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July 4, 2022

A PDM race condition: How your code might wrestle with PDM when saving files directly to the vault — and what to do about it.

A race condition may occur when two instructions are executed at the same time. The output gets determined by which…

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April 21, 2022

Blue Byte Systems Inc joines the Autodesk® Developer’s Network.

Blue Byte Systems, Inc. has been accepted into the Autodesk® Developer’s Network. We're happy to announce our acceptance into the…

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April 16, 2022

Export SOLIDWORKS PDM BOMs to xlsx with thumbnails – PDM2Excel

With version 6 of PDM2Excel, a new export function has been added to allow you to export your PDM BOM…

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March 30, 2022

Auto-update SOLIDWORKS PDM add-ins

The auto-updater add-in is a tool developed by Blue Byte Systems, Inc. to streamline our code delivery process for our…

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March 27, 2022

Top 5 reasons to start using PDM2Excel to start exporting PDM BOMs to Excel.

You use SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional to manage your product's cad data. You and your team have a solid vault implementation…

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January 23, 2022

New for 2022! SOLIDWORKS PDM API Things You Can Do…They’re pretty cool.

The 2022 release of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional API didn't bring major changes to the API itself with the exception of the PDM Web API docs. These changes however are very useful. Let's go over them in detail: 1. You can rename BOM Views You can rename BOM views with PDM…

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January 20, 2022

A Quickstart Guide with the SOLIDWORKS PDM Web API

Headups: This post is not about the PDM Web2 viewer. This feature is not available with SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard. This…

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January 5, 2022

PDMFramework – Productivity Library for SOLIDWORKS PDM

PDMFramework is a productivity library that builds on top of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional API to make developing PDM add-ins faster and easier. It improves upon the PDM task interfaces and brings features such as logging, dependency injection, and more.  This is especially helpful for those who are developing custom…

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November 15, 2021

Learn how to write SOLIDWORKS PDM add-ins with PDMFramework

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5gaSZPqsbg&t=1s In which Amen demos the PDMFramework library The PDMFramework library opens up a world of new possibilities for programmers using SOLIDWORKS PDM. The framework was developed to make automations simple and quick. There is easy creation of tasks and task menus, easy cancellation, and built in debugger methods. Just…

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August 2, 2021

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional: You have chosen to load a .Net Add-in? Well, what do you do next ?

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional employs a server-client architecture. Your files and metadata is stored on the server (Archive server is where your files and stored and everything else go in the SQL db). You push all of your changes to the server from your local PDM client and you also pull…

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