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SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard - Missing SQL Management Studio Tools?
May 11, 2016
I recently did an installation of SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and I know I selected the option for SQL Management Tools. Once the installation completed, I couldn't find the SQL Management Studio Tools in the Applications list anywhere. (Head scratching & [more...]
Java Memory Usage for SOLIDWORKS Connector
May 11, 2016
On SOLIDWORKS V6 clients, the JAVA options are read from the IEF client config.xml file. You could experience performance issues and errors during check-in or major resource intensive operations like undo-check-out of a large assembly if these parameters are not [more...]
Solidworks Enterprise PDM Permissions, Revisited.
Mar 11, 2016
In Enterprise PDM 2015, additional permissions were made available. Settings Permissions tends to be one of the more confusing tasks for a PDM Administrator due to the different types of permissions that can overlap and intersect with each other. The [more...]
SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2016 Upgrade Tip
Feb 24, 2016
For those users looking to upgrade to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional from Enterprise PDM or those looking to simply upgrade to the latest service pack, you have to make sure to upgrade your database. In previous versions, the upgrade utility was [more...]
2016 PDM Pro - Installing Web 2
Feb 23, 2016
For 2016, Web 2 is now included in the installer along with SolidWorks. For many this is a blessing as Web 2 has always been a separate installation. Many will attempt to install Web 2 with PDM Pro 2016, but [more...]
Enovia 3DEXPERIENCE 2015x - What's New! 2015x vs 2014x Part 2
Feb 17, 2016
So here we are for part two of what's new in 2015. As stated in part 1 of this series, this series is focused around InFlow Technology's trip to the Value Solutions Sales Convention of the Americas in Miami and [more...]
Activating Archive Server Compression in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional
Feb 5, 2016
When using SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional (Enterprise PDM), the vault can occupy large amounts of disk space due to all the versions being stored from day to day. To save on disk space, you may want to enable compression on the [more...]
Enovia 3DEXPERIENCE 2015x - What's New! 2015x vs 2014x Part 1
Feb 2, 2016
For those that may not have known, Dassault Systemes held their annual Value Solutions Sales Convention of the Americas last week in Miami Florida. The InFlow Technology Team had the pleasure of attending this year's conference and the opportunity to [more...]
Enterprise PDM/SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional: Upgrade Test Licensing
Nov 23, 2015
Enterprise PDM, soon to be known as PDM Professional, has undergone some changes in terms of licensing in 2015 and later. No longer will a new license file be needed to upgrade from one major release to another. Instead, PDM [more...]
Enterprise PDM: Unexpected Incorrect User Password
Nov 19, 2015
There have been some recent instances where a user may attempt to log into Enterprise PDM, only to see a SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Login error claiming that "The entered user name or password is incorrect". This may happen even though [more...]
SOLIDWORKS EPDM Administration - Fishing Guides - 2016 Update
Nov 5, 2015
It's been said if you give a person a fish you feed them for a day, teach them to fish and you feed them for a lifetime. In this article we'll show you a couple of good fishing holes for [more...]
InFlow participates in the ENOVIA SOLIDWORKS event in Chicago
Oct 30, 2015
For those who missed it, InFlow Technology presented at the first ENOVIA 3DEXPERIENCE for SOLIDWORKS users event this week in Chicago. Attendees were able to see the ENOVIA SOLIDWORKS integration and see how ENOVIA could be tied together with an [more...]
Automatic EBOM Sync Functionality
Oct 22, 2015
How to run EBOM Sync automatically on check-in of SOLIDWORKS objects? Running EBOM sync on every SOLIDWORKS object that is checked-in to ENOVIA can be a time consuming task. With the following steps, EBOM sync will be executed automatically as [more...]
Adding Additional Columns in Windows Explorer
Oct 22, 2015
For users of SOLIDWORKS Connector, a bug in the ENOVIA system (R2014X FP1530) prevents users from accessing ENOVIA if the default columns in explorer are modified. This option is normally accessed by right-clicking the columns section as seen in example [more...]
SOLIDWORKS PDM 2016 Set Revision Feature
Oct 14, 2015
One of the new features in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2016 relates back to a question that has been posed by nearly every one of our PDM customers. Question: How can I set the revision of a file to something other than [more...]
How to Find Location of the Store (Vault) in ENOVIA
Oct 13, 2015
To find the location of the store in ENOVIA, start MQL and enter the following: MQL set context user creator; MQL verb on; MQL list store STORE * select path [more...]
Sep 9, 2015
Just this week SOLIDWORKS announced the pre-release of SOLIDWORKS 2016. Included in the release is a face lift on ENTERPRISE PDM, which includes a name change to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. No longer will the EPDM abbreviation be used, but instead [more...]
Aug 20, 2015
Last fall CATI / InFlow Technology had its annual Design Innovation Summit. We kicked off the start of the tour at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI. A nice aside to the Design Innovation Summit was the opportunity to walk through [more...]
32-bit options for EPDM
Aug 18, 2015
Recently Inflow Technology has had a few calls regarding support for Windows OS 32bit. So here is the general information below regarding Dassault Systemes current support for the 32 bit systems out there, and what they plan to do in [more...]
How To Use Copy Tree 2015: The Basics
Aug 18, 2015
EPDM 2015 has given copy tree some more power than previous versions as well as fixes a few bugs that were there previously. For those of you have not used this before, the copy tree function is EPDM's take on [more...]
How to Manually Delete File Vault Views and Why You Would Need to.
Aug 13, 2015
Disclaimer: I'd like to first mention that this blog article and solution should only be attempted by EPDM admin and IT. As it does require admin rights on the local machine to edit registry keys, without proper knowledge of the [more...]
SOLIDWORKS/EPDM 2015 sp4 Missing Add-Ins, Crashing or "GdtAnalysisSupport.dll" Error
Aug 11, 2015
SolidWorks is currently investigating multiple reports of three problems , all of which share the same root cause, a conflict with Microsoft KB3072630 ( that was pushed out on July 15th. The problem has been reported to their developers as [more...]
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