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
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
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
To unleash the full potential of miniPDM, you can link it to an Access database file. It is a requirement if you want to share settings with multiple users, use the Serial Number Generator and/or if you want to use the Advanced Component Properties but miniPDM can be partially used without it.Continue reading