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 […]
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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Checkout the 12 Days of CAPINC this month to learn from the the years best technical tips, tutorials and expert advice. Enjoy topics like SOLIDWORKS 2016, Simulation hacks, 3D printing best practices, and Electrical schematic customization.
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 […]