move Tree features that makes it possible for the copied or moved files to bring their sub-folder structure along with them. The sub-folder structure is the folder name of where the files originally were located. In the example below, the components are broken up into folders based on their file type.