Working Folders in EPDM

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Many new SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM administrators want to setup a working folder [sandbox] location for each of their users. I’m not a fan. Disadvantages to working folders: Concurrent engineering is difficult It is difficult for management and the rest of the design team to track the progress of the design If the designer is suddenly called out of the office for an extended period of time, it is cumbersome for other designers to take over   Users have an extra, […]

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Working Folders in EPDM

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Many new SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM administrators want to setup a working folder [sandbox] location for each of their users. I’m not a fan. Disadvantages to working folders: Concurrent engineering is difficult It is difficult for management and the rest of the design team to track the progress of the design If the designer is suddenly called out of the office for an extended period of time, it is cumbersome for other designers to take over Users have an extra, tedious […]

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Moving SOLIDWORKS Files

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We have always stressed that you need you use the SOLIDWORKS Explorer when you make changes to your SOLIDWORKS files so that SOLIDWORKS is able to track the changes.  This includes renaming, replacing, and now moving your files.  There is a new move function in the 2012 Explore that will move a solidworks file and update its references.  It appear that this is limited to one file at a time, but this is a step in the right direction.  Next […]

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