PDMW 2006 Issues

I just ran into another significant bug today in PDMW.
There are 3 separate issues related to working copy.
1) Using "working copy" renders "as built" useless (this is a major issue
for those of you taking notes).
For this exercise PDMW option to retrieve Latest Versions is checked.
Steps to reproduce are as follows.
- check in a sub-assy at Rev A with all components at Rev A
- check in the same sub-assy and one component at Rev A+
- check in the same sub-assy and one component at Rev B
- check out sub-assy "As Built" Rev A
Notice that the one component (part) at Rev B did not change as it should
have.
2) When "rolling back" a component (Rev B) to the previous revision (Rev A)
AND where a working copy was used (A+), then upon checking component back in
at a working copy user gets an error, cannot check in.
Steps to reproduce are as follows.
- check in part at Rev A
- check in part at Rev A+
- check in part at Rev B
- delete/roll back to Rev A (roll back to working copy not an option)
- check in part at Rev A+ ("Vault Error: 50")
This final step is required by us as the document must be signed off before
checking in at Rev B
3) Revision Scheme not followed when checking in.
For this exercise Revision Scheme set as follows.
Primary - Listing, X1, X2, X3, X4, etc....
Secondary - Listing, A, B, C, D, etc... (the usual letters omitted)
Tertiary - Not used.
Sequential Revisioning checked.
Steps to reproduce are as follows.
- check in part at Rev A
- save part, check in again. by default Rev B is now set for part to be
checked in. so far so good. do not check in yet & leave check in dialog
box open.
- in check in dialog box, select the Revision column. use the drop down
selector at top of dialog box and select working copy. what did you get?
you should have got Rev A+ but instead you get Rev A. leave check in dialog
box open.
Let's continue
- in check in dialog box, select Revision column again. use the drop down
selector at top of dialog box and select next secondary revision. what did
you get? you should have got Rev B but instead you get Rev A+. leave check
in dialog box open.
- in check in dialog box, select Revision column again. use the drop down
selector at top of dialog box and select next primary revision. what did
you get? you should have got an error but instead you get Rev B.
The following was posted on the Solidworks forum. I've provided a link to
the document and response from my VAR.
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From PDMWorks Workgroup 6/13/2006
Reply to
remy martin
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What SP are you working with? I know there wer big changes to PDMW brought in with SP4. Brad
remy mart> I just ran into another significant bug today in PDMW.
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Reply to
Brad
I see the SW SP 4.1 service pack posted on 4/19/2006 and have it already installed but I do not see anything to do with PDMW. On another note, when you click on the "fixed SPR's" html it also lists fixes in Service pack 5.0 ?????
Steve R
Reply to
Steve Reinisch
When you downloaded SP4.1 what Solidworks product did you select? Try selecting Office Premium or Office Professional.
Nothing in SP 5 that jumps out at me.
Reply to
kb
You have it backwards. Update the vault first. After which, the next time a user logs into vault he/she will be prompted to update local client. The client will be updated automatically.
You could also update client manually.
Reply to
kb
item 1) spr 286678 (this is a serious issue for users who rely on "As Builts")
item 2) spr 312698
item 3) in progress
Reply to
kb
Ya but what file do I use to update the vault?? The update just goes and does it's thing with SW.
Man, I'm feeling really stupid here. As in most PDMW installs my vault is on a central server on the network. The PDMW help says the following:
To update the PDMWorks server:
1.. Double-click the file you downloaded from the web, pdmwserver.exe, or insert Disk1 into the CD drive.
2.. Follow the on-screen instructions until you get to the Upgrade Installation dialog box. The installer detects a previous installation and prepares to upgrade.
3.. Click Next to upgrade, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the upgrade.
Where am I getting this file from? if I try and use the SP file downloaded from the web it tries to do a SW upgrade. What am I missing ???
Steve R
Reply to
Steve Reinisch
to update vault use "pdmwserver.exe" (self-extracting zip file). this must be done at the vault locally (i.e. on the server).
why the hell we have to execute 5 different files and extract a zip file (help) to update a single instance of a service pack is beyond me. it definitely suks.
file ("pdmwserver.exe") is on web site, remember? are you feeling ok?
maybe it's your bifocal's, are you wearing them? ;)
Reply to
kb
Thanks for humoring me,
This is all I see on the downloads page @
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The exe file downloaded as a SW SP also does not have the PDMW file in it ????
06/28/2006
SolidWorks 2007 x64 Edition Pre Release 06/28/2006
SolidWorks 2006 SP4.1 04/19/2006
SolidWorks 2006 x64 Edition SP4.1 04/20/2006
SolidWorks 2006 SP3.4 02/23/2006
SolidWorks 2005 SP5.0 09/14/2005
SolidWorks 2004 SP5.0 12/13/2004
DWGeditor 2006 04/05/2006
COSMOSWorks, COSMOSFloWorks, COSMOSMotion,
and COSMOSEMS
Product
Posted Fixed SPR's Release Notes COSMOS 2007 Pre Release 06/28/2006 COSMOS 2007 x64 Pre Release 06/28/2006 COSMOS 2006 SP4.1 04/05/2006 COSMOS 2006 SP3.3 02/15/2006 COSMOS 2005 SP4 08/01/2005 COSMOS 2004 SP4 08/01/2005
Download Software (Free)
Product
Posted eDrawings 2006 - Free 2D CAD Viewer and 3D CAD Viewer and Publisher 11/16/2005 DWGgateway - Free AutoCAD® plug-in for data translation 01/07/2005 SolidWorks 2006 Explorer (Free) 04/05/2006 SolidWorks 2006 Viewer (Free)
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Reply to
Steve Reinisch
once you select SolidWorks 2006 SP4.1 04/19/2006 select the version of solidworks that you own ie pro or premium Pdmworks is listed as step 3 required updates select PDMWorks Server and you will get the current version of PDMworks. If you are licensed for any of the other products listed (Cosmos ect.) you will need to download those separately.
Dennis
Reply to
cadman800
my perseverance has finally paid off. sp4 has been pulled due to this hideous bug. now if i could just get the other umpteen items resolved.
Reply to
kb

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