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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...]
SOLIDWORKS ENTERPRISE PDM - Notification Questions
Jul 17, 2015
We have received many questions related to the notification process in SOLIDWORKS ENTERPRISE PDM. For example, where do the messages get originated? Is there a record of the messages? Here is some general information to help you understand the EPDM [more...]
Enterprise PDM 2015 Shortcut Creates Incomplete Folder Paths - SPR 877773
Jul 14, 2015
For any Enterprise PDM users that utilize a custom shortcut to access folders inside of Enterprise PDM, you will be experiencing some improper behavior when upgrading to Enterprise PDM 2015. After accessing Enterprise PDM 2015 through the custom shortcut, the [more...]
SOLIDWORKS & EPDM Full Downloads
Jul 8, 2015
If you've used SOLIDWORKS for more than a year you've likely needed to download an update. Those of us who've been around even longer know that this takes a bit of time and its worth getting right. For the newer [more...]
ENOVIA V6 Portfolio - Variant Management
Jun 30, 2015
The ENOVIA portfolio is organized into six themes directly impacting how a customer can achieve higher operating margins. Within these six themes, we have 183 specific processes or modules catering to those themes. The focus of this blog is Variant [more...]
Automatically adding files to Enterprise PDM
May 21, 2015
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...]
EPDM Attempts to Automatically Login on Windows Login - Search/Indexing Issue
May 19, 2015
It has been observed that after upgrading the SOLIDWORKS software in an environment that has its Toolbox in EPDM can cause the EPDM login window to display immediately after logging into Windows even if Automatic Login is enabled. This issue [more...]
SOLIDWORKS EPDM Preview Tab Performance
Apr 16, 2015
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, 2015
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...]
Enterprise PDM Upgrade to Version 2015
Mar 30, 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...]
SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Private State
Mar 16, 2015
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...]
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