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-\webapps\enovia\WEB-INF\classes folder. Add the following at the end of the web.xml in your C:\apache-tomee-plus-\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-\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.  

3DEXPERIENCE Client License

The following steps will ensure your 3DEXPERIENCE client license is setup correctly: On the client PC, go to ProgramData\DassaultSystemes\ folder (unhide if invisible) Create a folder named Licenses Within this folder, create a text file named "DSLicSrv" Add the "server hostname:4085" to the text file.

What is the current version/hot-fix on my Enovia system?

To find the current version and/or hot-fixes installed on the Enovia V6/3DEXPERIENCE system: Login to the enovia web portal and in the address bar, replace "emxNavigator.jsp" with "emxHelpAboutFS.jsp"  http://hostname:port\enovia\commom\emxHelpAboutFS.jsp   The result would be similar to the following: Each product module is listed independently including the version and the hot-fix.

3DExperience 2014x Enhancements for SolidWorks Connector

The SolidWorks connector for Enovia 3DExperience 2014x has many enhancements and some of the important ones are as follows: Copy Structure From the Windows Explorer, you can use Copy Structure to copy an assembly and its entire structure (subassemblies, parts, and drawings) to a folder in a Connector for SolidWorks workspace. Link from a file in X-CAD Design Management to Connector for SolidWorks When you unlock a file in X-CAD Design Management, you can immediately: Open the file in SolidWorks. Get a copy of the file in Connector for SolidWorks. Check out the file in Connector for SolidWorks. Get Latest Released Revision You can get the latest released revision of […]

PDM Workgroup – Ownership Release For Multiple Files

If a workgroup user leaves the company and has hundreds of files under his/her ownership, the following process will help clear the ownership for all the files. The other option is to release ownership one file at a time but this could take a long time to complete. 1.  Make sure all current users have checked in and released ownership of their files.   2.  Once all files are checked in and released by active users, only those that are no longer active users should be shown as unreleased.  3.  Open the vault admin tool and make sure the vault is set to validate on restart. 4.  Stop the PDM Workgroup […]

SmarTeam Services Error Message on Client Machines

SmarTeam Server has been installed and configured. Services are running. Client has been installed. Config.dll is pointing to the correct server. License server is working.  All configuration settings (scripts, icons etc.) have been set but when you start SmarTeam Editor, a message pops up "Please check if SmarTeam Services are started". The reason for this error is that the SmarTeam.Std.Config.dll has been over written with the previous versions dll file. This situation happens mostly during an upgrade process. For example, the systems are upgraded from version V5R20 to V5-R62013 and because the number of clients to be upgraded are huge, IT creates a script to install SmarTeam automatically. This script […]