Comparing SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional & PDM Standard

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When determining a product data management platform, many wonder what difference is between SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. Questions like, “Can Standard do everything I need it to do?,” or “What are the differences between the platforms so I can make the appropriate choice?” Well, below I have put together a chart that may make understanding these differences from a feature standpoint a whole lot easier. The chart is broken into groups to make it a little simpler […]

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Automatic Handling International Inc.

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Automatic Improving Engineer-to-Order Production with SOLIDWORKS Solutions Automatic Handling International, Inc. is a worldwide manufacturer of custom handling and packaging systems, serving leading companies in the pulp and paper, tissue and towel, nonwovens, fiberglass, agriculture, stone, and steel industries. With a mission of continuous internal and external improvement, Automatic Handling helps its customers improve efficiency while reducing costs by integrating the latest technology with proven machine designs. The company brings the same focus on efficiencies and cost reductions to its own machine development, manufacturing, and assembly operations. In 2002, […]

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Automatic Handling International Inc.

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Automatic Improving Engineer-to-Order Production with SOLIDWORKS Solutions Automatic Handling International, Inc. is a worldwide manufacturer of custom handling and packaging systems, serving leading companies in the pulp and paper, tissue and towel, nonwovens, fiberglass, agriculture, stone, and steel industries. With a mission of continuous internal and external improvement, Automatic Handling helps its customers improve efficiency while reducing costs by integrating the latest technology with proven machine designs. The company brings the same focus on efficiencies and cost reductions to its own machine development, manufacturing, and assembly operations. In 2002, […]

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Use Notepad++ to search API code

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When you first begin programming for applications, the Internet is your friend, it is usually the fastest way to figure out how to write a section of code. Over time your own personal code library is going to grow. You would rather use code from your own library – you trust it. The problem is that it is usually easier to find code examples on the Internet than your own hard drive! I recommend trying the “Find in Files” function in Notepad++. [Notepad++ […]

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What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM 2015 – Private State

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When working in SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM is it important to see what your team is working on at any given time. With SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM 2015 it is much easier to understand the current state of projects with the new “private state” option for files. Users can now see files in their local view that have been saved into someone elses local view, but not yet checked into the system. This will save time and money, by eliminating redundant file […]

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User Right Chart for EPDM Version Visibility

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The “Always work with latest version of files” and “Show working versions of files” user settings within SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM can get a bit confusing. Especially since different combinations of these two settings give different results. Here is a chart showing how different combinations behave:[ ] Show working versions of files[ ] Always work with latest version of filesUsers can see all versions of a file that have a revision value assigned. (Only revision files. Common setting for purchasing groups […]

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DriveWorks integration with SOLIDWORKS Enterprise EPDM

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Earlier this year, DriveWorks Ltd posted an article on a simple way to integrate EPDM with DriveWorks. This integration is something that our customers often inquire about…how do we manage the files that DriveWorks creates?  How do we maintain an accurate record of our "specials" or "one-offs" (plug in industry jargon between the quotation marks…you get the picture)? As you will see, the integration between the systems can be very simple: http://www.driveworkspro.com/index.php/partners/epdm-integration

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