TriMech Author

Keith Thompson

Unifying Engineering and Manufacturing BOMs

BOMs is an acronym that stands for Bills of Materials.  BOMs are used to list the materials or components that make up a product and that…

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Find It Fast – SOLIDWORKS PDM Quick Search

SOLIDWORKS PDM Quick Search is a Google-like way to search the PDM vault without having to bring up the traditional Search Data Card. It enables…

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How to Prep for a PDM Migration

Moving CAD files from one location to another may seem like a simple task, and it can be if you have a small number of…

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What’s in those documents? SOLIDWORKS Data Management

Have you ever tried finding a document on your computer, but can’t remember the filename or folder where it’s stored, only a word or phrase…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage Web Client Explained

Keeping yourself and others in your company current with activities can be a constant challenge. The SOLIDWORKS Manage Web Client (Plenary Web Client) helps manage…

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Choosing between SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, Professional and Manage

I think I can safely assume that if you are reading this that you are looking for a better way to manage your SOLIDWORKS design…

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How to Use the PDM File Version Upgrade Tool

When upgrading SOLIDWORKS and PDM applications to a new version, your existing files remain at the version in which they were created. If they remain…

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The Case Against Intelligent Part Numbers

Part numbers are used to identify and catalog different items. Intelligent part numbers are used to capture and display further descriptive characteristics of each unique…

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PDM Cache Options and User Settings

As a user of SOLIDWORKS PDM, the majority of the functionalities available to you are controlled by permissions set by the system administrator. The Cache…

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PDM Column Views: How to Create and Share with Your Team

Have you ever wondered, “how do I change the information displayed about the files in the SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault view?” Maybe you’d like to see…

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5 Reasons Surface Modeling Is A Needed Skill

Rather than viewing your SOLIDWORKS designs as a wireframe model you have the ability to view them as a solid-appearing object. This makes it possible…

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Transfer & Activate A SOLIDWORKS Standalone License

In this blog post, you will learn how to activate a standalone license and quickly move it from your old computer to your current computer.

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