SOLIDWORKS PDM

Tips and Techniques for SOLIDWORKS PDM Users and Administrators

SolidWorks Star Blog of the Month: Jeff Sweeney’s 3DVision.com

Blog Address: http://www.3dvision.com/wordpress/ Author: Jeff Sweeney Description of the Blog from the Author: Welcome to the 3DVision Technologies blog site. Our Application Engineers and Technical Support staff will provide ongoing commentary about the design engineering community and its’ related topics. Please feel free to participate and comment at will. We hope you enjoy it!

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Frustrated designers in 2010

Frustrated designers have spoken and have declared the most popular download of 2010. I have heard designers comment that the *@%*! is what they were thinking as their assemblies are taking too long to load. I have also heard that any article that has *@%*! in the title is likely an honest and straight forward view of what the word on the street is. Regardless of the speculation, the designers have spoken and the simple truth is that they are frustrated.

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SolidWorks Composer in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM

EPDM Search Results

In SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2011, we now have the ability to view SolidWorks Composer files directly inside the view tab in Windows Explorer and in the search dialogue.  I see this changing the landscape for how we communicate our designs to the rest of the company.  We have been able to preview 3D for a while…

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Update SolidWorks References in EPDM 2011

I came across this blog that Jeff Sweeney wrote and I couldn’t agree more.  I have been waiting for this feature for a long time and I am very excited that it is here.   I see this functionality being a key contributor to making the migration of files into Enterprise PDM even easier. Have…

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SRED Time Logging with SolidWorks Enterprise PDM

I have had many customers looking for better solutions for tracking engineering time. One of the largest contributors to this is the desire to get time stamped and accurate reporting on time logging for SRED tax claims. I have heard of more and more companies being rejected and missing out on the funding they have…

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Going Green with EPDM

Why is EPDM green you ask? Well, let me tell you! EPDM can remove the need to print preliminary drawings that need to be approved. When I worked as a mechanical designer without EPDM, I would print stacks and stacks of drawings (sometimes many times) before the entire design was approved. Since EPDM uses electronic…

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Using Enterprise PDM with SolidWorks can make life a lot easier!

Before working for Javelin I was a Mechanical Designer creating mobile equipment, and assembly machinery using SolidWorks 3D CAD software. I loved working with SolidWorks but did not have the luxury of being able to use SolidWorks Enterprise PDM software for file management. On more than one occasion I spent countless hours populating data over and over again, reattaching…

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Sign up for the SolidWorks 2011 Beta Program

The SolidWorks 2011 Beta Program will start in July giving current SolidWorks Subscription Service Customers the opportunity to try out the new release and the chance to win prizes. The 2011 beta program has changed a bit from previous years. There are more special competitions, more prizes to be awarded, and you’ll have a chance…

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PropertyLinksXpress is a FREE SOLIDWORKS Add-in to manage your Drawing Title Block

PropertyLinksXpress

About a year ago we released a FREE SOLIDWORKS Add-in product called PropertyLinksXpress to help our customers organize their custom property data and allow them to easily populate their drawing title blocks. We are now happy to announce that over 1,000 SOLIDWORKS users are now using the product.  Would you like a copy of PropertyLinksXpress? You can…

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