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 […]

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 […]

Recognizing Engines in Product Data Management

Most look at Product Data Management (PDM) systems and see software for managing/controlling documents, and maybe for performing other useful design/engineering housekeeping functions. When I look at PDM systems, I see collections of intertwined logic engines, connected to each other in meaningful ways to support configuration management practices. I like to break it down like […]

Razorleaf Helps AMF Bowling Score a Strike with SmarTeam

Razorleaf Helps AMF Bowling Score a Strike with SmarTeam

The equipment behind the scenes in bowling alleys is often complex and comprised of thousands of distinct parts. The pinspotter alone includes more than 3,800 different parts. A lack of organization was causing chaos and costing the company valuable time to market.

To help the company’s engineers manage the complexity of finding parts and designing new ones, the company partnered with Razorleaf Corporation, experts in product data management (PDM). Razorleaf helped the company bring order to the chaos by assisting with the implementation of ENOVIA SmarTeam PDM software and customizing the software to meet the company’s needs.

Razorleaf Helps Nuclear Power Toolmaker Use PDM Tools to Speed New Product Design

Razorleaf Helps Nuclear Power Toolmaker Use PDM Tools to Speed New Product Design

AREVA, a global provider of nuclear power services, plays a critical role in maintaining the nation’s 103 nuclear reactors, each of which is unique. As a result, the company must be able to quickly create new tools and custom-designed equipment to meet service requests, which are often unanticipated, and perform maintenance operations during scheduled shutdowns to avoid downtime. In addition to the quick turnaround of new tools, the company must also maintain accurate up-to-date documentation to abide by stringent industry regulations.

To help meet these demands, the company turned to Razorleaf to help them implement ENOVIA SmarTeam product data management (PDM) software. The software’s search capabilities helped AREVA quickly locate existing designs to use as a starting point for new designs. In addition, the SmarTeam’s revision management features enable the company to assess all versions of designs, who made what changes and when, which is extremely important for the company’s regulatory review process.

PLM Participation Versus Integration

If your company uses CAD tools and if those CAD files are managed by PDM software, then you already know the benefits of PLM integration, meaning programmed interactions between PLM elements whereby the data management system understands and interprets authoring tools’ internal data structures. Without integration, it would be nearly or completely impossible to manage […]

Interesting SQL Server 2008 Features

SQL 2008 is the first major release of the database platform for Microsoft in three years. In this article, we’ll be looking at a few of the interesting features of SQL Server 2008. Many of the new features are targeted at larger enterprises, or those with expansive databases. But there are also some nice management […]