I was helping a SOLIDWORKS PDM customer the other day who works with really large assemblies. When I say large, I mean not only are their assemblies several hundred megabytes in size, but they also contain thousands of parts and sub-assemblies. While it wasn’t their main issue, they mentioned selecting files within the check-in/check-out dialogs was a real […]
With the retirement of Workgroup PDM (WPDM) on the horizon, many sites have already made the transition from WPDM to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional or PDM Standard. After the dust has cleared, and the users sit down to work what should one expect? How might the experiences differ? In a previous technical tip I covered some differences between […]
As an engineer who has used CAD for over 15 years, I have had the opportunity to see and use a variety of different file management tools. I am sure that they all have pros and cons regarding installs, upgrades and general IT related worries, but as a user, here are the top 5 things I […]
With the retirement of Workgroup PDM (WPDM) on the horizon, many sites have already made the transition from WPDM to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional or PDM Standard. After the dust has cleared, and the users sit down to work what should one expect? How might the experiences differ? Note: Due to PDM being renamed in the […]
Entropy is the natural state of things. Machines break down, order becomes disorder, and systems become more confusing and harder to use the longer they are in operation. The same happens in the workplace; systems set up to keep tools clean and orderly go to pot if effort isn’t applied to keep them humming. What […]
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 […]
Simplifying Permissions By Applying Group Permission To Different Slices Of Your PDM Vault The basics of Enterprise PDM Folder Permissions are easy to learn. “I’ll create a group so I don’t have to modify every user… gotta have Read file contents… Show working versions of files-check! Add permission, Check out permission, great! OK, onto State […]
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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 […]