CircuitWorks Options - PDM

Specifies the connection requirements for SOLIDWORKS PDM.

To display CircuitWorks Options - PDM:

From the CircuitWorks Options dialog box, click PDM .

To display the CircuitWorks Options dialog box, do one of the following:

  • From CircuitWorks, click the CircuitWorks application menu , then click Options .
  • From SOLIDWORKS, click Tools > CircuitWorks > CircuitWorks Options.
Use SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM vault

SOLIDWORKS 2018 and later does not include the SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM product.

It is replaced by the SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard product.

Enables the Workgroup PDM integration. CircuitWorks searches the specified Workgroup PDM vault for component files. If found in the vault, CircuitWorks copies the latest versions to the local PDM folder and references the local files in the CircuitWorks assembly.

  • Login name - User name for the PDM vault.
  • Login password - Password for the PDM vault.
  • Vault computer - Computer name where the PDM vault is located. You can specify localhost if the vault is on the computer where you run CircuitWorks
  • Copy parts from PDM vault to - Local folder where CircuitWorks copies PDM vault files. Assemblies created by CircuitWorks reference components from this folder.
Check SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault for latest files

Enables the SOLIDWORKS PDM integration. CircuitWorks gets the latest component files from the SOLIDWORKS PDM vault before using components in an assembly. See Using SOLIDWORKS PDM.

Vault view name

Available when Check SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault for latest files is selected. Specifies the name of the SOLIDWORKS PDM local vault view that CircuitWorks accesses. If you have only one local vault view, you can leave this field blank.

The Component Library component folder must be in the local vault view. Specify the Component Library folder location from the CircuitWorks Options - Models page.