Disable Auto-Name and use File Names in ENOVIA V62013x SolidWorks (SLW)

Dassault Systemes has released a fix pack for ENOVIA V6 2013x SLW that allows users to disable the auto-naming feature and use file names instead. Previously, when a SolidWorks file got created and saved into the V6 system, the name was auto-generated, for example, A-0000001. Standard Fix Pack FP.CFA.1404 has added a new key called "MCADInteg-NamingStrategy" which has two choices "Always from File" or "Always Number". This key will now be found in the attributes for SolidWorks-GlobalConfig type. Data Card […]

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ENOVIA V6 Portfolio – What is Engineering Central?

The ENOVIA V6 2013x portfolio contains 100+ dedicated OOTB applications for every industry ranging from Apparels to Aerospace. Every one of these applications will belong to one or more of four domains namely: 1. Unified Live Collaboration 2. IP Lifecycle Management 3. Global Sourcing 4. Governance These four domains have sub-domains of their own but in basic terms each domain manages the following areas: Unified Live Collaboration includes tools that provide Setup/Management of Database schema, Indexing and Search. It also […]

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SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Upgrade to Version 2014

It is the time of year when new versions of SolidWorks products get released. All of us want to upgrade to the latest versions to take advantage of the new features and performance benefits. The following steps will help ensure an upgrade that will not cause productivity 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 required to set up a test environment, the transition […]

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How to determine which client type is installed on a EPDM machine?

EPDM client install types are stored in the registry called PTID located in:   [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\] The corresponding values of this key to determine the client type are: CAD Editor – {05AD35C4-8A9A-4114-B51F-32186222ABA1} Contributor – {E2BE88CF-6E17-43e2-A837-C1051F3E4EDB} Viewer – {CC72DD26-1A34-4209-B50B-21C7DD5E29F6}

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Enterprise PDM Upgrade to 2013

It is the time of year when new version of Solidworks products get released. All of us want to upgrade to the latest version to take advantage of the new features and performance benefits. With the release ofSolidWorks 2013 and Enterprise PDM 2013, we have seen increased volume of support issues related to the 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 […]

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Smarteam class icon does not refresh on “save as” to new class

With V5R21 SP3 and Solidworks 2012 SP2 – Smarteam icon does not refresh in DMT if part class is saved into a different class. 1. In Solidworks, create and save a new part. 2. Save this part into Smarteam as Solidworks part class. 3. "Save as" into Smarteam as Solidworks standard part class.4. The icon still points to the Solidworks part class.5. Right-click in the DMT and Refresh.6. The icon changes to Solidworks standard part class.

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THE PERFECT SUPPORT CALL:

What information should be provided when submitting a support call to InFlow Technology, and what are the best practices for describing a question when reporting an issue. Let's first tackle the obvious question: How do you contact the InFlow Support Team? Call (888) 285-2284 or E-mail your issues to: support@inflow-tech.com or log into the INFLOW / CATI support portal: www.inflow-tech.com If you choose to Login to the Support Portal, you will then be redirected to the CATI Support Portal where […]

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Solidworks EPDM Upgrade

It is the time of year when new versions of SolidWorks products get released. All of us want to upgrade to the latest versions to take advantage of the new features and performance benefits. With the release of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Version 2012, we have seen increased volume of support issues related to the upgrade. Please review the following to ensure the upgrade process does not cause delays, problems and lost man hours. 1. Test Environment – Setup a test […]

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Who has the PDME licenses checked out ?

When all PDME licenses are in use and the administrator wants a report of who has the licenses checked out : 1. Open the report generator in the Enterprise administration module (Tools, Report Generator) 2. Import the attached report (File, Import Query) 3. Run the report – it should list all the licenses in use.     Download ShowUsedPDMWELogins

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Smarteam R19-System configuration editor on Windows server 2008 64bit

With R19 – only Foundation (core services/vault setup) is supported on Windows 2008 (64 bit). As System Configuration Editor is part of Editor installation, It cannot be installed on 2008 (64bit)server and will not show up during installation process. As a workaround, Install admin editor client on a supported operating system. R20 supports 2008 (64 bit) and installing System config editor will not be an issue.

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