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Patricia Bar

How Should I Know? – Tooltips in PDM 2023

Have you ever looked at a blank space where you are supposed to fill in the information and have no idea what the title means?  This…

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PDM Design Automation

It seems that we never have enough time to get everything done in a day. So, what can PDM do to help you finish your…

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Version and Revision – What’s the Difference?

When companies switch to PDM, there is often confusion regarding versions versus revisions. Are they the same? Do you need both? How do you increase…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Licenses – What Do I Need?

Given that you need a license to view files, people often wonder what license types are required for their company. Before we can get to…

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My 5 favorite things in PDM training

Everybody knows the importance of training. When you take on a new task, you need to learn the ins and outs of that new job….

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Back It UP! How to Properly Backup Your SOLIDWORKS PDM

So, you’ve finally made the investment and have a PDM system in place at your company. What now? To ensure that you can always have…

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Excel vs SOLIDWORKS Configurations for Design Tables

Design Tables allow you to build configurations of parts or assemblies by setting parameters in an embedded Microsoft Excel worksheet. Configurations can represent different versions…

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The Multiple Roles of a PDM Administrator

So, you have made the decision to get a product data management (PDM) system to manage your company data so you do not lose your…

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A Better Way to Share Your BOM Using SOLIDWORKS

First, SOLIDWORKS introduced us to a Bill of Materials (BOM) table on the drawing that was updated to match the components in the assembly. Then…

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How to Use the BOM in SOLIDWORKS Manage

I love SOLIDWORKS PDM and how it makes life easier for an engineer to do their job and keep their files in one secure location. With…

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Hand Sanitizer for Your Data – Keeping it Clean

SOLIDWORKS PDM is awesome for storing your files and making sure that everyone follows the rules to get products into the customer’s hand. In SOLIDWORKS…

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Top 5 Favorite Tools in SOLIDWORKS PDM

SOLIDWORKS PDM is a phenomenal tool that can help you stay on top of your data. While using SOLIDWORKS PDM for storage of my files,…

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Hidden Gems in SOLIDWORKS 2017 or Later

Every year, there is excitement and anticipation within the engineering and designing community as SOLIDWORKS releases new enhancements and features for the software. At TriMech,…

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Importing Non-Native Files into SOLIDWORKS

Although we love SOLIDWORKS and think everyone should be using the software, there are occasions where you may need to import non-native SOLIDWORKS files. That poses the…

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What Every Engineer Should Know About SOLIDWORKS Virtual Components

This week’s Video Tech Tip is all about virtual components; what they are, why they’re great and how to use them. So, what are virtual…

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