SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM) provides an easy way for designers to collaborate on product designs without worrying about version control or data loss. It stores CAD models and supporting documents–anything from emails to images–in an indexed central repository that tracks versions and automates workflows to eliminate wasteful repetition. EPDM is designed for organizations that have anywhere from one designer to hundreds, divide engineering work among multiple locations; and/or outsource engineering work
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Using Windows folders to manage intellectual property that’s the result of weeks, months, or years of hard work may be the biggest risk your company is facing right now. And changes to the SOLIDWORKS product line in 2016 have made professional-grade, integrated data management FREE for anyone using SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium. So please, for Pete’s […]
Categories are a great tool within SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM. They grant a user the ability to group and organize files and send them to a specific workflow based upon conditions applied to them. However, in some circumstances, they may pose some restrictions. For example, one of the limitations of this functionality is the fact that […]
Great Scott! It’s that time of year again and the launch of SOLIDWORKS 2016 is quickly approaching! Join CAPINC’s Doc and Smarty McSly while they kick off the launch of SOLIDWORKS 2016 at our Annual Free User Event in Boxborough, MA. The event will focus on What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 and is designed to give you a preview into the […]
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 […]
Many long time SOLIDWORKS users are aware of the SOLIDWORKS Rx diagnostic utility that you can run when SOLIDWORKS starts acting erratically (that’s the fancy term we use in tech support for when SOLIDWORKS keeps crashing for no apparent reason). But did you know Enterprise PDM has a similar utility called “Collect Support Information?” It collects a bunch […]
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 […]
“Start-ups don’t starve, they drown.” Eric Ries explained in his groundbreaking business book, The Lean Start-up. Start-ups and small businesses don’t have a lack of choices, he says, but instead too many directions to take the company, markets to pursue, initiatives to follow. Most small businesses don’t dry up; they drown under a deluge of things to do. And […]
When creating a new assembly in a Windows environment, to increase productivity engineers often copy already existing parts rather than recreating the parts from scratch. The copying of already existing parts into new assemblies results in exact copies of the same parts existing in multiple locations. One of the benefits of Enterprise PDM is the […]