SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 What’s New – Mixed Authentication Support – #SW2019

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In SOLIDWORKS PDM Pro, Windows login to the vault gives users access to their files quickly and easily. However, prior to SOLIDWORKS PDM Pro 2019 and when using Windows login, if a user didn’t exist in the domain they couldn’t connect to a vault (besides the Admin user). In other words, a single login type for all vault users was required. This made situations such as testing or giving vault access to users (vendors, customers, etc.) that didn’t exist on […]

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From InFlow: SOLIDWORKS PDM Pro Exclusive Features

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and Pro are both robust data management solutions. However, PDM Pro has a number of exclusive features, any one of which could be a significant piece of a company’s data management solution. Let’s look at some of those features. Replication This feature allows companies to share data across multiple locations. Each location has its own archive server, this is where all vaulted files, both CAD and other, are stored. Data created each day at one location can […]

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 What’s New – Automated PDF Creation from Drawings in PDM Standard – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 What’s New – Automated PDF Creation from Drawings in PDM Standard – #SW2018 Are you and your team struggling to accurately and consistently create PDFs from your released SOLIDWORKS Drawings?  New in SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard 2018 is the option to convert a SOLIDWORKS Drawing file to PDF during a workflow transition. Many users can take advantage of this functionality to convert a drawing to PDF during a transition to a Released or Approved state. The functionality uses […]

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EPDM Data Card Display Options

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In SolidWorks, files are capable of taking on both custom file properties and configuration specific file properties.  In an EPDM vault view inside Windows Explorer, the Data Card tab is used to view those properties by displaying the data card associated with the file.  When viewing a file’s Data Card, one of multiple tabs can be selected:  the ‘@’ tab or one or more tabs representing the parts configurations.  In SOLIDWORKS new files are given a single configuration called ‘Default’.  […]

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