Category Archive: SOLIDWORKS PDM

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

SOLIDWORKS: Keeping Track of Design Data

In modern design it’s important to keep track of any important data or documentation, however it is often easy to misplace a particular file on your computer. With the use of Design Binders in your SOLIDWORKS projects you can help prevent misplaced or lost information. Design binders give you the ability to link any importantRead the Rest…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM in 1000 Common Words

Product Data Management (aka idea-lockers) – A Simple Explanation Here at Hawk Ridge Systems, our customers design some of the most complex and amazing products and systems in the world. We provide engineering tools and services to those companies, and while they’re some of the most user-friendly tools on the market, those tools can beRead the Rest…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM

Importing Files with Existing Revisions into an EPDM Vault

When working with SOLIDWORKS files outside of any PDM system, it is very common to want to manage the revisions of your files by manually setting the custom property values. However, when importing SOLIDWORKS files into EPDM, the database needs to be taken into consideration as EPDM does not automatically sync the custom property values to the database unless you build in the logic to do so. For instance, if you just added legacy files with existing revisions to your normal production workflow, EPDM would treat them as any new file, ignore any manually set revision, and then when it came time to stamp the revision, it would simply start at the beginning.

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