SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Warning Users When Transitioning Files

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Do you use SOLIDWORKS PDM workflows to submit files for approval? Are you kept up at night by the thought of sending a file through the workflow transition without first selecting the team member who must approve the file? Fear no more! New functionality in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 now displays a warning if you try to transition a file through a workflow transition without selecting a recipient. SOLIDWORKS workflows can be used to notify team members when a file changes state. […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Visualize

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There are several exciting new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020 this year, and I’ve already blogged about one of them here: IES Light Profiles. However, there are a few more topics that are worth mentioning too. SOLIDWORKS Visualize continues to impress, so let’s dive into these new features. AMD Radeon™ ProRender SOLIDWORKS Visualize now supports AMD Radeon™ ProRender, a raytracing engine that is designed to run on AMD graphics cards. This feature can be enabled from options. I have not […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Defining Child Reference State Conditions

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When using SOLIDWORKS PDM it is important to release components in the appropriate order. PDM users learn that releasing a parent file before its children will result in the parent file referencing an earlier version of its children. In other words, the result can be a discrepancy between the “as built” and “latest” version of a parent assemblies’ references. In PDM 2020, the transition of a parent file can be prevented unless its immediate children meet conditions. It is now […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – New PDM Search Features

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PDM Pro and Standard got a significant search feature boost in the 2020 release. The ability to search across multiple variables at once in edit boxes “AND”, “OR” and “NOT” Operators Quick search from within Windows Explorer – you don’t have to use search cards anymore Click here to read the full article on the InFlow Blog!   I hope this part of the What’s New series gives you a better understanding of the new features and functions of SOLIDWORKS 2020. Please […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Quick Search and Re-Ordering Search Columns

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One of the best parts of the SolidWorks PDM interface is its integration into Windows Explorer. Users who are familiar with the Windows interface can intuitively browse the PDM vault without need for extensive training on specific systems and interfaces. However, the search functionality has always been one area where the comparison has not been totally apples to apples. Search Cards in PDM are robust and detailed, but for users less familiar with data cards and variables they can seem […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Logging out of PDM from Windows Explorer

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How familiar is this scenario? You are going about your workday, using SOLIDWORKS PDM to help you with your productivity, when you get that frantic call from a co-worker: “I need to get into PDM ASAP, but there aren’t any available licenses! I need you to log out so I can get in!” Now, to do that, you have to first remember where that log off menu is located. Once you do, you have to move your mouse all the […]

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SOLIDWORKS PDM: What are the real costs of losing data?

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Does this sound familiar? You’re a design engineer trying to apply updates to one of your company’s design projects. You search for the latest version of the project’s design file. After spending 20 fruitless minutes on the department’s file server, you start searching your own local computer—hoping that you at least have a version that is somewhat up to date. The good news is that you found a file that at least enables you to work on the design. The […]

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How to Find Your SOLIDWORKS Visualize Serial Number

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is a powerful photo rendering tool that is included with each seat of SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium on subscription. Visualize is a standalone application that requires its own serial number for installation. Want to install SOLIDWORKS Visualize and start creating stunning renders? Read on find out where to locate products attached to your SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium license. 1) Log in to the SolidWorks Customer Portal (customerportal.solidworks.com). If you don’t have a SOLIDWORKS ID, check out this […]

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From InFlow: Enhanced Permission Control – Undo Check Out

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With SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018, you now have the option of allowing your entire administration group to undo the check out of a file checked out by another user on a different machine. Once the check out is undone, a comment is also placed in the history of the file. Read the full article over on the InFlow Tech Blog! Go To Article

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Customer Story: WallX

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Creative problem-solving is at the heart of what it means to be an entrepreneur. That’s what Greg Dempsey sought to do when he came up with WallX: solve a problem. “I built homes for a long time, and I always had trouble hanging things on walls,” Greg says. “You kept seeing new products come out, but none of them were a one-stop solution. So I thought, hey, let’s figure this out.” And figure it out he did. It may have […]

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