Hello to all,
Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide.
Full interoperability between SOLIDWORKS® PDM and SOLIDWORKS revision tables
By Kevin Fancera
SOLIDWORKS® PDM can now read and write values from or to a SOLIDWORKS revision table. Revision table rows can be updated using set variable transition actions or the set revision command. This ability was in the now discontinued SOLIDWORKS WORKGROUP PDM, has just been added for 2018 to both PDM Professional and Standard.
Here is how you can configure your PDM Standard or Professional vault to accomplish this.
For this example, we will update the ‘Description’ and ‘Revision’ variables in the table rows.
New eLearning & Certification for Additive Manufacturing
The SOLIDWORKS Technical Services team just released a new training and certification for Additive Manufacturing (Code name CSWA-AM). It consist of a short learning course that covers the very basic topics of main stream and consumer level 3D Printing. The topics addressed in the CSWA-AM eLearning course are:
- Material types
- Machine types and processes
- Design for printing considerations
- Part model preparation
- Machine preparation
- Post printing finishing
- Slicer software features and functionality
- Software based printing aids
Upon completion of the eLearning, you can take the CSWA-AM exam. The exam validates the knowledge you acquired and is sanctioned with a certification provided by the SOLIDWORKS Certification Program.
- The eLearning is free with a MySolidWorks account and doesn’t require the use of SOLIDWORKS.
- SOLIDWORKS users on subscription can get the exam for free.
- The exam is also free for educators participating in the SOLIDWORKS Academic Certification Provider Program.
Noteworthy Solutions from the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base
In the SOLIDWORKS® Resource Monitor or SOLIDWORKS, why do I see the warnings: ‘Available system memory is low’, ‘Available system memory is critically low’, and ‘WARNING! Your system is running critically low on memory’?
SOLIDWORKS® monitors your entire computer system resource usage in real time while SOLIDWORKS is running.
One of the resources that SOLIDWORKS monitors is the ‘Commit Charge’ counter.Commit Charge is the amount of memory that the Windows® operating system (OS) has committed or promised SOLIDWORKS and any other process running on the computer.
For more information, see Solution Id: S-074228.
How do I invite a user to my company’s Admin Portal so that I can give them ownership of an online license?
To add a new user to the Admin Portal for your company, follow the steps in Solution Id: S-074431.
Why does previewing a PDF file in SOLIDWORKS® PDM open the file in the Adobe® Professional software?
Adobe® Professional does not provide the Active X controls necessary to preview PDF files in SOLIDWORKS® PDM. This behavior occurs if Adobe Professional is installed, but Adobe Reader is not installed.
At the same time, the preview window in SOLIDWORKS PDM will display the error ‘Navigation to the webpage was cancelled’.
To resolve this issue, follow the steps in Solution Id: S-074207.
Why do I receive either the error ‘No restraints are defined. You may use Soft Spring or Inertia Relief options’ or ‘No restraints are defined. Define restraints or use Inertia Relief to stabilize the model’.?
See Solution Id: S-074275.
In SOLIDWORKS® Flow Simulation, what is the ‘Improved geometry handling’ option?
Effective with the release of SOLIDWORKS® Flow Simulation 2018, there is a new ‘Improved geometry handling’ option. When you activate this option, the software uses advanced functions to make Boolean operations to the geometry. In other words, This option activates the use of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation’s own Boolean operation functions rather than the use of that of SOLIDWORKS.
For more information, see Solution Id: S-074304.
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