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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Smarter Droplists with SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM

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Today I was doing some consulting work for a SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM customer of another VAR. Look at this screen shot of the number of lists they were using for their data cards. Each of their customers have their own list of cities, countries, contacts…it’s very nice because their data cards are very accurate -great for searching! Lots of lists!…this is just what I was able to fit on the screen, they have at least twice this many. Takes effort […]

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