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 […]

Troubleshooting EPDM Permissions

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 […]

Razorleaf at SolidWorks World 2010

Razorleaf will present at SolidWorks World 2010 on February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2010. Paul Gimbel from Razorleaf will be delivering three presentations, “Demystifying the SolidWorks API,” “Automated Design Validation with the SolidWorks API,” and “Automating with Excel: An Object-Oriented Approach.” Johnny Molica from Razorleaf will be presenting “3DVIA Composer: Monolithic Versus Fully Shattered Structures.”

EPDM Dispatch for File Renaming

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 […]

What's New in EPDM 2010

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 […]

Voting in EPDM Workflow

SolidWorks’ Enterprise PDM (EPDM) system allows you to capture electronic signatures and date/time stamps on documents as they progress through the system’s integrated workflow.  This information can be captured in the form of variables on the document’s data card.  These variables can then be written to the file properties (Word, Excel, SolidWorks, and AutoCAD) and/or […]