Multiple Vaults in Aras Innovator for Global PLM Support

The majority of businesses these days have a need to manage documents in at least one location other than the “main” site. If the documents have any size to them, the vaulting process can be very painful and time consuming, regardless of the PLM system in use. Luckily, most PLM systems, including Aras Innovator, have […]

EPDM and Replicated Servers

There comes a time when your business will expand to other locations.  You might start a new office in another state, or even another country.  The board of directors might decide to purchase another company and wish to bring all of their information under a single data repository.  In any event, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM) can handle […]

Setting Up an EPDM Test Environment

When people ask us about SolidWorks Enterprise PDM best practices, we often note how critical it is to have a test environment available for critical business systems that matches the production environment. A test environment allows you to validate patches, service packs, version upgrades, and configuration changes in an environment that will not impact production systems. For […]

The New Enterprise PDM Task Tool

One of the new tools in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM) 2010 is the automated EPDM Task Tool. This tool helps users and system administrators automate a number of things related to Engineering output. With the tool, you can create renditions (alternate format/presentation of content) of SolidWorks Parts, Assemblies, or Drawings. The Task Tool also enables remote […]

Action-Packed SolidWorks World 2010

For those of you not able to attend SolidWorks World 2010 in Anaheim, California earlier this year, let us recap some of the most significant events related to the show.  As usual, SolidWorks lined up a number of interesting and motivational speakers (James Cameron, James McLurkin, Jeff Ray, and Bernard Charles).  There were also a […]