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Jul 18, 14
How to: Generate a PDF during a Release Process using WorkFlow in ePDM
Generating PDFs for SolidWorks drawings is a common request by our customers. Here is a step-by-step process to add this to your workflow in Enterprise PDM. By following these steps, you can produce secure, flat files that can be shared [more...]
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Jul 14, 14
3DExperience 2014x Enhancements for SolidWorks Connector
The SolidWorks connector for Enovia 3DExperience 2014x has many enhancements and some of the important ones are as follows: Copy Structure From the Windows Explorer, you can use Copy Structure to copy an assembly and its entire structure (subassemblies, parts [more...]
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Jul 13, 14
Create an Enterprise PDM Report
Enterprise PDM comes with an extremely capable search tool, however there are instances where some advanced reporting is necessary. Typically this more in depth information can easily be acquired by an administrator creating an SQL query to access that information [more...]
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Jul 12, 14
SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM 2015 Beta 1 is available
Contact InFlow for best practices and requirements regarding Beta participation Support Number 888.285.2284 or email We are excited to announce that SOLIDWORKS 2015 Beta 1 is available for download now! All subscription customers are eligible to participate, no sign-up [more...]
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Jul 12, 14
SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Service Pack 4 is now available
EPDM Community, InFlow has a team of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM professionals that can provide consulting upgrade solutions packages ranging from a "start-to-finish upgrade" or just "best practices" to ensure a successful transition. For "do it yourself" upgrades that develop issues [more...]
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Jun 23, 14
Reporting Duplicate Filenames in EPDM
In SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, you have an option to allow or not allow duplicates in the vault. Some companies have a valid reason to allow duplicates or they have migrated duplicates into their vault from a network drive, hoping to [more...]
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Jun 5, 14
Linking Files in Enterprise PDM Using "Paste as Reference"
Enterprise PDM does a fantastic job maintaining part references for assembly files, but what about all of those other file types? Enterprise PDM is capable of storing a wide variety of documents, not just CAD data, and it is just [more...]
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May 2, 14
SolidWorks Hole Wizard and Toolbox cannot be used after Kaspersky anti-virus update
SOLIDWORKS Technical Support is currently investigating an issue affecting SOLIDWORKS users that are running Hole Wizard and Toolbox on machines with Kaspersky anti-virus software installed. Under these conditions, users may find that SOLIDWORKS will generate the following master database error [more...]
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Apr 28, 14
Indexing Services for 2014 EPDM Content Search No Longer Available on Windows Server 2012
If you are planning to upgrade your SolidWorks Enterprise PDM server operating system in the near future, you may want to reconsider if you use Content Searching in EPDM. Content Searching will search the text contents and properties of a [more...]
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Apr 12, 14
Dassault releases Enovia V6 2014x (3D Experience)
Dassault Systemes recently released Enovia V6 2014x with a brand new interface. Enovia V6 is now part of the new Dassault 3D Experience platform, which is a consolidated environment with many Dassault applications. The new platform now provides for a [more...]
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Apr 2, 14
Auto Login Does Not Work
SW Workgroup Add-In fails to retain user password for auto login when WG is set to be enabled at Start Up. This issue is a bug in the system. The workaround is to enable the WG add-in feature in SW [more...]
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Mar 27, 14
PDM Workgroup - Ownership Release For Multiple Files
If a workgroup user leaves the company and has hundreds of files under his/her ownership, the following process will help clear the ownership for all the files. The other option is to release ownership one file at a time but [more...]
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Mar 17, 14
AutoCAD EPDM Add-In Setup
Installing the AutoCAD Enterprise PDM Add-In To install or the Enterprise PDM Add-In for AutoCAD you will need to modify the local installation of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM. Open up the Windows "Programs and Features" Select "SolidWorks Enterprise PDM" and choose [more...]
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Mar 17, 14
SmarTeam Services Error Message on Client Machines
SmarTeam Server has been installed and configured. Services are running. Client has been installed. Config.dll is pointing to the correct server. License server is working. All configuration settings (scripts, icons etc.) have been set but when you start SmarTeam Editor [more...]
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Feb 28, 14
EPDM Tips and Tricks Add Custom Properties to Your Dialog Boxes
Ever wanted to get more glance-able information in your Check-In/Check-Out dialog boxes? How about your Contains Tab? Well, you can now add custom Column to these areas of your vault interface. Step 1. Right Click on the column header in [more...]
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Feb 24, 14
How to find folders with large file counts in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM
After a file migration into EPDM, it is sometimes common to have folders with very large file counts (greater than 1000 files). This can contribute to slow performance when browsing through and opening folders with a large file count. The [more...]
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Feb 7, 14
Disable Auto-Name and use File Names in Enovia V62013x SolidWorks (SLW)
Dassault Systemes has released a fix pack for Enovia V6 2013x SLW that allows users to disable the auto-naming feature and use file names instead. Previously, when a SolidWorks file got created and saved into the V6 system, the name [more...]
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Feb 4, 14
Design Automation with DriveWorks for SolidWorks - Rule Spotlight - The IF Statement
DriveWorks is the design automation tool for companies that engineer to order. Using DriveWorks we can create infinite variations of your product in a fraction of the time done manually. DriveWorks does this though it's easy to learn rules engine [more...]
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Feb 3, 14
Searching for SolidWorks Configurations by Name in EPDM
Have you ever wanted to search by configuration name using SolidWorks Enterprise PDM? If so, the search option is available to you on the "Complete Search" search card. To enable this function, open your complete search card and look at [more...]
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Dec 17, 13
A summary of the exciting new features! Automated Cache Management : New options for managing user and group caches are available. Clear the cache on logout and refresh on login (Get Latest Version on folder contents) provide often requested [more...]
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Dec 2, 13
Before upgrading to SolidWorks EPDM 2014
Please be aware that there is a problem with the EPDM 2014 SP0 addin for SolidWorks that will fail to load with SolidWorks 2014 SP1. Enterprise PDM 2014 officially supports SolidWorks 2014, 2013 and 2012. If you are running EPDM [more...]
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Nov 25, 13
WebEx and Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 Compatibility Issues
With the recent release of Microsoft Windows 8.1, the official release of Internet Explorer version 11 is available for Windows 7. While this new version provides more performance and HTML 5 compatibility, it currently is not supported by WebEx. This [more...]
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Nov 20, 13
SolidWorks Enterprise PDM API 2014 Help updated.
With the release of SolidWorks Enterprise 2014, the API help documentation was updated to be more consistent with the other SolidWorks API help systems. This means the help now contains syntax for VB.NET, C#, managed C++, and a Send Feedback [more...]
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Nov 18, 13
Random SolidWorks 2013 errors or hangs while using Enterprise PDM Vault
SolidWorks 2013 introduced a new process for opening files called SolidWorks file launcher (SWShellFileLauncher). This process is normally associated as the default application for opening SolidWorks file types. When a user double-clicked (or right-clicked) a file to open it into [more...]
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Nov 8, 13
If you are planning on upgrading your SolidWorks WorkGroup system to version 2013 or 2014, please review the following steps to ensure the upgrade process will not cause any problems and downtime. Client Upgrade - NOTE: SolidWorks 2013 will NOT [more...]
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Oct 23, 13
InFlow now supports Exalead OnePart
InFlow Technology recently added Exalead OnePart to our product support portfolio. This application, developed by Dassault Systemes, is a powerful search tool designed to connect all systems in your company. Here's how it works: Picture a user searching for a [more...]
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