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How to Change the SOLIDWORKS PDM Client License Type

When installing the SOLIDWORKS PDM Client you can select from 3 different license types:  Editor, Contributor, or Viewer.  It is very important to make sure that you select the correct license type for the PDM licenses that you own, otherwise, you will receive an error when trying to log into the vault SOLIDWORKS PDM Editor […]

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Solving Bucket challenge with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

For all the SOLIDWORKS designers and engineering enthusiasts out there, We’re sure you have seen something like this come across your social feeds at one time or another because we know we have. The question is which bucket will fill up first if the water is poured continuously into the first bucket. We have spent […]

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Understanding Spreadsheet in SOLIDWORKS PDM

The use of $PRPSHEET can be confusing since it can be used in more than one way and can interact with SOLIDWORKS PDM or be independent of PDM. $PRPSHEET is intended to get information from one document, such as a part or assembly, into another document, such as a drawing. In order to understand how […]

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Installing SOLIDWORKS PCB with PCB Services

The new SOLIDWORKS PCB design tool, powered by Altium, combines the power and usability of Altium with the 3D expertise of SOLIDWORKS. PCB Services is the key to the collaborative features in SOLIDWORKS PCB, SOLIDWORKS PCB Add-In, and the PCB Connector for Altium. The following should help get the central element installed. SOLIDWORKS PCB is a printed […]

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Adding your Design Library to SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault

Using Off the Shelf (OTS) components in our designs is common. Whether they are bearings, gears, motors, sensors, or fasteners we gather this stuff up use it and then stash it in various places on our local hard drives. The problem with this is we are not sharing those OTS components with the rest of […]

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