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Highlights from Accelerate 2015 with Autodesk PLM 360


From Autodesk veeps to customer stories and open-air networking, Accelerate 2015 on Sept 1-2 inspired, catalyzed, and educated. Highlights included stunning images from Autodesk PLM 360 customer BAC, PLM analysts trying to avoid fraught buzzwords in the panel discussion, and a sneak peek at Autodesk cloud PDM and “evented web” integration for Autodesk PLM 360.
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SOLIDWORKS Add-ins and Macros affected by Windows Update

Logo_SolidWorks_LogoIf you have installed the Microsoft Windows Update KB3072630 released on July 15, 2015, you may find some issues with SOLIDWORKS 2015 macros and add-ins. Several groups within Razorleaf have found issues with SOLIDWORKS 2015 macros and add-ins as a result of installing this update. This affects add-ins from SOLIDWORKS Toolbox to SOLIDWORKS Simulation to DriveWorks and potentially SOLIDWORKS EPDM and ENOVIA SmarTeam. Full Article >


SmarTeam User Group Meeting

ENOVIA User Group bannerDassault Systèmes, and Razorleaf partner Adaptive Corporation, are hosting a SmarTeam User Group meeting in Mason, OH on June 2, 2015 at Dassault’s SIMULIA offices. Multiple SmarTeam customers are registered to attend, and representatives from Honeywell and Borg Warner are scheduled to speak. The agenda also includes presentations by Dassault on the company’s 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and on options for migration and coexistence between ENOVIA SmarTeam and the 3DX Platform. Jonathan Scott of Razorleaf will also be presenting on a technical topic, “Quick and Simple Reporting with SmarTeam.”

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Migrate the Few or Migrate the Masses: Import What You Need, How You Need to Autodesk PLM 360

wild-geese-589983_1280 SubsetAnother request we hear often is to migrate existing items to Autodesk PLM 360, bringing them in at whatever workflow state they are at—which more often than not is further down the line than the initial state. This is common when you want to migrate existing Change Orders, for example.
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DriveWorks 12 Calculation Tables: It’s Like Excel, Only Better

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Cloning Items: Getting the Right STATE of Mind

yoga-clip-art-1729876Well, we may not be able to help you get to any particular meditation state, but today we’ll delve into getting to certain workflow states. Do you ever find yourself in this scenario in your Autodesk PLM 360 tenant? You might have an item at a particular state in a workflow (say, state 3 out of 9) and you need to clone the item and make a very small change. When the change is of a type that previous workflow states do not need visited, you want the new item to pop to the same workflow state as the original item.  Read Article >


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Razorleaf Helps AMF Bowling Score a Strike with SmarTeam

logo-qubica-amf2 Generations of children have stood in wonder on their first trip to a bowling alley, mesmerized by the smooth motion of the automatic pinsetters and the sight of brightly colored balls spinning up the ball return. The technology that makes a bowling alley operate isn’t magic – it just seems that way.

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Behind the scenes AMF Bowling, a division of QubicaAMF , engineers a complex and carefully timed dance of moving parts to be both rugged and precise. AMF designs and fabricates most of the parts it uses and assembles everything from the ball returns to the laminates for the flooring. The pinspotter, for example, includes more than 3,800 different parts, all of which must be engineered to work smoothly without clashing.

Managing such complexity isn’t easy, as Brian Williamson, CAD-PDM Administrator and design engineer with QubicaAMF Worldwide, will be the first to admit. “When I got here four years ago, I think I spent more time trying to locate the designs for the parts in our machines than I did designing new ones,” he says. “CAD files were scattered all over the network and on local drives with very little chance of being found again so they could be reused.”
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