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May 21, 15
Automatically 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...]
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May 19, 15
EPDM Attempts to Automatically Login on Windows Login - Search/Indexing Issue
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...]
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Apr 16, 15
SOLIDWORKS 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...]
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Mar 30, 15
SOLIDWORKS 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...]
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Mar 30, 15
Enterprise 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...]
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Mar 16, 15
SolidWorks 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...]
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Mar 2, 15
SolidWorks 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...]
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Feb 27, 15
SOLIDWORKS EPDM Administration - Fishing Guides
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...]
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Feb 17, 15
Do 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...]
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Jan 9, 15
SOLIDWORKS EPDM - System Tray Icon "Blueberry" Visibility
In this article you'll see how to make the SOLIDWORKS EPDM System Tray Icon (the Blueberry) remain visible whether you are connected or not. It will also show you how to login and logout as needed to access the vault [more...]
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Nov 26, 14
Don't Forget to Update Your Task Scripts When Upgrading EPDM
In recent releases of SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, there have been some nice improvements in the Task add-in functionality. Most EPDM administrators remember to update the add-in itself, but not the scripts that are used in the tasks for the add-in [more...]
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Nov 14, 14
How 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...]
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Nov 10, 14
SolidWorks 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...]
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Oct 22, 14
Parallel Approval Data Mapping Is Finally Here In EPDM 2015!
In SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM 2013, parallel workflow transitions were introduced. This was the start to make setting up and administering parallel workflow processes easier. This was a great method as long as you didn't need to map variables for each [more...]
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Oct 20, 14
SOLIDWORKS 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...]
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Oct 8, 14
Moving 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...]
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Oct 6, 14
SolidWorks 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...]
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Sep 30, 14
How 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...]
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Sep 22, 14
SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2015 - Enable New License Manager
For the 2015 release of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, SolidWorks has changed the licensing model to take advantage of the solidnetwork tools (the same tools used by SolidWorks CAD tools). In order to get the new version working, you will need [more...]
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Sep 17, 14
How To Find folders With Large Folder Counts In SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM
In a previous blog, we provided a query to find folders that had a large file count (>1000 files). Folders of this size can lead to performance issues in SOLIDWORKS EPDM when browsing or referencing files in these folders. It [more...]
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Sep 14, 14
Creating SOLIDWORKS Drawing Templates with Enterprise PDM
The process of creating a SOLIDWORKS drawing template seems to be very lacking in the amount of training resources available. I would like to take some time to explain how the main components work together and show some best practices [more...]
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Sep 11, 14
SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New - Microsoft® Office Add-in for Enterprise PDM
It's finally coming out of Beta! The new ePDM add-in for Microsoft Office will be included with Enterprise PDM 2015. You will find the new functions in the ribbon under Enterprise PDM. This add-in will allow contributors and editors to [more...]
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Sep 11, 14
SolidWorks 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...]
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