The Most Misunderstood Concept in DriveWorks Automation

A large number of questions that you see in the DriveWorks forums (you do follow those, right?) all have to do with the interaction between DriveWorks and SOLIDWORKS. Most often, that question involves a DriveWorks user asking how to get the results from a SOLIDWORKS model generation to drive a DriveWorks specification. Whether that means using the mass properties that SOLIDWORKS calculates, a reference dimension from a sketch, Bill of Materials information, or an interference check, people want DriveWorks to run that model while the user is filling in their forms. 

COE Webinar Oct 11: Technical Data Migration Made Simple

COE Ask the Expert Sessions: Technical Data Migration Made Simple  Presented by: Jonathan Scott, Razorleaf Corporation Tuesday, October 11 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CST People are afraid of data migration projects, and with good reason – success is measured by minimizing the number of mistakes. So how can you simplify getting data from one […]

Trouble Installing Oracle 12c Client with SmarTeam?

We recently ran into an issue installing the Oracle 12c client software with SmarTeam. When trying to install the Oracle 12c client (on a Windows machine), the installer threw the following error: INS-30131: Failed to access the temporary location. Action – Ensure that the current user has required permissions to access the temporary location. Additional Information – […]

Project Execution & Tracking in Autodesk PLM 360, Part 1 of 3: Using Milestones

Autodesk PLM 360 provides project execution and tracking through Project Management, Milestone, and Tasks functionalities. Moreover, Grid tab functionality can also be used to easily monitor completed tasks. Cool! But how do we break all these capabilities into understandable chunks? This post and the next two from me will be devoted to giving you the […]

Multiple Project Tracking in Autodesk PLM 360

If your company manages high-volume, high-turnover projects, you may need a better method to keep track of all the projects; especially when it comes to knowing which ones are blocked or impeded. We recently helped a company configure Autodesk PLM 360 to store and manage their project data by: Leveraging a custom-built workflow Graphing the […]

Import Legacy Items & BOMs into Autodesk PLM 360 with Revisions

Importing data from your legacy system into your cloud-based Autodesk PLM 360 tenant is a request we hear often. If, for example, you have existing items and bills of materials (BOMs) that are released in the legacy system at certain revisions, you will most likely need them replicated in Autodesk PLM 360. There is a […]