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How Branch & Merge Integration Takes SOLIDWORKS PDM to the Next Level

The Alignex Team on January 18, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Every year SOLIDWORKS adds new features to their product lines that aim to make your job easier. This year, SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 adds Branch & Merge and Table Integration, allowing you to manage your data better than ever before.

This video outlines what these new features mean for you, as well as how you can use them today to make your production processes faster and smarter. 

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Solve All Your Data Management Problems with SOLIDWORKS Manage

Kevin Breindel on December 14, 2017 at 11:30 AM

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As launch season begins to wind down, anyone who has seen what is new to SOLIDWORKS in 2018 has reason to be excited. A variety of new features and functionalities from gesture based sketching to virtual reality integration are helping companies perfect their designs like never before. 

One major addition that seems to be getting overlooked though is SOLIDWORKS Manage. Today we are going to break down everything included in SOLIDWORKS Manage and how its added functionalities will help you take your product data management to the next level. 

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Sneak Peek: Upgrade for Easier Item, Process and Project Management

The Alignex Team on March 2, 2017 at 8:10 AM

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If you already like the ease-of-use and file management capabilities of PDM Professional, you’ll want to keep an eye on SOLIDWORKS Manage. This new addition to the data management product line will give you a higher level of item management and the ability to manage resources, project timelines and complex business processes.

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An Important Technical Advisory on Updating SOLIDWORKS PDM

Josh Seda on January 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM

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The purpose of this technical advisory is to educate companies on the proper process for upgrading SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) in an environment which includes both CAD and PDM. Furthermore this will cover upgrading both Standard and Professional versions with a focus to the latest 2017 version.

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How to Manage SOLIDWORKS Simulation Results with SOLIDWORKS PDM

Eric Weber on November 24, 2015 at 8:23 AM

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One question that often comes up from users of SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional (formerly SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM) is how to handle the simulation results files? This can be a difficult question to answer not always knowing different company’s policies. However, we do have some recommendations for using the two applications together.

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Creating and Deploying an Admin Image: Part 2

Mike Strand on November 5, 2015 at 9:14 AM

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Whenever a user is installing multiple SOLIDWORKS installations, the administrative image can save time. During setup we can specify unique settings for a machine or group and select products for the install. Clients must have administrative privileges for proper deployment and installation.

This blog post is part 2 of 2 on how to create and deploy an admin image. It takes a step-by-step approach to manually deploying the admin image. We recommend reading our Creating and Deploying an Admin Image: Part 1 blog post first.

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Creating and Deploying an Admin Image: Part 1

Mike Strand on October 19, 2015 at 8:59 AM

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Whenever multiple installations of SOLIDWORKS need to happen, an admin image is a good idea. It can be a huge timesaver. It evens allows you to customize which software is installed, as well as specify certain settings per group or per machine. Read on for step-by-step instructions on creating an admin image before deployment.

Step 1:  Launch the Installation Manager by running Setup.exe. Find setup.exe by downloading the latest service pack from the Customer Portal.

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3 Examples of PDM Workflows That Save You Time

Mike Strand on October 2, 2015 at 4:27 PM

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One of the most beneficial and commonly used automated processes of SOLIDWORKS PDM workflows is the ability to send notifications to the right people throughout the different stages of product development.

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Lost and Found: Finding Your Parts

Mike Strand on August 18, 2015 at 10:52 AM

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Designers seem to accumulate an abundance of parts – a trend of the trade. When these are parts you can hold in your hand, the situation appears differently. Just like a digital design project, real projects have parts, tools and assemblies. During the course of a team tearing down an engine, for example, these parts and tools may end up scattered throughout the shop or garage without a trace of who, what when and where.

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Top Ways to Have Better Control Over Your Data

The Alignex Team on July 17, 2015 at 1:02 PM

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Find the files you're looking for, collaborate in real-time, stay compliant and reduce liability with Product Data Management (PDM) solutions.

1. Search Intuitively, Find it Now and Re-Use What You Have

How many hours per year does your company spend searching for files? You can get that time back.  A PDM solution can virtually eliminate unnecessary searching for resources your engineering team has already generated. It can index key files like Parts, Assemblies and Drawings, along with non-CAD based documents and provide instant accessibility to you and your team.

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