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 […]

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 […]

Autonumbering in Design Automation

Design automation tools like DriveWorks provide functionality to read information from a database and to output information to a database. One of the most common tasks for database output is the automation of part numbers and quotation numbers. Although the task seems trivial, there is more to it than meets the eye.  Fortunately, the combination of […]

Getting Legacy CAD Data into EPDM

Congratulations, you have just purchased and successfully implemented EPDM!  The next item on the list is getting all the legacy SolidWorks files into the EPDM system so that they can be accessed, managed, work-flowed, and version/revision controlled.  Everyone knows that one of the big ease-of-use functions in EPDM is the ability to drag and drop […]

Manually Load Your EPDM-AutoCAD Integration

When installing the EPDM Editor client with the AutoCAD 200X* integration there can sometimes be issues with the integration menus inside the ACAD application. Reloading the client often does not resolve the issue. Doing a complete uninstall and re-install sometimes works, but not always. The ACAD integration can be added manually by following the steps […]

What's Interesting about Next Generation Browsers?

The new generation of web browsers is faster with more features and is more “people” focused than browsers of the past. With the increase of social networking sites on the web, such as twitter, facebook and myspace, browsers such as Flock are integrating the user’s favorite social sites directly into the browser with easy, sometimes […]