Razorleaf has just released the new CADFIT tool for public consumption. I don’t recommend actually eating or consuming the tool, but I do recommend that you use it. “Well of course you do, you work for Razorleaf.” Okay, that factor not withstanding, CADFIT is a really great tool to help you determine the health of your […]
Anyone who works with SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM) knows that there are multiple factors that play a role in user permissions. Sometimes it can be difficult to determine the kind of permission to apply to achieve a desired result or to find the setting that is causing an undesired behavior. So let’s dig in to the EPDM […]
SolidWorks’ Enterprise PDM (EPDM) system contains what some might call a “poor man’s API” known as the Dispatch Tool. The Dispatch Tool allows non-programmers (those who don’t write formal code in Visual Studio.NET) to create basic programs, scripts, and functions within EPDM without having to learn a programming language. The tool is limited in functionality […]
The 2010 version of Enterprise PDM (EPDM) was recently released by SolidWorks Corporation. There have been a number of new features added to the product, as well as several stability enhancements. The system requirements for EPDM 2010 can be found here. There are so many new features in EPDM 2010 it is difficult to go into […]
It’s easy to see, standing in the electronics section of BestBuy or Sam’s Club, that 64-bit computing has finally arrived. When lowly consumers can readily and inexpensively purchase the “next generation” technology, companies can rest assured that the time has come to upgrade, swap out, retire, or do whatever is done with last decade’s computers. […]
Microsoft’s latest set of server operating systems has been out for a while now, and many are starting to adopt them as “mainstream”. Therefore, it is a good idea to take a look at server requirements if you are going to be purchasing SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM) or if you are going to be upgrading to […]
The SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM) workflow can be used to automatically show revision history by populating the revision block table on your drawings. By configuring a set of variables to hold current and past revision information, and setting those variables in a workflow process, you can free designers from the tedious process of putting revision […]
EPDM can be configured to use category-based logic to divide and sort documents inside the EPDM vault. Once a document is in a certain category, it can then be automatically sent into specific workflows.
One of the greatest features of the EPDM software is the ability to create Folder and Data structures from a template. This template can be used to collect information from the user and then carry this information down through the project folder structure. It can also be used to populate files with this metadata. There […]
The migration of SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Vaults to Enterprise PDM is a very relevant topic to most SolidWorks users today. If approached with good planning and testing, these migrations can be accomplished with excellent results. SolidWorks even provides a good tool to help in the process.