How DriveWorks Solo Saves Businesses Time and Money

Maybe you’re like me and you can’t stand doing the same task over and over again. You’re the creative type and love focusing on new product development. And perhaps you are like one of our customers who has felt the pain of repetitive engineering tasks costing them and their team time and money. If that’s you, we have a solution that could change the game for you…DriveWorks Solo. In this blog post we’re going to be answering what DriveWorks Solo […]

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How To Download DriveWorks

What DriveWorks Files Should I Download? DriveWorks comes in different modules. You’ll find DriveWorksXpress in SOLIDWORKS. DriveWorks Solo is part of SOLIDWORKS, but it is standalone. And DriveWorks Professional has an entirely different set of modules. Now, you’re probably wondering, “Hey great, but where do I download it?” In this blog, let’s take a look at what to download and where you can download the DriveWorks software. First, let’s clarify what to expect with the different versions of DriveWorks. DriveWorks […]

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3D Compass – 3DEXPERIENCE

3DEXPERIENCE – 3D Compass How do you enter your house today? If I had to guess, I would say its through the front door! In this context, that is exactly what the 3D Compass is – a gateway to everything in 3DEXPERIENCE. It houses information relevant to each user as well as their available applications. Take a look at a snip of a freshly created 3DExperience dashboard: It’s empty and will remain so until we populate it with applications we […]

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Top 5 Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 is Here! SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Service Pack 5 has been released. You know what that means. Now we can focus on all of the great improvements we see with SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021! With so many changes happening with the latest release, there’s a lot to unpack. Today, let’s go through my top 5 enhancements for SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021. 1. Change Column Sets in Windows Explorer Let’s start off with a bang! It’s not new that we can […]

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Collaborative Business Innovator – 3DEXPERIENCE

Collaborative Business Innovator on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is a vast 3D ecosystem of roles and apps designed to make you more productive. However, there are a couple of foundational roles. Let’s start with the most basic role you can get – the Collaborative Business Innovator role. This foundational role allows anyone in the company to contribute on collective innovation. All of this is nice but, really, how does the Collaborative Business Innovator role help me be more […]

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12 Days of InFlow

It’s officially the holiday season and we’re pretty excited over at InFlow Technology! Holiday parties are happening, people are getting ready for end-of-the-year family trips, and everyone is in the holiday spirit. But just because we’re all ready to celebrate, doesn’t mean we can’t take some time to share some of our favorite tips, tricks, and features of the products we support. Over the next 12 days, the presales team will be posting a series of blogs. We will be […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Logging out of PDM from Windows Explorer – #SW2020

How familiar is this scenario? You are going about your workday, using SOLIDWORKS PDM to help you with your productivity. Suddenly, you get a frantic call from a co-worker: “I need to get into PDM ASAP, but there aren’t any available licenses! I need you to log out so I can get in!” Now, to do that, you have to first remember where that log off menu is located. Once you do, you have to move your mouse all the […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – User Comments – #SW2019

This 2019 release will feature enhanced granularity in mandatory comment control, now including mandatory state change options, and check-in/version comments. This means that you have the ability to now make commenting on state changes mandatory, creating the opportunity for more detailed document history. If you go into the PDM Administration tool, you’ll find the following new options: Must enter version comments Must enter state change comments As found in Administrative Permissions for a group shown below: As found in state […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Conditional Notifications in PDM Workflows (PDM Professional Only) – #SW2019

New functionality in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2019 is the introduction of Conditional Notifications in Workflows. Prior to the 2019 release of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, notifications would be sent to users (or groups of users) during a transition between states. While the you could make the recipients of the notification dynamic (selectable by the user performing the transition), there was not a way to define when to not send the notification at all. With 2019, in the Workflow editor, you can […]

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault Maintenance: How to split your archive onto multiple discs

Is your Vault Server (known as the Archive Server) nearly out of space? PDM has functionality to help you make space temporarily until the situation can be rectified or simply choose to span files across multiple drives. **WARNING** DO NOT relocate Files while users are in the vault. Doing so could risk file or data corruption. Preparation Ensure User activity is stopped. Logins may be blocked from the admin tool and License usage may be checked from the Licensing section […]

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