For easy deployment and update, the miniPDM Excel Add-in is a VSTO application deployed with ClickOnce. Because of the nature of this application you might receive several warnings from Windows Defender and/or your antivirus.Continue reading
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This section lists the changes to the miniPDM add-in of each released version.
- 0.5.4.4 (Next version)
- 0.5.4.3 (Current Version)
- A routine was added to remove and old database key (miniPDMaddinSettings.DBaddinVersion) that could cause issues
- Optimized quantities in the Excel Add-in are now detailed properly in the Computed tab
If you encounter some issues with miniPDM during the installation or while using the add-in, you can find in this article different fixes and workarounds.
In this article you will find a raw Bill Of Materials like the one that could be exported from SolidWorks to test the capabilities of miniPDM by yourself. Some additional files are also available to load some Price Conditions to test the possibilities of that feature on the BOM, and some to generate the source BOM by yourself with an already made project structure.Continue reading
SolidWorks Add-in Features
miniPDM SolidWorks Add-in is primarily designed to enhance SolidWorks properties filling capabilities. This add-in can help to make the components compliant with the requirements of the miniPDM Excel Add-in and create Bill of Materials that can be used by different actors in the workflow. It also provided extended properties trough a database.Continue reading
Excel Add-in Features
miniPDM Excel Add-in is primarily designed to read SolidWorks Bill Of Materials exported as Excel files but can potentially work with any other software capable of exporting an indexed BOM. It is capable of computing the information from the BOM’s columns but also combine it with the extra information stored in the associated database.Continue reading
Excel Add-in Settings
It is possible to customize the Excel Add-in to fit your needs. The settings are presented as a datagrid where the variable names can be modified and some application settings can be enabled or disabled.Continue reading
SolidWorks Add-in Settings
It is possible to customize the miniPDM SolidWorks Add-in to fit your needs. The settings are presented as a datagrid where the variable names can be modified and some application settings can be enabled or disabled.Continue reading
SolidWorks Add-in Setup
For ease of use and especially to allow automatic updates, the miniPDM SolidWorks Add-in has been embedded into a ClickOnce application. Because of the nature of this application you might receive several warnings from Windows Defender and/or your antivirus.
The Excel Add-in and the SolidWorks Add-in share the same license. The license can be activated on one or multiple computers depending on the allowed number of activations.
miniPDM is currently in Beta testing and does not require a licenseContinue reading