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How to restart Windows Services Using Task Scheduler?

Posted on Mar 31, 2020 by seacad_admin

SOLIDWORKS PDM Server uses two Server Services. One is Archive Server Service another is Database Server Services. The services may need to be restarted periodically to ensure the consistent Server performance. And we can set up the restarting tas...

Disappearing Toolbar, Feature Manager and Task Pane?

Posted on Nov 15, 2019 by seacad_marketing

Have you ever happened to lose your command manager toolbar or you Features Manager Tree like the image below? Fear not.   This might be happened because you “miss click” some keys in your keyboard. Some of these shortcut ke...

SOLIDWORKS PCB integration with PDM

Posted on Oct 25, 2019 by seacad_marketing

SOLIDWORKS PCB now has the direct integration with the PDM system, which enables users to check-in/check-out capabilities in the PCB file menu, as well as the ability to synchronize data between the PDM data cards and parameters inside the PCB projec...

How SOLIDWORKS PDM manages SOLIDWORKS CAD file properties – Variables setting

Posted on Oct 11, 2019 by seacad_marketing

When SOLIDWORKS PDM managing the SOLIDWORKS files, not only the revisions and permissions, but also the custom properties in the files. You may wonder how SOLIDWORKS PDM manage the custom properties? Why it is so important to manage the SOLIDWORKS CA...

Benefits of SOLIDWORKS PDM Part 2

Posted on Sep 13, 2019 by seacad_marketing

Informative User Interface Ever tried opening CAD files from a shared folder or a network drive to see that someone else has opened the file and you can only open it in (Read-Only)? This is an intended behavior from Windows where a document can on...

Benefits of SOLIDWORKS PDM-Part 1

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 by seacad_admin

Versioning of Files Ever had the need to do something similar to the pictures below in Windows Explorer? Many of us have multiple reasons for saving multiple versions of a file. It could be for record purposes or it could be because we fear h...


Posted on May 31, 2019 by seacad_admin

EXPORT SOLIDWORKS PDM VAULT SETTINGS Using SOLIDWORKS PDM in controlling and managing your data is much easier. SOLIDWORKS PDM offers you a bunch of setting that you can customize according to your needs. But when it comes to creating a new vault,...

How to view/copy the PDM log file

Posted on Mar 29, 2019 by seacad_admin

The SolidWorks PDM log file is important when it comes to troubleshooting an error or an issue in SolidWorks PDM. If reporting such issue, SEACAD technical support team will often ask you to provide the log file to assist in the troubleshooting. T...

PDM – Add or modify license manager

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 by seacad_admin

Adding/Modifying SOLIDNETWORK License Server for PDM Client: All the SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard/Professional are floating licenses which means the PDM client need to be linked to the SOLIDNETWORK License manager to pull the license. After install...

How to configure the BOM columns in the PDM BOM view tab?

Posted on Oct 05, 2018 by seacad_admin

If you are using PDM you will noticed the BOM tab in the file vault. Just by selecting an assembly model or drawing, you can view the BOM without opening the file in SolidWorks. This is very useful for the purchasing department to make purchase for s...