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May 21, 15Automatically adding files to Enterprise PDM
Sometimes SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM users will want to store files in their vault using a "non-save" event. For example, if I use an analysis program, the results files may automatically get created using automation in the program. EPDM will block [more...
Apr 16, 15SOLIDWORKS EPDM Preview Tab Performance
If you've ever browsed into an EPDM folder you've likely seen the Preview Tab, just left of the Data Card tab. It's helpful to be able to Preview/See the content of the files BEFORE you open them! In this article [more...
Mar 30, 15SOLIDWORKS WORLD PRESENTATIONS
SOLIDWORKS World is an annual international user conference for all things SOLIDWORKS. Each year 5000+ users come together to share information and ideas related to the engineering process. At the following link you can find the presentations from this years [more...
Mar 30, 15Enterprise PDM Upgrade to Version 2015
SOLIDWORKS has released 2015 version of their CAD and Enterprise PDM software systems and it is currently at service pack 2.1. With the release of new versions, we experience increased volume of EPDM support issues due to faulty upgrades. Please [more...
Mar 16, 15SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Private State
In SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2015, SolidWorks has introduced a concept called "Private State". A file in a "Private State" is simply a file that has never been checked in. In previous versions of EPDM, these files were totally hidden from [more...
Mar 2, 15SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Guides: Check 'em out!
It has recently come to my attention that not every Enterprise PDM administrator reads the administration guides that come packaged with the EPDM install media. For those who have neglected to look through the guides, you are missing out on [more...
Feb 17, 15Do not upgrade SOLIDWORKS WORKGROUP to 2015
SOLIDWORKS Workgroup 2015 has a critical issue (SPR 848286) where the workgroup service stops randomly. This issue has been fixed in service pack 2 which is scheduled for release next week (approximate). Do not upgrade your SOLIDWORKS/workgroup environments to 2015 [more...
Nov 14, 14How to use SSO Basic Authentication in Enovia 3DEXPERIENCE 2014X
With basic authentication, users will be prompted to enter their credentials on accessing the Enovia portal. A successful authentication will take the user directly to the Enovia web page. In enovia.ini, modify the value of MX_PAM_AUTHENTICATE_CLASS with "matrix.util.ServletAuthentication" Set the [more...
Nov 10, 14SolidWorks World Attendees
If you are attending SolidWorks World 2015 in February, look on the agenda for InFlow team members, Justin Webster, Jeff Barker, and Ryan Dally. We will be there presenting on EPDM and Driveworks. Here are the topics: Configuring the new [more...
Oct 20, 14SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM - Permission Changes
In the latest release of SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, there are a few enhancements in the area of group and user permissions. The primary enhancement in this area is related to the separation of the "move" permission from the "delete" permission [more...
Oct 8, 14Moving from DriveWorks Xpress to DriveWorks Solo
DriveWorks Xpress is the design automation tool included with every seat of SOLIDWORKS. The Xpress edition allows you to get to know this easy to use tool, but is limited to only a portion of what is possible in the [more...
Oct 6, 14SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2015 - New Icons
In the 2015 release of SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, SOLIDWORKS has made several nice additions. One, seemingly minor new feature, will really help users. The addition of the "explorer cache status icons" will help users keep track of the status of [more...
Sep 30, 14How to Install SolidWorks Client Connector for Enovia 3DEXPERIENCE 2014X
Two components are needed for SolidWorks integration to the Enovia 2014x environment namely, IEF (Integration Exchange Framework Client) and SW connector for client. These installs are located in: V6R2014x.AM_3DEXP_NativeApps.AllOS.1-11\AM_3DEXP_NativeApps.AllOS\1\DEK-ConnectorforSolidWork\ConnectorforSolidWorks. Install Steps: 1. Install Java JRE (I use JDK7.51) 2. Install [more...
Sep 11, 14SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2015 - What's New
This fall SolidWorks will release Enterprise PDM 2015. There are some nice new features with this release, with a few brand new tools and some new features that users and admins will surely appreciate. First of all SolidWorks is including [more...