PLM decoded – What’s a BOM?

WARNING: Do not read this post out loud in an airport or on a plane! What’s a BOM? In the context of companies that design and manufacture products, BOM is short for Bill of Material. I like to think of a BOM as a shopping list of items needed to make a product. If your product is a bicycle, your BOM would include tires, spokes, frame, seat, handlebars, and all the other items needed to build a ready-to-ride bike. It […]

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Workgroup PDM – Frequently Asked Questions – I

The support team at Inflow Technology receives many calls a month on workgroup PDM related issues. Depending on an issue's repetitiveness, we are starting a series on the top FAQs and we will add new ones on a regular basis. We hope this post will benefit the users and administrators of these applications. Workgroup PDM - FAQ #1 Question : Vault admin tool is missing after upgrading Workgroup to new version. Solution : With the DVD inserted, modify the SolidWorks install in […]

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Enterprise PDM – Frequently Asked Questions – I

The support team at Inflow Technology receives 200+ calls a month on Enterprise PDM related issues. Depending on an issue's repetitiveness, we are starting a series on the top FAQs and we will add new ones on a regular basis. We hope this post will benefit the users and administrators of these applications. Enterprise PDM - FAQ #1 Question : Why are the EDPM folders blue instead of green ? Solution : The folders are blue because the user is not logged in to […]

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Using SolidWorks Simplified Configurations in SmarTeam

Simplified Configuration Extension (SCE) is a suffix added to a configuration that allows users to display and use multiple configurations while maintaining only ONE profile card. 1. In solidworks, Select smarteam menu and click on options. Type [*] in the simplified configuration extension field. 2. Start System configuration editor [Start/All programs/ Smarteam/ Administrative tools/System configuration editor] 3. Search for "simplified" in system configuration editor                       4. Click on legacy preferences.config setting 5. Select […]

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