12 Days of InFlow – Task Assignments

  With Santa and his design team fully adopting SOLIDWORKS Manage for their advanced product data management needs, we decided to showcase one last Manage feature. This feature makes life easier at the North Pole. In this post, we will look at how to creating and assigning tasks in SOLIDWORKS Manage. Tasks are a building block to the SOLIDWORKS Manage system. They can be created automatically when we create project templates or start a new process, but what if we […]

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12 Days of InFlow – Project Management

Now that we have Santa and his workshop functioning with the Elf Change Management process in SOLIDWORKS Manage, it’s time to tackle another one of Santa’s requests. This time, Santa wants help with Project Management in SOLIDWORKS Manage. The North Pole design department is looking at SOLIDWORKS Manage to standardize their New Toy Development projects. Every year, there are 1000’s of New Product Development projects going on, at any given time. It’s chaos without Project Management The Project Managers are […]

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12 Days of InFlow – Custom Dashboards

Santa can get pretty disgruntled when he has to deal with all the complaints and requests from Elves and parents. If you don’t believe me, just listen to Weird Al’s song, “The Night Santa Went Crazy”. He has to capture the requests, turn them into change orders, and then notify the workshop about every important design change. The simple task of tracking the incoming Elf Change Requests can become a nightmare, all year long. We don’t want a disgruntled Santa, […]

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Automatic Part Numbering – SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

In this post, we are going to look at automatic part numbering in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. The setup takes a few minutes, but the benefits are long-lasting. For this setup, we will be creating a sequential serial number to drive our SOLIDWORKS components (1XXXXX), a numbering system to auto number SOLIDWORKS assemblies (6XXXXX), and a list of numbers for tooling creation (T-XXXX using a pre-defined list). In this example, our engineers will utilize the numbering for SOLIDWORKS parts and assemblies. […]

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Productivity Pack – PDM Folder Permission Manager Review

Last year the InFlow team announced the development of the PDM Productivity Pack. This set of tools has been developed to enhance the capabilities of PDM Professional administrators, in any organization. The PDM Productivity Pack contains a set of utilities that have been developed by our team of PDM experts. The PDM Productivity Pack includes the following utilities; Advanced Notification, File Move Tool, BOM Export, Set Revision Add-in, Property Updater, and Folder Permission Manager. In this post, we will take […]

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