SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News – April 2019

Hello to all,

Welcome to the new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News!  This monthly news blog is co-authored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide.


SOLIDWORKS Inspection Integration with SOLIDWORKS PDM

By Nicole Phillips

With SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 we have the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Integration.  Similar to Microsoft Office integration, we now have the SOLIDWORKS PDM ribbon available in the SOLIDWORKS Inspection standalone tool.


You are now able to access SOLIDWORKS PDM features directly in SOLIDWORKS Inspection, such as:

  • Check-Out
  • Check-In
  • Search
  • Get Version
  • Get Latest Version

In addition to being able to access PDM features, the integration also includes file reference handling.  PDM will create references between the inspection project files (.ixprj) and the output deliverables (.xlsx, .pdf) files.  You will also be able to see these references in the Contains tab that will display the inspection project files are parent files and output deliverables as child references.

Inspection integration also supports variable mapping.

  • SWIPrjProperty defines the mapping for Inspection Project Properties
    • Available attribute names for Project Mapping are:
      • Part Name
      • Part Number
      • Part Revision
      • Document Name
      • Document Number
      • Document Revision
  • SWICustomProperty defines the mapping for Inspection Custom Properties

Example variable mapping on the Inspection datacard:

Example mapping from the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standalone Tool to the Datacard in the SOLIDWORKS PDM vault view:



Are you on Twitter? Follow us at SOLIDWORKS Care!

By Nicole Phillips

Another great addition to following our Tech Blog is our Twitter feed.  If you are on twitter, you should check out SOLIDWORKS Services team at @SOLIDWORKSCare.  The Services Team tweet many tips and tricks, answers to short technical questions or help you find some more useful, in-depth support.

The Services Team from around the world will tweet tons of helpful information from Loop selection in SOLIDWORKS to reminders on backups and Admin Image Settings for upgrades.


Noteworthy Solutions from the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base


icon - SW Is there a SolidPractice available on the topic of “SOLIDWORKS® Upgrades”?
For more information and to see the SolidPractice document, check out Solution Id: S-076254.

In SOLIDWORKS® Electrical 3D, what are some possible reasons why I cannot create an electrical route?
For more information, see Solution Id: S-075965.

Icon - EPDM Starting with SOLIDWORKS® PDM 2019, why must I refresh the file listing in a Windows® Explorer vault view to see new files that are saved from applications or added by commands such as ‘Copy-Tree’ and the convert tasks?
For more information, see Solution Id: S-076110.

When I rerun a SOLIDWORKS® Plastics ‘Pack’ analysis, what can cause the error message ‘*** ERROR: NaN detected in (compute_residual_norm)!  *** ERROR: … in (samg control)! AMG terminated with error code **** 211…’?
For additional information, check out solution Id: S-076022.

If any flow becomes compressible, will SOLIDWORKS® Flow Simulation automatically account for this?
For more information, see Solution Id: S-075898.

That’s it for this month. Thanks for reading this edition of SOLIDWORKS Support News. If you need additional help with these issues or any others, please contact your SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller.


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Nicole Phillips

Technical Customer Support Engineer, SOLIDWORKS, Americas at DS SolidWorks Corp.
I have been with DS SOLIDWORKS as a Technical Support Engineer since 2013. I provide support for our SOLIDWORKS PDM products. I also handle the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News blog.