SolidWorks Enterprise PDM with mouse gesture and keyboard shortcuts

Every function available in the in-context menu offered by the SolidWorks Enterprise add-in can be assigned to a mouse gesture starting in SolidWorks 2010 or SolidWorks keyboard shortcuts. To reassign a mouse gesture command in SolidWorks: Create a new document Load the SolidWorks Enterprise PDM add-in Click Tools > Customize… and select the Mouse Gestures tab. Set Category to Enterprise PDM Click the Command column header to sort the commands Choose one of the mouse gesture directions to reassign, and in the row for the new command By default, four directions are available. Select 8 gestures to assign commands for eight gesture directions Click OK to save To reassign a […]

Linking Your SolidWorks PDM Enterprise Data Card Values to Microsoft Word and Excel Documents

One of the most common practices, yet least documented, capabilities of SolidWorks PDM Enterprise is the ability to link a wide variety of documents to variable values defined in your company’s customized data cards. Considering the lack of information on how to thoroughly do so with Microsoft Office documents such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel, I have decided post this step-by-step process of automatically linking your properties inside of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel to the data cards that control them. Microsoft Excel Document: Here is a simple layout of how the linking process works with an Excel document. The process is almost identical when linking an EPDM variable […]

Linking Your SolidWorks PDM Enterprise Data Card Values to Microsoft Word and Excel Documents

One of the most common practices, yet least documented, capabilities of SolidWorks PDM Enterprise is the ability to link a wide variety of documents to variable values defined in your company’s customized data cards. Considering the lack of information on how to thoroughly do so with Microsoft Office documents such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel, I have decided post this step-by-step process of automatically linking your properties inside of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel to the data cards that control them. Microsoft Excel Document: Here is a simple layout of how the linking process works with an Excel document. The process is almost identical when linking an EPDM variable […]

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 INFLOW and CATI share this capability. You will be asked to login. If you do not have a log in, you can easily request one, and you will be provided […]

SolidWorks World 2012

Once again InFlow Technology will be represented at SolidWorks World. This year Jeff Barker and I will be giving EPDM presentations. Jeff will be presenting on Templates and I will be presenting EPDM SolidWorks Integration best practices. See you in San Diego!

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.

Renaming Pro/ENGINEER Files loaded from Intralink into SolidWorks Enterprise PDM

When loading files from Intralink into SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, you may have issues renaming the files. This can be due to a setting left over from Intralink. Be sure to edit your config.pro file to add the line "let_proe_rename_pdm_objects yes". SolidWorks Enterprise PDM is fully capable of renaming Pro/ENGINEER files, and updating the references to those files in any parent documents. Find more information on loading Intralink files into SolidWorks Enterpise PDM at www.inflow-tech.com

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Near Shoring

I just saw a great article that is very encouraging for our market. It is in today's Crain's Chicago Business, and it discusses a trend called "Near Shoring." http://www.chicagobusiness.com/section/multimedia?project=Chicago%20Business%20Today&title=Home%20field%20advantage#axzz17X0w9xuL