EPDM Tech Tips

EPDM TECH TIP: How To Use An Options File For EPDM in 2015

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With all the changes that have come about in the license structure for EPDM 2015, you now have all the capabilities with options files that you’ve had with SOLIDWORKS network seats for a while! This includes setting up timeouts on the licenses and reserving licenses for groups of people.Begin by opening up a blank text document in Notepad. You must set up a group to assign rules to by entering the syntax below: GROUP <group_name> <username1> <username2> <username3> (do not […]

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How to Upgrade to SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM 2015

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Enterprise PDM 2015 has brought with it some important changes that will affect your upgrade. No longer do you need to download a license from the customer portal, because everything is now activation-based like many other SOLIDWORKS products. Additionally, there are new requirements of your hardware/software. System Requirements It is always important to check the SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM System Requirements before doing an upgrade. This year, Windows Server 2008 and all 32-bit systems are no longer compatible with the software. Additionally, SQL […]

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Migration from Windows to Enterprise PDM Part 3: Legacy Revision Workflow

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Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 Many companies have several projects stored in their Windows file system prior to an Enterprise Product Data Manager (EPDM) implementation. While it is ideal to leave older projects within the old filing system, it is sometimes important to integrate them into the new PDM system for future use. This is the final entry of a three part blog series entitled Migration from Windows to Enterprise PDM. It is recommended that you implement […]

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Migration from Windows to Enterprise PDM Part 2: Fix Those References

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Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 Many companies have several projects stored in their Windows file system prior to an Enterprise Product Data Manager (EPDM) implementation. While it is ideal to leave older projects within the old filing system, it is sometimes important to integrate them into the new PDM system for future use. This is the second of a three part blog series entitled Migration from Windows to Enterprise PDM. It is recommended that you implement in a […]

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Migration from Windows to Enterprise PDM – Part 1: High Performance Migration

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Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 Many companies have several projects stored in their Windows file system prior to an Enterprise Product Data Manager (EPDM) implementation. While it is ideal to leave older projects within the old filing system, it is sometimes important to integrate them into the new PDM system for future use. This is the first of a three part blog series entitled Migration from Windows to Enterprise PDM. It is recommended that you implement in a test vault prior […]

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