SOLIDWORKS PDM Administrator Advanced

Master more complex functionality within the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration tool



PREREQUISITES: Completed SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional: Administrator training class
Practical experience as a PDM Professional Administrator.

  • Ability to create lists
  • Ability to create workflows
  • Ability to create variables
  • Ability to import add-ins into a vault
  • Ability to modify cards

While not required, it is preferred that students have completed SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional: User training class.

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to enable PDM Administrators to master more complex functionality within the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration tool. This is not intended to IT related tasks such as SQL Maintenance, vault replication, etc.

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Lesson 1: 
Data Cards

  • Common Practices for Control Flags
  • Default Overwrites
  • Input Formulas

Lesson 2: 

  • State Flags
  • Transition Flags
  • Transition Conditions

Lesson 3: 
Linking the Content of Documents to Data Cards

  • Linking Excel to Data Cards
  • Linking XML to Data Card
  • Link Word to Data Card

Lesson 4: 
Update Reference Wizard

  • Find Files
  • Replace Files
  • Add Files

Lesson 5: 
Dispatch Introduction

  • Adding in Dispatch
  • Dispatch Dialogs
  • Dispatch Activations
  • Dispatch Commands

Lesson 6: 
Dispatch Variables

  • Dispatch User-defined Variables
  • Dispatch String and Arithmetic Functions
  • Example: Dispatch script to allow users to find files awaiting their approval
  • Example: Dispatch script to verify drawing number meets conditions

Lesson 7: 
Troubleshooting in Dispatch

  • Troubleshooting a Dispatch script

Lesson 8: 
Advanced Dispatch Examples

  • Run Template from Dispatch
  • Reading and Writing Registry Variables

Lesson 9: 
Report Generator

  • Report Formatting
  • Report Generator Interface

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