The tool suite myPDMtools has options common to all the tools, accessible through the following window:

  • Open the administration console of .
  • Login as a user Admin on a basis.
  • Select the complement myPDMtools and activate the context menu and select Launch myPDMtools


This interface also allows you to add and configure tools in the Windows context menu.




It is possible to assign access rights per user group to the options myPDMtools in the setting rights definition.


 


The following actions are possible:


  • Choice of language


  


  • Choice of SOLIDWORKS version

Allows to force a version of SOLIDWORKS for myPDMtools in case several versions are installed on the workstation.


  • Create log file check box

This tick allows to activate or not the creation of a log file, when each tool is triggered. myPDMtools.


  • Location of the generated log file :

It is possible to select a local folder but it is preferable to centralize all logs on the network by entering a network path.

In both cases, the Windows user using the myPDMtools must have the necessary Windows rights on this folder (reading and writing files).


  • Number of days of log backup :

Default, myPDMtools keeps the logs for 5 days. It is possible to increase or decrease this setting.


  • Location of reports :

It is possible to select a local folder but it is possible to centralize all reports on the network by entering a network path.

In both cases, the Windows user using the myPDMtools must have the necessary Windows rights on this folder (reading and writing files).


  • Access to the database :

For a number of tools, it is necessary to connect to SQL Server base with a user having administrator rights. So this is where this information is retrieved.


  


  • Favorites :


This section allows you to save and open favorites for settings. All the parameters in the myPDMtools options will be saved.


The Save button allows you to save the settings of the option dialog box a settings file (.mpt).

The Load button allows you to restore the previously saved options from an .mpt file.