miniPDM is a small and simple Product data management (PDM) tool capable of converting raw Bill Of Materials into a user friendly format, compute data and present it in a convenient way not only for engineers but also for project managers and purchasers.
miniPDM consists of two applications: the main one for Excel and an optional one for SolidWorks.
This section can be considered as a user manual for miniPDM. You can find different articles to guide you on how to install it, how to configure it and how to use it.
This section lists the changes to the miniPDM add-in of each released version.
- 0.5.4.2 (Next Version)
- Components purchased with a measure have their total price now calculated correctly
- Settings shared between Excel and SolidWorks Add-ins are now saved into the registry
- Few settings that were not saved into the database are now saved
- LexActivator was updated to version 3.14.9
- 0.5.4.1 (Current Version)
- It is now possible to select the number of digits of the Serial Number Generator
- LexActivator was updated to version 3.14.2
- In some cases, the following message can appear “machine fingerprint has changed since activation exception”. If you encounter this error please contact support: email@example.com.
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
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
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
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
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
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