Where should I put my SOLIDWORKS file properties?

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I hope you are storing your meta data inside of your SOLIDWORKS files. Material, manufacturer, part number, treatments, description, etc. should be stored in the file properties rather than just typing the information inside of your titleblock. There are too many advantages and not a single disadvantage. If you disagree, call me. -All calls will remain anonymous….at least ’till I blog about it and make fun of you. A fair question is: “Where should the information be stored in the file […]

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EPDM maintain your Best Practices

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Several years ago I wrote a presentation “How to write a best practice document”. I have given this presentation to several user groups and even twice at SOLIDWORKS World. In the presentation, I discuss different mediums to use when writing and maintaining the document. Word processors, wikis and Docbook are the three main tools I recommend. A few days ago a customer asked if SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM would be a good tool to store his best practice document. Blew me away. […]

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