PLM-ERP Communication with ENOVIA SmarTeam

The automated exchange of data between a PLM system and an ERP system is a goal many organizations spend a considerable amount of effort trying to achieve.  Most of the time, there are significant customizations involved with this effort.  ENOVIA SmarTeam’s Engineering Express (SNE) solution provides provides some out-of-the-box tools to help you achieve PLM-ERP communication with very little (if any) customization.

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SolidWorks 2010: What’s In It For Me?

SolidWorks 2010 Premium Beta LogoWe hope that by now you’ve had the opportunity to attend a What’s New in SolidWorks 2010 session sponsored by your local reseller. But if you haven’t, here are some of the features, functions, and issues that are worth noting.  Continue Reading

SolidWorks 2010: What’s In It For Me?

SolidWorks 2010 Premium Beta LogoWe hope that by now you’ve had the opportunity to attend a What’s New in SolidWorks 2010 session sponsored by your local reseller. But if you haven’t, here are some of the features, functions, and issues that are worth noting.  Continue Reading

Showing SmarTeam Attributes in SolidWorks Feature Manager

Many SolidWorks users prefer, or even consider it to be a best practice, that the SolidWorks file name be the same as their company’s part/item number. There are advantages and disadvantages to this that would make good material for a separate newsletter article. However, what if your company has decided that it does not care what the SolidWorks file name is and to have SmarTeam automatically generate the file name. There are advantages and disadvantages to this approach as well. This article will cover an approach to displaying the part/item number in the SolidWorks Feature Manager Tree (FMT) rather than the automatic file name given by SmarTeam.
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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 one click access. Google Chrome allows users to create desktop shortcuts to web applications, it has a built in element inspector for web developers and it includes a process management utility that allows a user to see what websites are using the most memory or CPU time. The point is that each web browser has its “Claim to fame” as far as features are concerned and a user only needs to do a little research to find what is right for him.
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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 one click access. Google Chrome allows users to create desktop shortcuts to web applications, it has a built in element inspector for web developers and it includes a process management utility that allows a user to see what websites are using the most memory or CPU time. The point is that each web browser has its “Claim to fame” as far as features are concerned and a user only needs to do a little research to find what is right for him.
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Did You Realize that EPDM is Multi-CAD?

Enterprise PDM (EPDM) supports more than just your SolidWorks CAD platform. EPDM can handle any file type/extension inside the vault, but there are also Plug Ins and Add Ins for several popular CAD platforms. These integrations to other CAD platforms allow EPDM to successfully manage part, assembly, and drawing relationships as well as Xrefs in the case of AutoCAD. Below you will find a list of supported CAD platforms and integrations.
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