Using Columns With a Search Card in SOLIDWORKS PDM Pro and Standard

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So you’ve searched for something in the vault, but the results might not have all the information you’re looking for. Can something be done to the search results so that more information is displayed when a search is run? Can these results be unique depending on which search card you use? Well, you’re in luck, in both cases it can. So how would one go about changing the different results? To learn more about using columns in SOLIDWORKS PDM Pro […]

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A quick way to make your PDM files dirty

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Let’s imagine you have a lot of SOLIDWORKS files in your PDM vault. Many of these files have a file property defined within them that you now would like to appear on your PDM data card. (This seems to happen a lot after a recent migration.) The problem is that simply adding a control to your SOLIDWORKS data card and linking its variable to the SOLIDWORKS custom property isn’t going to work. PDM only updates its data cards when you […]

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PDM Pro Droplists Connected to Excel

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Everyone loves SOLIDWORKS PDM’s data cards, they are used in so many ways. One limitation though is their values in drop-lists is rather limited. You can control the lists based on one other variable, but if you need something more advanced you are going to need PigeonHole. It can make your drop-lists significantly more advanced. A lot of people like PigeonHole for its ability to have SOLIDWORKS PDM Pro’s droplists filter each other. As an example if you were selecting a […]

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Comparing SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional & PDM Standard

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When determining a product data management platform, many wonder what difference is between SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. Questions like, “Can Standard do everything I need it to do?,” or “What are the differences between the platforms so I can make the appropriate choice?” Well, below I have put together a chart that may make understanding these differences from a feature standpoint a whole lot easier. The chart is broken into groups to make it a little simpler […]

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Add Hyperlinks to Parts in Your ECNs

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I received this rather interesting telegram today from Western Union: Stardate: 44995.3 I on behalf of the entire Klingon empire wish to thank you for your blog post on Earth date August 13, 2009 where you first posted the idea of including hyperlinks in ECN documents to make it easier for users to quickly find documents without having to even open SolidWorks Enterprise PDM. You don’t know it yet but the format you used:conisio://[vault name]/open?projectid=[projectID]&documentid=[documentID]&objecttype=1is still in use today. In […]

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