In a previous article, we discussed the inner workings of PDM versions. In a nutshell, versions are the way PDM tracks the changes to individual files. Every time we make an official change to a file, a new version is created and added to the file’s history. The good news is that the system handles versions for us automatically. If you want to know more about versions and how they work, check out our last PDM 101 here. People often ask if file versions and file revisions are the same thing. In some other systems, the term is interchangeable. That means whenever a change is completed by the user the […]
An often overlooked area of SOLIDWORKS PDM is the File Type options found in the admin tool. These options allow you to control how duplicate files are handled in your vault. You can disallow all duplicates or only include certain file types. There are a couple other settings, but those are only required if you use items or if your drawing previews need troubleshooting. The main reason for opening file types is to configure duplicate file rules. Before we dive into what you can do with files types, let’s talk about what is under the File Types node. The list that you see in the image below will be different […]
It's been said if you give a person a fish you feed them for a day, teach them to fish and you feed them for a lifetime. In this article we'll show you a couple of good fishing holes for EPDM Administration. First, we start by downloading Enterprise PDM from SOLIDWORKS.com Customer Login: Once you've logged in look for the Download and Updates Link: Next, select the version of your choice to download: Once the download is complete, run it to start the extraction: When extracting, it makes sense to rename the Unzip folder to something a bit more specific: Example: EPDM_2015-SP2.0 […]
Ever wonder how to change the way you log in to ePDM? Well follow this QuickTip and learn how to log in as a different user for the times that you need a new identity or super user rights.
InFlow (with our parent company CATI) has begun to offer Enterprise PDM classes over the web. The classes are held using a virtual training lab. Using the virtual training lab, attendees will have their own machine, just as if they are sitting in our training room. They log into the machine and can view the instructor presentations and participate in exercises. The instructor can even toggle to attendee workstations to watch and advise during the exercises. The technology is really nice and we have received very good feedback regarding performance and ease of use. There are two training classes that we offer: SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Admin – Four (4) 1/2-day […]