In June 2010, Aras announced the release of Service Pack 1 for Innovator 9.2.0. The service pack resolved several issues identified by subscribers, but its primary objective was to introduce the new vault replication functionality.
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 […]
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 […]
From the last post on this topic, we’ve collected five basic “engines” at work in even the simplest Product Data Management (PDM) systems that manage CAD files: File vaulting CAD relationship interpretation Multi-document file vaulting Lifecycle Security
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 […]
EPDM has two methods for releasing a license. The first method, which is true for most software, releases a license when the user logs off the EPDM system. Please take note of the term “logs off.” Simply closing the Windows Explorer window in which the “blueberry” is accessed, does not log the user off the […]
Security is important to nearly all companies, however for some it is most important aspect of their business systems. If their data can’t be protected while it’s being shared, they would rather not share it. So it is for one of Razorleaf’s clients in the Energy sector. As many people in that business will attest, […]
SmarTeam provides many different ways to open and view documents from the vault, which can make it cumbersome for the casual user to figure out which command to use to accomplish the task at hand. Organizations using SmarTeam typically train users with a task-based approach and relate specific SmarTeam commands to accomplish the task so […]
EPDM 2009 includes several new options for file replication between remote sites. In the 2008 release, the administrator can set up the replication based on the folder and sub-folders in the system. In 2009, in addition to selective folder replication, the administrator can now set up replication rules that are based on the workflow state […]
The main purpose of a PDM system is to be able to add files to a secure location, the vault. Sometimes though, you cannot check files into the vault. There are a few root causes that can leave files outside the vault despite your best efforts to add them.