Guy Edkins

Guy Edkins

How To Deftly Handle Required Duplicate File Names In PDM

How To Deftly Handle Required Duplicate File Names In PDM

To Duplicate or Not To Duplicate, That Is The Question When configuring PDM Professional for use we are often asked by customers, “Can we have duplicate file names in the vault?” And in most cases the answer is yes you can have duplicate file names in the vault, but we recommend against allowing it. There are […]

How To Get Batch Numbers from Enterprise PDM by Email

How To Get Batch Numbers from Enterprise PDM by Email

I am often asked during demonstrations of Enterprise PDM about getting a series of batch numbers from EPDM for offline work or remote work. Looking at the problem from a users perspective I came up with a simple automated email system using Outlook, VBA and a little SQL. The result is a user at any […]

How to Make Uniform Part Descriptions in Enterprise PDM

What’s in a description? Creating consistent, explanatory descriptions for parts is important for myriad reasons. Users will assimilate the pattern and will use it in their searches, making them more efficient in finding parts they need. BoM’s are more easily understood since every description is uniform. Purchasing errors will be reduced because the descriptions can […]

How To Find Your Enterprise PDM Files Within the Archives Directory

How To Find Your Enterprise PDM Files Within the Archives Directory

So you want to find your EPDM files within the archives directory? Enterprise PDM allows users to mange any kind of file in its vaults (archives) and through the EPDM interface those files are easy to find and modify. But as an administrator of EPDM you may at some point need to find the location of […]

The Min & Max of Enterprise PDM: How to Force Users to Input into a Text Fields

The Min & Max of Enterprise PDM: How to Force Users to Input into a Text Fields

I was working with a customer the other day and they wanted to develop a reasonably sophisticated template card for capturing data from a user. In this instance they wanted the user to input the name of a sub-directory the template created. You may know you can make a variable mandatory when defining it, but […]

Getting Cleaned Up – Using the Enterprise PDM Cleaner Service

Getting Cleaned Up – Using the Enterprise PDM Cleaner Service

If you have been using or administering EPDM for some time you probably know that the Delete function puts files into the EPDM “recycle bin” and they can be recovered. You also probably know that the Destroy function removes the file in such a way it cannot be restored. Basically, Destroy makes the information non-retrievable. […]