The Cost of a Big EPDM Data Card

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I’ve seen little SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM data cards, and I’ve seen huge data cards. Tab controls within tab controls, more than 100 buttons, boxes and lists…amazing! How do you decide what you should put on a data card? It is fun watching new EPDM administrators when they first see the value of data cards -like a kid on Christmas morning. They want to create a variable for everything! There are some basic performance issues you’ll run into if you have […]

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The Cost of a Big EPDM Data Card

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I’ve seen little SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM data cards, and I’ve seen huge data cards. Tab controls within tab controls, more than 100 buttons, boxes and lists…amazing! How do you decide what you should put on a data card? It is fun watching new EPDM administrators when they first see the value of data cards -like a kid on Christmas morning. They want to create a variable for everything! There are some basic performance issues you’ll run into if you have […]

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Update your EPDM Data Cards with ODBC

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New, in in the advanced features section of PigeonHole 1.6, you have the ability to connect your SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM data cards to your ODBC compatible databases. Now you have three choices to connect to databases: Connect to a SQL server given: Server, Database, User name and Password (The user name and password are not required if the user has a trusted connection to the database) Connect to an ODBC database through an ODBC DSN (data source name) With this choice; […]

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