10: Files are copied to a local user cache on your hard drive.
Studies have shown that working locally on a fast hard drive vs opening files over the network increases performance and reduces system lockups.
9: Sharing files with local and overseas customers, suppliers, and branches is faster.
Web access to files and replicated vaults makes this possible.
8: The SolidWorks Toolbox data library can be stored inside the EPDM Vault.
This is faster than storing the Toolbox in a plain network drive, as the file would need to be downloaded over the network.
7: EPDM searches are indexed & managed by SQL Server.
Custom search cards can be developed specific to your needs.
6: Automatic part numbers can be assigned to documents in the Vault.
When you open a new SolidWorks part, a new part number is assigned and EPDM saves the part in the Vault immediately, so if a system crash occurs, the part is still reserved and safe in the Vault.
5: SolidWorks Templates can be saved in the Vault and automatically deployed to end users.
Company standards can be preset with no intervention from the end user.
4: ECOs (Engineering Change Orders) can be completely automated.
When you discover that something needs a design change after it’s been released, all you have to do is right click on the files and start an ECO, which then creates a new ECO document in the format of your choice.
3: Saved searches can be pulled up to show what you need to work on, and what is overdue.
Collaborate with other users in your vault with instant messages on the documents that you are working on together, even if you are an ocean apart.
2: File references are no longer lost! You can rename files & move them to different folders.
SQL Server manages the files once they are stored inside of EPDM.
1: EPDM lets SolidWorks design engineers work without worrying.
Every time a design is released or changes are made, EPDM ensures that all revisions of a design are backed up with the correct permissions. Simply check in and release your files and the automated workflow of your system takes care of the rest.
Which reason most intrigues you?