The process for upgrading SolidWorks and PDMWE is straightforward and generally error-free, however, this is not always true with the SolidWorks Network License Server (SNL). You should take some precautions so you don’t take down your PDMWE system when you move to SW 2009.
One of Razorleaf’s clients, a government contractor on the East coast of Florida that’s been a PDM Workgroup user for several years, was in the process of expanding, merging with another company and opening a new location several miles away from its headquarters. As a result of this growth, the company recognized an increasing need […]
SolidWorks Corporation has released the next version of the PDMWorks Enterprise software. The first bit of news is that is has been renamed Enterprise PDM. The latest release incorporates many user-requested enhancements that are broken out into sub-sections below.
When logging into the Enterprise PDM vault (formerly PDMWorks Enterprise), the user should see a list of top-level folders similar to a Windows folder structure. If the user is allowed to log in, but is presented with an empty structure, then there are a couple of things to investigate. We are going to assume that […]
In the past, we have defined SharePoint and talked about how it can facilitate collaboration. We also discussed how SharePoint is not PLM, and most manufacturing companies still need PLM to handle things like CAD file management and BOM management.
The main purpose of a PDM system is to be able to add files to a secure location, the vault. Sometimes though, you cannot check files into the vault. There are a few root causes that can leave files outside the vault despite your best efforts to add them.
You probably know how to create a search card in PDMWorks Enterprise (PDMWE). You probably also know that you can choose any variable or combination of variables to be on the search card, but did you know that since variables apply to both files and folders, a search will search files and folders unless you […]
There are five major reasons for login problems with PDMWE. While there could be other reasons, most other login problems can be tied back to one of these root causes. 1. You have the wrong username or password. Not much you can do about this but ask for a username reminder or to have your […]
Razorleaf provides full support for PDMWorks including custom programming and development of tools to integrate PDMWorks and make it easier to use. One example is the Razorleaf PDMWorks Document Browser, which provides project-level document browsing and document search and viewing capabilities and has a similar look and feel to that of Windows Explorer.
A new feature in PDMWorks Enterprise 6.4 is the ability to perform full content searches, sometimes called full text searches, on a file vault archive. Full content search gives you the ability to quickly perform a search for any keywords and phrases that exist inside the contents of a document, including any property information such […]