The cost of checking in a file

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“Hey Engineering Data Specialist Man, when working in SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM how often should I check in a file?” Well little Johnny, how much can you afford? Let’s do a little math: Let’s say the burden rate in your company for engineering is $100/hour. (Burden rate isn’t how much you make, but how much it costs for your company to keep you from quitting your job and moving in with Celine Dion. Salary, sick time, vacation, insurance, electricity, computers, not […]

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Are you sure you are backed up?

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I just got off of the phone with a SW Enteprise PDM administrator. I was getting ready to change some database settings and decided to make a backup of their database first. (Better safe than sorry, especially with someone else’s data!) I while making the backup I noticed there were no other backups in existence. Turns out for the past two years this company has not made a single database backup!! The IT guys assumed the Engineering department was making […]

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