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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...]
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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...]
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Aug 18, 2015
32-bit options for EPDM
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...]
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Aug 18, 2015
How To Use Copy Tree 2015: The Basics
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...]
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Aug 13, 2015
How to Manually Delete File Vault Views and Why You Would Need to.
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...]
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Aug 11, 2015
SOLIDWORKS/EPDM 2015 sp4 Missing Add-Ins, Crashing or "GdtAnalysisSupport.dll" Error
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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Jul 17, 2015
SOLIDWORKS ENTERPRISE PDM - Notification Questions
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...]
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Jul 14, 2015
Enterprise PDM 2015 Shortcut Creates Incomplete Folder Paths - SPR 877773
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...]
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Jul 8, 2015
SOLIDWORKS & EPDM Full Downloads
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...]
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Jun 30, 2015
ENOVIA V6 Portfolio - Variant Management
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...]
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May 21, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 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...]
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Mar 30, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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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