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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...]
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 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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Oct 22, 13
SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2014 Released
Recently SolidWorks released the latest version of Enterprise PDM, release 2014. One of the highlights is the new variable display options available from reference dialogs. From here, a user can add variable columns like part number, description, etc. so the [more...]
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Oct 14, 13
Ever wanted to know what variables you have mapped in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM)?
Here's a SQL script that will list all of the variables in your EPDM vault, their variable type, unique flag, mandatory flag, block, file extension, and what file attributes they are mapped to. This information can be very useful when [more...]
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Oct 11, 13
Enovia V6 Portfolio - What is Engineering Central?
The Enovia V6 2013x portfolio contains 100+ dedicated OOTB applications for every industry ranging from Apparels to Aerospace. Every one of these applications will belong to one or more of four domains namely: 1. Unified Live Collaboration 2. IP Lifecycle [more...]
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Oct 10, 13
SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Upgrade to Version 2014
It is the time of year when new versions of SolidWorks products get released. All of us want to upgrade to the latest versions to take advantage of the new features and performance benefits. The following steps will help ensure [more...]
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Oct 4, 13
SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM): Update a Data Card List through the Data Card
It's not uncommon to have lists inside of an EPDM data card that is continuously being updated and on most occasions the lists must be updated by either modifying as static text list or a list inside of the SQL [more...]
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Sep 27, 13
Script to kill all connections to a database
Whether you are restoring an EPDM Database or modified tables in an existing EPDM Database, you are required to stop connections to the database before continuing. Most of the time you can simply stop the SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Archive and [more...]
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Sep 17, 13
What happened to my SolidWorks EPDM preview tabs?
A simple fix for a frustrating issue: As you can see the tabs are clearly not displayed in the image below Simply right mouse in the "white" area and select "view" and ensure "Show preview tabs" is selected All is [more...]
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Sep 16, 13
Support for LUM licensing ends 12/31/13
The support of LUM licensing technology will end on December 31st, 2013. This technology is being replaced by DSLS (Dassault Systemes License Server), which is already available in all V5 releases since V5R21 onwards, and in all V6 releases. DSLS [more...]
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Aug 27, 13
How to determine which client type is installed on a EPDM machine?
EPDM client install types are stored in the registry called PTID located in: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\] The corresponding values of this key to determine the client type are: CAD Editor - {05AD35C4-8A9A-4114-B51F-32186222ABA1} Contributor - {E2BE88CF-6E17-43e2-A837-C1051F3E4EDB} Viewer - {CC72DD26-1A34-4209-B50B-21C7DD5E29F6 [more...]
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