From InFlow Technology: SOLIDWORKS PDM Card Input Formulas – Capabilities and Limitations

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This topic will be most useful to those with some experience working with SOLIDWORKS PDM administration. I intend to clarify questions about an aspect of Cards and PDM capability that often arises during new implementations and PDM configuration. Cards provide a large part of SOLIDWORKS PDM’s capability. They are often both familiar and confusing to those looking to build a vault that best fits with their internal operations. The are familiar in that they appear to be a form that […]

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InFlow Technology Recognized by Dassault Systèmes as Platinum Partner

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InFlow Technology, was honored at the annual Dassault Systèmes partner meeting – earning Platinum Partner status as well as taking home an award for the top 3DEXPERIENCE Platform provider in North America. At InFlow Technology, we provide product lifecycle management and product data management solutions, with a focus on ENOVIA, SOLIDWORKS PDM, CATIA, and SIMULIA products, services, training, and support. “It starts with providing the right solutions and our commitment to making sure our clients are successful,” said Justin Webster, Vice President, InFlow Technology. We want to build lasting partnerships with […]

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From InFlow Technology: Load Balancing in a 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Environment

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Load Balancing is a process where incoming requests from clients are distributed across multiple servers. A request is first sent to the load balancer which decides which machine in the server pool gets to process the transaction depending on its current load. The following are some of the features in a load balancer environment: Performance – With multiple application clones, response time to clients is significantly reduced. The performance boost may be as high as 80% compared to non-load balanced […]

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From InFlow Technology: Data Card Alias Lists in SOLIDWORKS PDM

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What is an Alias List, and how does it help me? Great questions! An Alias list is a list of values for use on a data card. An Alias list can be used in any of the following controls: Listbox  Droplist  Combobox  Combolist  An example way to use an Alias list is with a product line that includes a generic description as well as detailed codes belonging to the description. Such as a paint code. When viewed on the data […]

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InFlow Labs: SOLIDWORKS PDM Folder Permission Manager – Review

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Last year the InFlow team announced the development of the PDM Productivity Pack. This set of tools has been developed to enhance the capabilities of PDM Professional administrators, in any organization. The PDM Productivity Pack contains a set of utilities that have been developed by our team of PDM experts. The PDM Productivity Pack includes the following utilities; Advanced Notification, File Move Tool, BOM Export, Set Revision Add-in, Property Updater, and Folder Permission Manager. In this post, we will take […]

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From InFlow Technology: DRIVEWORKS 15 SP2 is Now Available!

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As of November 11th, 2017, DriveWorks 15 SP2 is now officially available from the DriveWorks website! This release comes with many new updates and enhancements such as; Child Specification filters! The ability to use the Exact Number function in your rules! DriveWorks Live performance enhancements! DriveWorks Live security enhancements! and many more! Read more about the release notes for DiveWorks 15 SP2, where to download this release, and how to install or upgrade over on the InFlow Technology Blog. Continue […]

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From InFlow Technology: The Future of PLM and Beyond – SOLIDWORKS World 2018 Recap

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At SOLIDWORKS World 2012 in San Diego, California, Vice Chairman and CEO of Dassault Systems, Bernard Charles, introduced the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to the SOLIDWORKS community. Bernard explained the concept as “beyond PLM” connecting companies, users, and processes. The idea was introduced as a simple compass that represented the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Over the next 6 years, the SOLIDWORKS community has been slowly introduced to details about the platform, further explaining the vision of the 3DEXPERIENCE. This year at SOLIDOWKRS World 2018 […]

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From Inflow Technology: That was Easy – Using Buttons on a Data Card

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Have you ever wished that you could just have an “easy button” for something? Well, using SOLIDWORKS PDM Data Card controls, you can create your own! The Button control allows you to place a button on a data card that can be configured to launch a web page, open a file, browse to a location, or even run a custom add-in. Here are a couple of examples of how you can use buttons to make tasks just a bit easier. Launch a […]

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From InFlow Technology: Automatic PDM Standard SQL Backups

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It has been over a year since the release of SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard. Nearly everyone agrees PDM Standard is a huge step forward from Workgroup -though we did become a bit spoiled because making backups in Workgroup is much more straightforward than PDM Standard backups. It frightens me how many locations I visit where PDM is not properly being backed up. Most people seem to do a pretty good job ensuring their files are being backed up (any good file […]

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FROM INFLOW TECHNOLOGY: Get Version Dialog vs. Get Latest Version Dialog in SOLIDWORKS PDM

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Get Version Dialog vs. Get Latest Version Dialog in SOLIDWORKS PDM Those of you who use SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional or Standard with the ability to get previous versions are likely already aware that there is functionality which allows you to get specific versions of files that you are interested in. This is available from a few different places within PDM, but most commonly accessed from the Actions menu within Windows Explorer. Under this menu there are two options. One is […]

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