Store Project Constants in EPDM Folder Cards

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With nearly every design, you’ll have a few variables that nearly every decision hinges off of… working height, conveyor height, cycle time, etc. These values always seem to change, forcing a lot of updates through out your designs. There are several ways you can link your SOLIDWORKS models to these constants. The most common methods involve creating relationships between your parts and other files [“Layout sketches”, “Skeleton Sketches”, “Phantom Parts”] these parts get inserted into all of your assemblies. It works […]

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Store Project Constants in EPDM Folder Cards

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With nearly every design, you’ll have a few variables that nearly every decision hinges off of… working height, conveyor height, cycle time, etc. These values always seem to change, forcing a lot of updates through out your designs. There are several ways you can link your SOLIDWORKS models to these constants. The most common methods involve creating relationships between your parts and other files [“Layout sketches”, “Skeleton Sketches”, “Phantom Parts”] these parts get inserted into all of your assemblies. It works […]

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New AutoCAD P&ID Project in SOLIDWORKS EPDM

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Say you aren’t lucky enough to be using SOLIDWORKS’ P&ID offerings, you are using AutoCAD P&ID instead. You can work with AutoCAD P&ID 2015 projects in SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, they do seem to work rather well together. Except for one issue: In AutoCAD P&ID, when you try to create a new project, and navigate into your EPDM vault view to choose the new location, the “Open” button becomes disabled!   Everything else works okay, but without new projects, it is tough […]

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Sharing Projects in DriveWorks Solo

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“DriveWorks Solo“…the name nearly says it all. It is designed for one person, on one seat of SolidWorks. However it is possible to share your DriveWorks Solo projects. Create and edit your projects on a network share. As long as everyone has access to the share, they can open DriveWorks Solo, and navigate to the .driveprojx file just as if it is was on their local drive.   Only one person may edit the project at a time, and only one […]

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Sharing Projects in DriveWorks Solo

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“DriveWorks Solo“…the name nearly says it all. It is designed for one person, on one seat of SolidWorks. However it is possible to share your DriveWorks Solo projects. Create and edit your projects on a network share. As long as everyone has access to the share, they can open DriveWorks Solo, and navigate to the .driveprojx file just as if it is was on their local drive.   Only one person may edit the project at a time, and only one […]

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