V5R18 has now been released! Below is a nice little video that explains how SmarTeam can empower your organization. http://www.3ds.com/products-solutions/plm-solutions/enovia/v5r18/ https://www.inflow-tech.com
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Technical tips and best practices for the SOLIDWORKS PDM and ENOVIA User & Administration
As you may or may not know, PDMWorks Enterprise supports the viewing and revision control of DWG (AutoCAD) files as well as SolidWorks. When it comes to viewing DWG, you do have options. The Preview tab will automatically choose True View, VoloView, or eDrawings depending on which you have installed on the client machine. When installing PDMWorks Enterprise, it will automatically install eDrawings, but if you have True View or Voloview, it will use one of those viewers instead. PDMWorks Enterprise uses the following order when selecting the viewer: 1. Trueview2. Volo® View 3. eDrawings4. Saved bitmap in file If you have Trueview or Voloview installed and you want to […]
This is a release we at InFlow have been looking forward to for a while. SolidWorks Corporation today unveiled PDMWorks Enterprise 2008. SolidWorks has done a great job of listening to what is going on in the field and improving an already strong product. We will be talking about the specifics as time goes on, but to give you a taste of whats new … Improved support of SolidWorks Configurations This has gone from a weak spot for PDMWE to a true strength. The new version allows access to the structure of each configuration without launching SolidWorks. This information can also be used to create reports and BOMs. Better control […]
I have been answering this question a lot lately, so I thought I would take a moment and document it. In the past, PRE V5R17, you could change the foundation location on a client by modifying the xml in the Machine.config file. The file is located in the "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\CONFIG" directory. That location could change based on what version of .NET you had installed and working with SmarTeam. It has now been moved, to what I believe is a much better location. You can find the settings in the file: "SmarTeam.Std.LocalConfiguration.dll.config" in the "C:\Program Files\SMARTEAM\Bin" directory. This config file is also an XML file and you will need a text editor […]
I am a PLM sales person…and the title of this blog entry may imply that I am whining about my job. While I am not immune to the occasional emotional episode / mild tantrum, the title of this blog entry has a purpose. I assure you that this purpose has nothing to do with my emotional state. Companies that contact InFlow are generally not looking to buy a PLM solution. Rather, they are looking to solve complex issues in their organization. Often times, the connection between the issue and the definition of PLM is somewhat cloudy. Therefore, my goal in this series is to discuss some of these challenges that […]
PDMWorks Enterprise has different options when it comes to viewing files in the Vault. There is an embedded eDrawings viewer for SolidWorks and AutoCAD. There is also an embedded Stellent viewer which supports 400+ file formats, mainly Microsoft Office and Image files. The Stellent viewer was recently acquired by Oracle and the attached PDF shows some of the file formats supported by the viewer. Download stellent_support_viewer_files.pdf For those who want to store files that are not supported by eDrawings or Stellent, you do have other options. If you already use a viewer for your particular file type, you can simply integrate it by changing the viewer settings. See screen shot: […]
With SolidWorks VARs beginning to present PDMWorks Enterprise to their customers, many VAR’s are beginning the process of building an implementation team for the PDM/PLM application. However, so far the demand for implementations have been so great that some resellers need additional help. With this in mind, SolidWorks has put together a list of service providers to help resellers implement PDMWorks Enterprise. So far, SolidWorks has listed 7 service partners (4 headquartered in the US). InFlow Technology was named to this list earlier this year and has already worked with resellers around the country with great success. Check out the SolidWorks Service Partners at http://www.solidworks.com/pages/partners/categories/service-partners.
I knew the day would come… and it is happening soon! I just came across a note from SolidWorks discussing Visual Basic 6 and PDMWorks Enterprise… For stability reasons, the 2008 version of PDMWorks Enterprise will no longer support VB6. If you have developed addins using VB6 you will need to convert them to VB.Net before upgrading to the 2008 release. Also, make sure you use the "Multi-Threaded" option. Working in .Net will also ensure that your addins work under x64 bit environments. Inflow Technology has API services. Give us a call if you need help!