Users prefer using "lightweight" feature in solidworks while dealing with huge assemblies and parts for performance gains. When you save a lightweight part in smarteam, it saves the data and creates the profile card but will show up with ! in the smarteam tree. […]
InFlow Technology PLM Technical Blog
Technical tips and best practices for the SOLIDWORKS PDM and ENOVIA User & Administration
SolidWorks has just announced service pack 3 for PDMWorks Enterprise is now available. You can visit the SolidWorks customer portal to download it. Please give Inflow Technology a call if you would like assistance.
I have recently been asked, How can I tell who is logged into PDMWorks Enterprise? I want to be able to reboot my server and I want to make sure everyone is logged out. Answer: PDMWorks Enterprise does not use any fancy license management software, it keeps track of licenses and logged in users inside a SQL database. So, to get a license count, all you have to do is run a user search from Windows Explorer. When logged into PDMWorks Enterprise go to Tools > Users (if there is no Users pick available, your admin has to turn this on in the Search Card form) When the search dialog […]
How do you get better at what you do? To get to Carnegie Hall, you practice, but if you develop great products, what do you do? There are a lot of people, most of them (us) with something to sell who are quick to give advice, but which way do you go. You can work in from the edges or you can work out from the middle. At the edges, localized improvements can be made. A new computer, a training class, a new machine tool. You always need to be on the look out for opportunities to make spot changes. They are easy to implement and usually can be made […]
Here is a quick Connexus tip.. When using Connexus web, you can add the number to search for directly into the URL. Here is an example URL:http://sevans4/cnxdocrequest/Default.aspx?name=26700245* This will open the webpage and execute the search using the passed in value Please contact Inflow Technology if you need any further help.
By Kevin Schmitt – Inflow Technology With the increased functionality of the free SolidWorks Explorer download in SolidWorks 2007, it’s use is becoming much more prevalent. Even though it replaces the PDMWorks Workgroup stand alone client, not everyone will choose to use it for this purpose. The problem is that sometimes when SolidWorks Explorer is installed without the PDMWorks Workgroup add-in, it will show that the PDMWorks Workgroup add-in is active. The add-in check box will be checked, yet grayed out and unchangeable. Despite the fact the box is checked, none of the PDMWorks Workgroup functionality will be available within SolidWorks Explorer. This problem should only occur on machines that […]
You can download the service pack from SmarTeam’s support site here. Services from Inflow Technology can help you implement the service pack within your organizaion. Just give us a call at 800-875-3009 x 230. We would be happy to help you with this solution!
If you haven’t heard, the time to "Spring Ahead" is coming soon! This new change in daylight savings time may wreak havoc on many devices and software. The calls have begun to come in regarding how SmarTeam is going to handle this change. Enovia SmarTeam is hearing about it too. So much so, that they have issued us a statement to the event. Here is what SmarTeam has sent Inflow Technology regarding the time change: “This year time changes will move in a week earlier and leave a week later. This basically means that on most of the servers out there in the US, our customers will need to install […]