If you have been using PDMWorks Enterprise (PDMWE) for a while, you may have had occasion to see something other than the usual Green directory folders in the tree or file list views. Listed here are the folder colors and what they mean.
Have you ever wanted to find a SmarTeam object when you couldn’t remember the name or part number but knew you worked on it sometime in May? If you try to use Search by Attribute in SmarTeam and use an input like [ > “2006/5/1” ] for the Last Modified Date, SmarTeam will throw an […]
Many people are confused about the DriveWorks functions “Get Data” and “Query Data” commands. While both are designed to query a database and return a value or set of values, Get Data is only to be used in forms, whereas Query Data can be used in forms, variables, model rules, output documents, and more.
In service pack 4 for SmarTeam V5R17, Dassault has introduced support for an important minor release of the Oracle database platform. Starting with SP4, SmarTeam is certified for use with Oracle 10gR2 (10gR1 was previously the only supported version of the 10g platform). This is particularly important for SmarTeam Multi-Site users, but is relevant for […]
For many system administrators, the Windows Event Viewer and related log files are a place to go only when things go wrong. By spending a little time getting to know this useful operating system component, you may find it is an invaluable tool in keeping your PDM, RPM, and other systems up and running.
The origination of configurations in CAD tools is an interesting feature to ponder, and there are some very elegant uses of configurations. An example is placing a sheet metal part in the bent and flat state. Then there’s the perverted bearing part with 431 unique part numbers each with a simplified and detailed configuration for […]
Double clicking on an assembly in PDMWorks Enterprise will open the assembly in SolidWorks, but what version of the assembly will open, and more importantly, what versions of the assembly’s components will open? The answer to both questions can be very simple if the option “Always work with latest version of files” is checked.
With any enterprise system like SmarTeam, being able to create and maintain a test or development environment is essential. It is only prudent to test system configuration changes in a “sandbox” prior to risking production system downtime and the ire of angry users.
Depending on how your users like to search in SmarTeam, evaluating the statistics and manipulating the indices on your SmarTeam databases may improve performance. Examples of fields that might benefit from additional indices could be Part/Drawing Number, Description, Material, or other frequently searched fields. Naturally, this will vary depending on what attributes are commonly used […]
You can create a search card in PDMWorks Enterprise and choose any variable or combination of variables to be on the search card, however, since variables apply to files and folders, a search will search both unless you specify otherwise. That might not seem like that big of a deal until you get into a […]