ENOVIA SmarTeam V5-6R2013 was recently released, and there are a few noteworthy points about the release. This is the thirteenth release of ENOVIA SmarTeam version 5 (the first release of V5 was V5R10 and V5R15 was skipped), and it includes very limited enhancements as well as a number of bug fixes. Full Article >
This week, Razorleaf is announcing the release of version 3 of CADFIT, a free utility for discovering problems within SolidWorks data sets. Three years ago, we delivered CADFIT to help customers assess the quality of their SolidWorks data prior to PDM migrations, but we quickly realized that lots of SolidWorks users have a need to understand the health of their data. Full Article >
Razorleaf recently introduced a new training course focused on reporting for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, and the first delivery was so popular that we’re doing it again. The 3-day course, titled “Enterprise PDM Reporting,” is being offered November 6-8, 2012 in Richmond, VA. The course is targeted toward EPDM administrators and advanced users and dives into the various reporting mechanisms and tools available for Enterprise PDM.
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The clock is ticking now that Dassault Systemes has announced that it will no longer support the IBM License Use Manager (LUM) technology for its product licensing needs after December 31, 2013. Current LUM clients are being asked to migrate to the currently available Dassault Systemes License Server (DSLS). Read Article >
BasicScript is a very useful tool for prototyping ENOVIA SmarTeam customizations and for writing short, focused scripts or macros. The BasicScript Editor is installed with every Windows client of SmarTeam and has a simple interface that even non-developers find accessible – it’s sort of like the VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) of the SmarTeam world. But even those that have worked with the tool for years find something new in it from time to time. Here’s exactly that kind of nugget: programming a simple status bar or progress meter in BasicScript. Read Article >
ENOVIA SmarTeam Editor constantly interacts with the underlying database server to send and retrieve data. It can be very useful to monitor the SQL statements the application uses to interact with the database, especially in a troubleshooting scenario. This article describes the step-by-step process for enabling the SQLMonitor capabilities of ENOVIA SmarTeam Editor. Read Article >
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.”
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