What’s New for SOLIDWORKS PDM 2022?

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2022 brings significant new capabilities for users and administrators alike with its 2022 improvements. PDM includes advantageous features that manufacturing organizations leverage to manage their data. This fact remains true even before the updates included with the SOLIDWORKS 2022 edition. If you’re interested in reading about some of those features, we have previously covered PDM’s search function and file management security. Nonetheless, SOLIDWORKS looks to enhance PDM even further with beneficial updates year after year. This year is no different, seeing SOLIDWORKS bring some significant changes that improve SOLIDWORKS users’ day-to-day file management. Let’s explore the unique features […]
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SOLIDWORKS PDM: Search & Ye Shall Find

Old habits die hard, they say. Nothing rings truer than this phrase when it comes to developing a process of storing manufacturing documents and files. In 2006, SOLIDWORKS launched PDMWorks Enterprise, later going through various renames before landing on the existing SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and Professional levels. Dare I say that today, because of SOLIDWORKS PDM, old habits may die a little easier? Let’s dive in and take a look at how efficient file storage and collaboration can be.   The Days Before PDM Before the release of SOLIDWORKS PDM, the only way to find the data files and documents […]

Secure File Management with a PDM System

  Product development is an intricate and collaborative process. Yet, aspects of one product can cross over to another and serve as a baseline for your CAD team. The right tools improve productivity and enhance the assets you already have available to you. Secure file management is essential for protecting your intellectual property while still allowing your team to collaborate and repurpose existing designs for added efficiency. We’ll explain the benefits of product data management systems, the basic features, and how you can get started on SOLIDWORKS PDM. We will also demonstrate how fast and easy the SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard […]

SOLIDWORKS PDM – What is Cold Storage?

Cold Storage is a feature in SOLIDWORKS PDM that will automatically move or delete old versions of files. It can be used to reduce the amount of disk space required on an archive server. It's similar to tape backups that would be used to take data offline to minimize storage requirements in the early days of computing. While adding disk storage is relatively inexpensive these days, managing your file archive is something an administrator should consider. In this post we will discuss some considerations, how to configure cold storage, and how it is used.