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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 wooden lift gate, you wouldn’t want all of the width selections available in the “Width” droplist, -only 16’. You can actually use an Excel spreadsheet like the one above and connect it to PigeonHole. Excel can technically be used as a...
When determining a SOLIDWORKS PDM 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 stanpoint a whole lot easier. The chart is broken into groups to make it a little simpler to compare and add another layer of readibility. Enjoy! To learn more about SOLIDWORKS PDM, Please feel free to contact us.
A good portion of my work life is spent teaching new users how to use SOLIDWORKS PDM. Old users, young users, users from other CAD PDM systems, users who have never even used a PDM system... Do you know who are the hardest to teach? Users from SOLIDWORKS Workgroup. Overall, former Workgroup users are a smart bunch, heck many of them have taken a simple program like Workgroup and somehow managed to make it do all kinds of things it was never designed to do. However the terms are different and many cases the logic is very different, yet in many places SOLIDWORKS made the interfaces look very similar -so when a former Workgroup user first sees PDM he thinks he...
It’s been a little over a year since SOLIDWORKS released PDM Standard as part of the SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium packages and announced the retirement of Workgroup PDM, with the final release coming in 2017 and support for the product ending on December 31st, 2018. Since then, the increase in adoption of PDM Standard or Professional from our partners has been at an incredible rate. If the volume of PDM implementations (or Workgroup PDM migrations) the 3DVision Technologies service team completed last year can tell us anything it’s that PDM adoption is growing steadily and we expect more companies will adopt PDM in 2017 than any year prior. In lieu of that expectation of PDM adoption, I feel now is...
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 fact, the actual API code you wrote to make it easier for the engineers to automatically create the hyperlinks was used when we designed the Negh'Var-class birds of prey to help crush the rebellion and restore the empire! Kapla!Emperor Gowron Thanks...