Back in 2013, SolidWorks released an add-in for Enterprise PDM which included most of the features of Razorleaf’s Office2PDM tool. This add-in is compatible with EPDM 2013 and EPDM 2014, so many Office2PDM users will no longer have significant need for a separate product to provide Office integration functions. As a result, Razorleaf has discontinued the Office2PDM product.
This week, Razorleaf is announcing the release of a new utility, PART for SharePoint. PART (Performance Assessment and Reporting Tool) for SharePoint is designed to help optimize SharePoint/SQL Server environments to maximize performance. PART for SharePoint is the cumulative effort of Razorleaf’s team of experienced, certified SharePoint Professionals and SQL Server DBAs.
At Razorleaf, we’re all about innovative process solutions, and one of our consultants, Dennis Lindinger, recently proved that point. Dennis built custom hardware AND software for Aras Innovator to highlight the power of special purpose Innovator clients. The real-world usage scenario at work here is for accessing shop floor work instructions and logging serialized assembly processes. Keep reading to learn more about what our resident Maker, Dennis, created and how you can leverage it. Full Article >
From time to time we encounter errors that leave even the most experienced of us puzzled. Such was the case with a problem we encountered with the ENOVIA SmarTeam Data Model Designer. If you’ve seen the message, “SmarTeam Internal Error” in the SmarTeam DMD, we have a possible resolution for you (this message can actually indicate many different problems, so we might or might not have the resolution to your specific problem).
Ask people in the DriveWorks community about what was introduced in DriveWorks 11 and Triggered Actions will come up frequently. What may not come up is what DriveWorks Triggered Actions really are, how Triggered Actions are used, and why they’re worth digging into. Well it is time to clear this up once and for all.
Most major PLM vendors have a 2D and 3D visualization strategy based on their own proprietary file format. However, Aras has introduced a standards-based visualization strategy based on PDF, making PLM content more open, accessible, and widely consumable. Aras’ approach has impacts beyond PLM users and could open up 3D usage to entirely new categories of enterprise users.
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.
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.”