Bill of Materials

Making the Case for Resilient PLM [WHITE PAPER]

It was only a decade or so ago that sensors and embedded software were mere supporting characters in product development, mostly associated with highly engineered products like aircraft and automobiles. Today, these technologies take center stage in products of all types, raising the bar for…

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PLM – It’s All About the Product!

Aras PLM in use

CIMdata recently released an article titled, “PLM for All: Unleashing Product Data to the Enterprise.” It talks about the actual use and perception of PLM in industry and makes solid points about what is needed to realize the value potential of PLM. Here is a…

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Do you design with TSLOTS? Download a FREE TSLOTS SOLIDWORKS Add-in

TSLOT Model

Many SOLIDWORKS users work with TSLOTS for their machine, robot cages and or frame designs. TSLOTS are basically Aluminum Extrusions that come in various sizes and standards (Metric, Fractional, B-Series). You can represent them inside of SOLIDWORKS by creating profiles to use in a weldment environment OR…

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Extending SOLIDWORKS PDM into a Product Lifecycle Management solution

Aras PLM Change Management

Do you want to expand your existing SOLIDWORKS PDM system into a full SOLIDWORKS Product Lifecycle Management solution in order to connect your business systems and processes? Aras PLM from Javelin is the solution you are looking for. Aras PLM works directly with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional as a full-featured, business-ready…

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Use Equations to enhance your SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials

Columns in your SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials (BOM) can be used for more than reporting model values, quantity counts and custom properties. One of the options is to add a SOLIDWORKS BOM Equation column to calculate and show a result based upon custom properties or other columns…

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How to create a SOLIDWORKS BOM Template for Drawings and Assemblies

One of the theories that I try to get across to students in our SOLIDWORKS classes is that of repeatability and attempting to take steps to only perform a setup operation once, and save them for later reuse. SOLIDWORKS BOM templates offer us an opportunity to…

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What is Aras PLM and how does it solve Product Management Challenges?

Aras PLM in use

The evolution of the business environment is proceeding at a rapid pace. The complexity of today’s products continues to increase as software and internet connectivity become integral components in products from all industries. Globalization creates opportunities and disrupts existing markets in the form of extended…

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How to learn the fundamentals of using SOLIDWORKS software

SOLIDWORKS Essentials Training Class

If you need to learn the fundamentals of using SOLIDWORKS software then you should try our SOLIDWORKS Essentials Course. New CAD users, seasoned users of other CAD systems, and veteran SOLIDWORKS users will all benefit from Essentials training. Real life case studies are used to illustrate processes to teach…

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How to Copy & Paste SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties between documents

Greetings fellow SOLIDWORKS users! Perhaps you work for a company that makes use of SOLIDWORKS custom properties. Of course you use them; they’re terrific for populating your BOM automatically and can be used for a whole host of other purposes. However, the custom properties that…

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