CAD Administration Handbook for SolidWorks can be ordered directly from us (use the contact form under “About Us“)
NB! – This book is temporarily unavailable on Amazon, we are working on Edition 01 to be better matched with our latest Handbook for SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard.
It is not your next average feature book. It is much more. It tells what to do and which features to use for setting up a neat system for everybody to use.
This book is not about features. It is about best practices and how to implement those when creating more efficient and easy to use system than your competitors
Lear from CAD admins who have built multiple systems
Tricks and practices in this book usually take weeks to find on the web and even then it is still unclear which approach is the best – we solved it for YOU!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2. BEFORE CAD SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION
3. FOLDER STRUCTURE
4. PARTS AND ASSEMBLIES NAMING RULE
5. METADATA – “CUSTOM PROPERTIES” SETUP
6. BUILDING COMPONENT LIBRARIES
7. TEMPLATES SETUP
9. USEFUL SOLIDWORKS TOOLS
10. CONVERTING AND UPGRADING
11. PREPARATION FOR PDM
12. WHAT NOT TO DO AND WHY
13. USER EXPERIENCE
Files mentioned in the Handbook:
Part numer generator – this is macro what generated “IDNumber” property and propose “Save As” for model files. Macro original authors are mentioned in the code and text file. Really thank you for then for an amazing job.