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    SOLIDWORKS, PDM, 3DEXPERIENCE

    Solving Communication Breakdown - Part Three: Version Control

    March 23, 2020

    “So… should I show the customer ‘MasterAssembly-new-latest-USETHIS-keep’ or ‘MasterAssembly-final-DONOTDELETE-approved-updated’?” Thanks to data management tools like SOLIDWORKS PDM, these phrases in the office are a thing of the past. With SOLIDWORKS PDM, maintaining a file’s history and accessing the latest revision is second nature. Unfortunately, you’d need to be tethered to the PDM Vault to account for the latest updates, even with remote access. You know what would be even better for universal version control, especially when needing to show the latest file version on the fly? Taking the file confidence of PDM and wrapping it into an intuitive social platform, like 3DEXPERIENCE ENOVIA accessible anywhere you’re connected to the Internet.

    SOLIDWORKS, PDM

    The Case Against Intelligent Part Numbers

    March 9, 2020

    Part numbers are used to identify and catalog different items. Intelligent part numbers are used to capture and display further descriptive characteristics of each unique item. Intelligent part numbers were developed at a time when storage databases were very expensive and not very prevalent. To recognize and understand the definition of a given part number, the number itself was defined using a descriptive meaning in each character or set of characters that make up the part number. Here is an example of an intelligent part number and its meaning.

    SOLIDWORKS, PDM

    PDM Cache Options and User Settings

    December 3, 2019

    As a user of SOLIDWORKS PDM, the majority of the functionalities available to you are controlled by permissions set by the system administrator. The Cache Options and User Settings are two PDM controls, that if given the permission, users can self-manage the ways that checked-out, checked-in and reference files are handled on their local computer.

    SOLIDWORKS, PDM

    PDM Column Views: How to Create and Share with Your Team

    October 25, 2019

    Have you ever wondered, “how do I change the information displayed about the files in the SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault view?” Maybe you’d like to see the information that’s available on the data card, but it’s not shown in the file view or a different set of information on the Bill of Materials than what’s shown. SOLIDWORKS PDM displays the information that you see about the files in the vault using COLUMNS.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM

    SOLIDWORKS 2020 Requirements and Recommendations

    October 1, 2019

    When choosing a new CAD system like SOLIDWORKS, clients often overlook the importance of having the right hardware to support their new purchase. We get asked all the time about what should be considered before buying or upgrading equipment, so we thought it would be helpful to compile all the published system requirements along with our Engineering Team's recommendations in one place. Here is the information for this year's version of SOLIDWORKS.

    SOLIDWORKS, Technical Communication, PDM

    PDM & Composer: Create, Review And Publish Documentation In a Snap

    August 26, 2019

    SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) solutions are ideal to help you keep your project data organized and the latest version available for multiple teams during development. SOLIDWORKS Composer is used to create digital materials, documentation and technical publications all with the intent of giving customers and company stakeholders a better understanding of your product information earlier in the design process, lowering costs and speeding time-to-market. In this blog article, we look at how SOLIDWORKS PDM and SOLIDWORKS Composer work together to create more accurate output while saving more time when compared to a traditional product development workflow.

    SOLIDWORKS, PDM

    SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional: Top Three Replication Best Practices

    July 30, 2019

    Replication is a feature in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional that allows you to have a single vault that is used across many geographically separated locations. This increases the software’s performance and provides the user with a better experience. In this blog article, we’ll be focusing on three best practices that will help you replicate your vault in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional: building schemas, maintaining schemas and monitoring activity.

    SOLIDWORKS, PDM, Engineering Services

    Tips for Data Self-Migration

    May 13, 2019

    Migrating CAD data can be a daunting task. There are so many things that could be lost, forgotten or looked over. With all of the variables surrounding the transition, it can be overwhelming to define the top items to tackle with data self-migration. Lets uncover some of the top tips and pain points that will occur in the transition.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM

    SOLIDWORKS PDM & Toolbox: How To Set Up For a Multi-User Environment

    April 8, 2019

    Enterprise Data Management solutions are used for keeping your design data files organized and under control. Organizing your data in a vault, or central archive, is ideal for automating workflows, finding files and ensuring manufacturing teams have the latest file versions. If you’re a SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional user, there are ways to optimize the performance by using the benefits of the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM

    PDM Professional's Web2

    March 4, 2019

    Did you know that Web2 allows users to stay connected to their PDM vault from anywhere where there’s an Internet connection? Web2 has been around for several years, but not many people are familiar with its features.

    The Web2 Client offers a large and small format layout. The large format is designed for bigger devices, such as computers, and the small format is a condensed version of the interface aimed at devices such as tablets. Today we’ll cover the features of the Web2 large format layout.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM

    Using Cut, Copy & Paste in Windows Explorer vs. PDM

    February 28, 2019

    You’re probably very familiar with the functions used to move and/or duplicate information within Windows Explorer named cut, copy and paste. These commands are summoned by the default right mouse button (RMB), but, more commonly are called upon through the use of keyboard shortcuts to carry out these commands.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM

    Switching From Autodesk Vault to SOLIDWORKS PDM

    December 21, 2018

    TriMech has developed a 12-phased approach to migrating data from one system to another. Typically, with PDM to PDM, we start off with a detailed analysis of the database. Then, we move on to the definition of what you are looking to do with your data. The complexity comes with mapping one utility version of features to PDM’s version of features.