What’s New in ENOVIA 2017X Platform

ENOVIA 2017X Platform – What’s New Apart from the standard platform components that were part of 2016x (3DSPACE, FED SEARCH, FTS, 3DPASSPORT, 3DDASHBOARD etc.), two new components have been introduced in 2017x. 3DComment Provides the ability for 3DEXPERIENCE platform members to interact with one another by liking content and adding comments to any item in the system. This is a mandatory module that needs to be installed. 3DNotification Helps 3DEXPERIENCE platform members get timely updates about activities going on. It basically controls the notification message services. This is a optional module. Azeem Saied InFlow Technology

Java Memory Usage for SOLIDWORKS Connector

On SOLIDWORKS V6 clients, the JAVA options are read from the IEF client config.xml file. You could experience performance issues and errors during check-in or major resource intensive operations like undo-check-out of a large assembly if these parameters are not set. Go to C:\Program Files\Dassault Systemes\IEFClientV6R2014X\IEFClientWorkspaceServices\ and open config.xml using notepad. Overwrite the <javaoptions> string with the following and add <slwjavaoptions>.. string below it. <javaoptions>-Xmx8192m -Xms4096m</javaoptions> <slwjavaoptions>-Xss512k -Xmx8192m -Xms4096m -XX:SurvivorRatio=2 -XX:NewSize=2048m -XX:MaxNewSize=4096m -XX:MaxPermSize=2048m -XX:+DisableExplicitGC -XX:+UseCompressedOops</slwjavaoptions> Note: Xmx is the maximum heap and Xms is the initial heap startup parameter. In the example above, Java will use 8GB max and 4GB initial. These values could vary depending on the RAM you have. […]

Automatic EBOM Sync Functionality

How to run EBOM Sync automatically on check-in of SOLIDWORKS objects? Running EBOM sync on every SOLIDWORKS object that is checked-in to ENOVIA can be a time consuming task. With the following steps, EBOM sync will be executed automatically as soon as the SOLIDWORKS object is checked-in. 1. On the ENOVIA server, start Matrix. 2. Login as creator. 3. Search: Type – "SWNewArch_R216.HF2" [Note: make sure the correct GCO is selected] 4. Right click – Properties – Attributes 5. Set the value of "IEF-EBOMSynchOnDesignCreation" to "TRUE"

Adding Additional Columns in Windows Explorer

For users of SOLIDWORKS Connector, a bug in the ENOVIA system (R2014X FP1530) prevents users from accessing ENOVIA if the default columns in explorer are modified. This option is normally accessed by right-clicking the columns section as seen in example screenshot below. The workaround is to delete the user LCO object. This bug has been fixed in FP1538.

ENOVIA V6 Portfolio – Variant Management

The ENOVIA portfolio is organized into six themes directly impacting how a customer can achieve higher operating margins. Within these six themes, we have 183 specific processes or modules catering to those themes. The focus of this blog is Variant Management which is part of the Global Product Development portfolio. Variation is one of the key components to success in this highly competitive business environment. Customers want to see choices when selecting a product. It could be a simple consumable like toothpaste or purchase of an expensive car. Variant Management module helps companies develop products with variability. With ENOVIA Variant Management, companies can define conceptual product definitions that can be […]

Enterprise PDM Upgrade to Version 2015

SOLIDWORKS has released 2015 version of their CAD and Enterprise PDM software systems and it is currently at service pack 2.1. With the release of new versions, we experience increased volume of EPDM support issues due to faulty upgrades. Please review the following steps to ensure the upgrade process will not cause any problems and downtime: Test Environment – Setup a test environment and run through a standard scenario. Create new files, workflows, revision bump etc. Even though resources and time will be needed to set up a test environment, the transition to the new version will be less painful. Remember, once you upgrade the systems, there is no going […]

How to use SSO Basic Authentication in Enovia 3DEXPERIENCE 2014X

With basic authentication, users will be prompted to enter their credentials on accessing the Enovia portal. A successful authentication will take the user directly to the Enovia web page. In enovia.ini, modify the value of MX_PAM_AUTHENTICATE_CLASS with "matrix.util.ServletAuthentication" Set the value of emxFramework.External.Authentication to "true" in emxsystem.properties file in C:\apache-tomee-plus-1.6.0.1\webapps\enovia\WEB-INF\classes folder. Add the following at the end of the web.xml in your C:\apache-tomee-plus-1.6.0.1\webapps\enovia\WEB-INF folder. <security-constraint> <web-resource-collection> <web-resource-name>SecurePages</web-resource-name> <description>Security constraint for resources in the secure directory</description> <url-pattern>*.jsp</url-pattern> <url-pattern>/servlet/*</url-pattern> <url-pattern>/workspace/*</url-pattern> <url-pattern>/services/*</url-pattern> <url-pattern>/SidlChunked/*</url-pattern> <url-pattern>/webservice/*</url-pattern> </web-resource-collection> <auth-constraint> <description>General Access</description> <role-name>*</role-name> </auth-constraint> <user-data-constraint> <description>SSL not required</description> <transport-guarantee>NONE</transport-guarantee> </user-data-constraint> </security-constraint> <login-config> <auth-method>BASIC</auth-method> </login-config> <security-role> <description>General Access</description> <role-name>*</role-name> </security-role> 4. Edit tomcat-users.xml located in C:\apache-tomee-plus-1.6.0.1\conf                 Add the […]

How to Install SolidWorks Client Connector for Enovia 3DEXPERIENCE 2014X

Two components are needed for SolidWorks integration to the Enovia 2014x environment namely, IEF (Integration Exchange Framework Client) and SW connector for client. These installs are located in:  V6R2014x.AM_3DEXP_NativeApps.AllOS.1-11\AM_3DEXP_NativeApps.AllOS\1\DEK-ConnectorforSolidWork\ConnectorforSolidWorks.  Install Steps: 1. Install Java JRE (I use JDK7.51) 2. Install Integration Exchange Framework client x64. Ensure the correct URL path is entered for server.  3. Install Connector for Solidworks client  x64. Enter the View path or accept default (defaults to C:\ENOVIA) 4. To test, browse to windows explorer, double click on the Enovia icon and login.