Tutorials

SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management Tutorials

Hawk Ridge Systems regularly presents informational webinars to demonstrate the power of SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management to provide tips and tricks for users. Click the links below to access webinars recorded from previous presentations.

The Data Management Dilemma: Is “Good Enough” Good Enough?

October 19, 2016

Is your current data management solution good enough to keep you focused on design? Do you spend time duplicating data because you can't find it?[...]

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and Professional - Top 10 Ways to Wreck a Vault

September 21, 2016

Have you ever been scared you will "break" the SOLIDWORKS PDM vault by changing a setting because you don't know how it might affect other[...]

Rise from the Ashes – How to Automate Database Backups for SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard

July 20, 2016

What would happen if your SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard server crashed? How would you recover? Do you backup the server? Do you have scheduled SQL database[...]

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2017 - Data Management Tools

October 14, 2016

Do you regularly convert DWG, DXF, and Microsoft Office documents to PDF? Do you have PDM users in China or other remote offices that complain about[...]

Making a smooth transition from Workgroup to SOLIDWORKS PDM

May 20, 2016

With SOLIDWORKS announcing that Workgroup PDM will no longer be supported after SOLIDWORKS 2017, many Workgroup users are making the move to[...]

Powering Up Your PDM - Improving your SOLIDWORKS Data Management Experience

February 26, 2016

Tools like PDM Professional (formally Enterprise PDM) are incredibly powerful, and infinitely customizable. In this webinar we will talk about several[...]

Workgroup PDM Migration - Moving Your Data to SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or Professional

February 22, 2016

Are you currently using Workgroup PDM to control and manage your SOLIDWORKS data? Are you wondering how to move that data to SQL database driven[...]

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and Professional - Data Management for Every Organization

February 11, 2016

SOLIDWORKS 2016 now has two data management solutions to help manage your critical engineering and CAD data - SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard (included with[...]

Conquer Your Data Management Challenges

October 10, 2014

No more missing references. No more unnecessary development delays. No more accidental overwriting of files. Conquer your data management challenges[...]

Don’t Let Your Data Boss You Around

April 06, 2016

Does it feel like your data is managing you, instead of the other way around? Whatever your organization's size, data management is a big deal.[...]

What’s New in 2016 - SOLIDWORKS PDM

November 18, 2015

With many new features in 2016 including rebranding EPDM as SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and even a brand new product called SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard,[...]

PDM Professional - Advanced Workflows

October 21, 2015

PDM Professional (formerly known as Enterprise PDM) is the premier data management tool available for SOLIDWORKS. Everyone uses workflows in PDM[...]

Data Migration from Windows Folders to EPDM: The Basics

May 15, 2015

Interested in how files get imported from your current Windows folder structure into EPDM? In this webinar, we will talk about the basics of data[...]

SOLIDWORKS EPDM - What’s New in 2015

February 26, 2015

Interested in what's new in the latest release of Enterprise PDM? Join us to take a look at the new and exciting features in SOLIDWORKS Enterprise[...]

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS EPDM 2015

December 01, 2014

This video covers the new features of SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM 2015. Features include: Microsoft Office Add-in - use all the EPDM functionality, like[...]

EPDM User Tips & Tricks [EPDM Academy]

November 04, 2014

In this webinar, we will cover common actions users perform every day in EPDM as well as some lesser known features. The topics will range from using[...]

Introduction to the EPDM API

October 16, 2014

An introduction to using API's to automate and customize SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM. Learn the basic skills and concepts needed to begin developing[...]

Introduction to the EPDM Dispatch

September 03, 2014

Enterprise PDM Dispatch can be a powerful tool for automating PDM processes and tasks. It allows users to define various actions and what will trigger[...]

Custom Property Mappings [EPDM Academy]

September 02, 2014

Unlock the power of mapping to create Custom Properties in EPDM. In this lesson, we'll talk about how to use Custom Properties to add and remove[...]

Dispatch Script Creation [EPDM Academy]

August 11, 2014

Have you ever wanted to customize SOLIDWORKS EPDM, but didn't know how to code? Dispatch is a great option for adding additional automation to[...]

SQL: Understanding the EPDM Backbone

July 29, 2014

This webinar will review the fundamental structure of the SQL database, and we’ll demonstrate some general best practices for maintaining the[...]

Toolbox Customization and Utilization within EPDM

March 06, 2014

Do you use the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox? If you do, this video will show you how to configure and use the toolbox with Enterprise PDM and you might be[...]

Best of What’s New 2014

February 07, 2014

Learn about the new features and enhancements in SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM 2014, including automated cache management, and the addition of a brand new[...]

Advanced Workflows

August 08, 2013

All Enterprise PDM users have workflow in their vault to one extent or another but if you have ever wanted to do more with your workflows this video[...]

What’s New in EPDM 2013

March 13, 2013

With exciting new features users have requested for years, 2013 is one of the best releases of Enterprise PDM yet. This overview will detail the[...]

ISO 9001 Requirements: How EPDM Can Help

February 27, 2013

If you deal with ISO 9001 compliancy and are a SOLIDWORKS user this video will help you understand many of the ISO 9001 requirements that can be[...]

PDM vs. PLM vs. ERP

February 09, 2012

If you are confused about where PDM, PLM and ERP fit into your life, check out this webinar describing the general principals of each acronym and[...]

Top 10 Features Workgroup Users Wish For

May 11, 2011

If you find yourself wishing that Workgroup PDM could do more, you are not alone. In this video we will talk about the 10 most requested features from[...]

Automatic Deliverable Creation

March 08, 2011

This session shows how to output items from your vault for use by non CAD users. Learn how to automatically create consumable files like PDFs and[...]

Managing AutoCAD and Other Files

December 06, 2010

Did you know SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM stores more than SOLIDWORKS files? In fact, it will store ANY file. Check this video out for some tips and[...]

Using SOLIDWORKS without a Data Management Process

November 15, 2010

CAD programs can be finicky, especially when it comes to storing the files they create. If you are using SOLIDWORKS without a PDM tool, take a look at[...]

Workgroup Warning Signs

September 02, 2010

If you are using SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM then it's very likely you have experienced a couple performance issues related to the Vault. This[...]

EPDM Overview

August 24, 2010

New to data management? Have a look at our Enterprise PDM overview video to get an idea of what its all about and how to properly manage your[...]