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1 Solidworks Administrative Bliss

2 Customized Installations Can Improve Performance and Enforce Standards and Efficiency

3 Installation Tips Custom install path specified during install Custom install path specified during install Match path for version being installed Match path for version being installed Makes administrating versions easier Makes administrating versions easier Installing Multiple Versions Installing Multiple Versions Multiple installations not recommended Multiple installations not recommended If you must then add version & SP# to path If you must then add version & SP# to path Clean Installation is best Clean Installation is best Remove old Registry Entries and Directories Remove old Registry Entries and Directories

4 Typical Installation Lets take a walk through an install Lets take a walk through an install These next slides are for SWX 2007 SP.0-5 These next slides are for SWX 2007 SP.0-5

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25 Install PDMWorks Server? Choices Choices… Choices… Or Not? Or Not?

26 Administrative Director Effective for multi-seat installations Effective for multi-seat installations

27 Solidworks Explorer Run Solidworks Explorer for the first time Run Solidworks Explorer for the first time Proper setup is important Proper setup is important Use for filename and reference changes Use for filename and reference changes

28 Default setup to look for vault If you don’t know a vault path click cancel If you don’t know a vault path click cancel

29 Unexpected Funky-ness Click here to open window pane

30 More Intuitive Interface Click a directory and the pane will expand

31 Get Used to the layout Click on this icon to access options

32 Solidworks Explorer Options PDM Works Vault is default selected PDM Works Vault is default selected

33 Solidworks Explorer Options If you don’t use a Vault, uncheck this If you don’t use a Vault, uncheck this

34 Solidworks Explorer Options Vault related tabs will disappear Vault related tabs will disappear

35 Solidworks Explorer Options Proper reference paths are important Proper reference paths are important

36 Solidworks Explorer Options Search Paths help you index your files Search Paths help you index your files

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40 After Install – setup standards

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42 Checked by default Checked by default Prompts for user input upon creation Prompts for user input upon creation Setup for ease of use

43 Share Common Files

44 Default Templates

45 File Locations

46 Be careful with this one! Be careful with this one!

47 File Locations

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62 Caution -Search paths change dynamically Caution -Search paths change dynamically

63 File Locations

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73 Hole Wizard / Toolbox For Shared Toolbox For Shared Toolbox

74 Crash Recovery

75 External References Use Caution - Setup for your needs Use Caution - Setup for your needs

76 Collaboration Use Caution – Watch Lightweight Mode Use Caution – Watch Lightweight Mode

77 Design Library Customize your Library Customize your Library

78 Design Library Customize your Toolbox - Streamline Customize your Toolbox - Streamline

79 User Interface Customize with macro Buttons / Hotkeys Customize with macro Buttons / Hotkeys

80 Standard Start Templates Reduce redundant work Reduce redundant work

81 Desktop Search Increase Search Speed – Data Reuse Increase Search Speed – Data Reuse

82 Copy Settings for Reuse Enforce Standard Shared Settings Enforce Standard Shared Settings Capture and archive settings Capture and archive settings

83 Good Luck… Continually learn what’s new Continually learn what’s new Stay on top of Service Packs and issues Stay on top of Service Packs and issues Monitor your standards and practices Monitor your standards and practices Makes life easier for you and everyone… Makes life easier for you and everyone… Visit for admin guide Visit for admin guidewww.solidworks.com\


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