Using SOLIDWORKS EPDM with SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic or SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D projects

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It's very easy to get your SOLIDWORKS Electrical data into your SOLIDWORKS EPDM Vault in order to gain control and use workflows for your data.

To use SOLIDWORKS EPDM, make sure a vault and the local vault view have been set-up before changing the settings for project data.

  1. Tools > Link to PDM Configuration

    Linktopdm

  2. Choose ‘Check-In/Out’

    Epdm-usecheckin

  3. Choose the vault; accessible vaults will be listed under "vault name"

    Epdm-check

  4. Specify the sub-folder for SOLIDWORKS Electrical projects

    Epdm-folder

  5. Specify the project data that will be held in the vault

    Epdm-datat

Also, a couple of notes regarding the new environment:

  • Back-up workflows for SOLIDWORKS Electrical data and EPDM data are not the same.
  • Do not move any SOLIDWORKS Electrical or vault folders once created.
  • Do not continuously change the vault connection setting.

There are a few limitations that exist:

  • Version comments cannot be entered during check-in.
  • Manually checked out files cannot be opened by SOLIDWORKS Electrical.
  • Only one vault can be used at a time with SOLIDWORKS Electrical.
  • Drag-and-drop from the file explorer and SOLIDWORKS Electrical are not compatible.

 

Corey Kubichka
Computer Aided Technology, Inc.