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Serial numbers are used in SOLIDWORKS PDM to automatically generate a number series. This is a great way for PDM to generate a number to use for parts, assemblies, and drawings numbers. Each series of numbers can be customized for each type of file. PDM can be set up to automatically generate the number and to use this number as the file name.
This guide will walk you through the process of installing SOLIDWORKS Manage in a client computer. A server installation must have been complete and a configuration file created. For the client to successfully connect to the Manage server, a floating license must also be available.
Life happens, and we are not always able to work at the office. Sometimes we have business trips, or we need to take our work home. Whether that is due to a project you need extra time on, or a worldwide pandemic with a stay at home order, in these situations, you might benefit from using SOLIDWORKS PDM in offline mode. If you have access to the server through a VPN, but the connection is tenuous or tedious, working offline with SOLIDWORKS PDM is a solution for that situation.
In SOLIDWORKS PDM you can test port communication by using Windows Telnet client. For step-by-step instructions on opening ports for client and server communication, please see the section ‘Opening ports for Client/Server Communication’ in the SOLIDWORKS PDM Installation Guide.
Upgrading PDM yourself? First thing to do is to read through and understand the upgrade process in the provided installation/upgrade guide link below. It is highly recommended to do this days before the upgrade.
In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, improvements have been made to increase the performance and efficiency of the tool. Additionally, improvements have been made in the areas of browsing within PDM and the SOLIDWORKS PDM add-in. In this article, we’ll focus on some of the improvements in these two specific areas.
The most common case for reseting the System Administrator (sa) password is when the ‘sa’ password has been forgotten. Now the latest version of SQL Server 2014 with more new features has been released. This article introduces a basic method to reset the sa password in SQL Server 2014, which also apply to the previous versions of SQL Server 2012, 2008 and 2008 R2.
Data is going to pile up over time. It can be the biggest part of managing our data in the long haul. In parts one and two we shared how to manage your archive with cleanup and distribution techniques. Let’s discuss a few options here to reduce the footprint, or at least spread it around a little bit with compression and cold storage.
The location where our data is stored isn’t set in stone. There will be situations when we need more space, more speed, or in a bad situation – a failing drive. This blog contains methods used to relocate and redistribute our SOLIDWORKS PDM vault storage.