Linking Your SolidWorks PDM Enterprise Data Card Values to Microsoft Word and Excel Documents

One of the most common practices, yet least documented, capabilities of SolidWorks PDM Enterprise is the ability to link a wide variety of documents to variable values defined in your company’s customized data cards. Considering the lack of information on how to thoroughly do so with Microsoft Office documents such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel, I have decided post this step-by-step process of automatically linking your properties inside of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel to the data cards that control them. Microsoft Excel Document: Here is a simple layout of how the linking process works with an Excel document. The process is almost identical when linking an EPDM variable […]

Linking Your SolidWorks PDM Enterprise Data Card Values to Microsoft Word and Excel Documents

One of the most common practices, yet least documented, capabilities of SolidWorks PDM Enterprise is the ability to link a wide variety of documents to variable values defined in your company’s customized data cards. Considering the lack of information on how to thoroughly do so with Microsoft Office documents such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel, I have decided post this step-by-step process of automatically linking your properties inside of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel to the data cards that control them. Microsoft Excel Document: Here is a simple layout of how the linking process works with an Excel document. The process is almost identical when linking an EPDM variable […]

Blank Drawing Data Cards????

Having issues getting information into a drawing data card even though the titleblock is filled out and the part data card is completely filled out? Well PDMWorks Enterprise 2008 has the answer. Just follow these steps: Create an additional block/attribute mapping for just the drawing extension (slddrw). Use the block name “$PRPSHEET” (note that it must be spelled with capital letters) and the attribute name should be the property you want to retrieve from the model, for example “Description”. Note to keep the existing description custom property mapping for the drawing as well. (i.e. CustomProperty/Description). NOTES • The PDMWorks Enterprise SolidWorks add-in must be enabled. • The linked properties will […]