Compare EPDM and OnePart

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Over the past month, the most common question I have heard goes something like: “If I have SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, why would I need Exalead OnePart?” (or vice versa) They’re different tools man! They are meant to do totally different things! [Did I ever tell you about the time, at my first real job, when I asked my boss if I could have a word processor installed on my computer? I was laughed out of his office because I already had […]

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Manipulating the “Compare files in EPDM”

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A few days ago I demonstrated how to easily compare documents with SOLIDWORKS DrawCompare. Since that date, my Inbox has exploded! Thousands of you want to know if they can use this method with their files inside of SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM. Comparing two separate files within EPDM is easy. Just follow the steps from “Compare images and drawings“. Comparing two different versions of the same file is a bit harder because EPDM gives you either: or: Not much help. To use EPDM’s “advanced” […]

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Compare images and drawings

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Surprise, surprise. You customer changed their design –again. He just sent you a new set of drawings…aaaannnnd as typical, did not bother to send you a list of changes. Now you need to check each dimension, one at a time, looking for who knows what kind of changes you just got stuck dealing with. Actually, there is a good chance you can use SolidWorks’ DrawCompare to compare the files. It is true that DrawCompare only compares SOLIDWORKS drawings; there is […]

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Comparing versions of Word files within EPDM

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Okay EPDM, you tell me these files are different. How are they different? It is well documented how to compare two different documents or versions of SOLIDWORKS files within SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM. However the documentation to compare non-SOLIDWORKS files is a bit weaker. I am going to show you how to compare text or Microsoft Word documents using EPDM and Microsoft Word. It takes a bit of setup, but if you ever need compare documents or versions, you’ll love how […]

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