Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Creating a Quick “File” Search Card

Created By: Quinton Rocke, Application Engineer In this video tip we discuss how to quickly take a file data card and turn it into a custom search card in SOLIDWORKS PDM.  

Customizing SOLIDWORKS Inspection Reports – Part 1

An Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Inspection Report Editor Written by: Gordon Pursel, Application Engineer SOLIDWORKS Inspection can streamline the FAI ballooning and reporting process, but you can also further customize the Excel based FAI reports for both requirements and company standards. … Continue reading

The Updated PDM Rollback

Written by: Bill Mitchell, Application Engineer (PDM Specialist) The Rollback feature has received enhancements in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017. Users with Rollback folder permissions can now roll back a parent file with its child references and files indicated as sub-parents (e.g. … Continue reading

SOLIDWORKS PDM Forms Series Part 2: Word Documents as Forms

Written by: Bryce Hooper, Application Engineer Continuing our series on automating forms inside of PDM, we’ll move along with an example in Microsoft Word. (See Part 1 on Excel docs as forms here.) Here is our example of an Engineering … Continue reading


Created by: Ryan Cole, Application Engineer Many people are unaware of just how much you have the ability to do inside of a SOLIDWORKS sketch. Check out some rather “Sketchy” SOLIDWORKS Tips from DASI’s own Ryan Cole: