What you need to know when mapping data card variables for SOLIDWORKS Drawing files

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Over the last couple months, I have seen many of our partners having a challenge with a similar issue: how to correctly map variable values inside PDM so that the model-linked values in the title blocks of their SOLIDWORKS Drawings are mapped appropriately to their data cards. As a result, I have decided to put together an overview (not a comprehensive how-to.) For more information, you can refer to pg. 428 of the PDM Administration Guide or SOLIDWORKS Online Help […]

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Comparing SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional & PDM Standard

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When determining a product data management platform, many wonder what difference is between SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. Questions like, “Can Standard do everything I need it to do?,” or “What are the differences between the platforms so I can make the appropriate choice?” Well, below I have put together a chart that may make understanding these differences from a feature standpoint a whole lot easier. The chart is broken into groups to make it a little simpler […]

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What best in class PDM adopters are doing differently…

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It’s been a little over a year since SOLIDWORKS released PDM Standard as part of the SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium packages and announced the retirement of Workgroup PDM, with the final release coming in 2017 and support for the product ending on December 31st, 2018. Since then, the increase in adoption of PDM Standard or Professional from our partners has been at an incredible rate.  If the volume of PDM implementations (or Workgroup PDM migrations) the 3DVision Technologies service team […]

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Beyond Dollars and Cents

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This week, I decided I wanted to blog about something a little different than our typical posts. As the newest engineer on staff here at 3DVision Technologies, I’ve recognized very quickly that SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys develop and create some of the most innovative technology to meet the demands of our customers growing business. These tools provide a value towards achieving key business objectives when the vast majority of us use these tools for work. They boost our productivity.  They simplify our […]

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