For those of you running an Oracle database as your repository for SmarTeam, check out this helpful utility. The SmarTeam Database Oracle General Report tool is a collection of plain text files containing batch commands and SQL statements that can generate a detailed HTML report of key Oracle statuses and settings. The tool is available from Dassault’s support site by searching for QA00000002533. Continue Reading
Multiple ENOVIA SmarTeam versions are currently experiencing problems as a result of a series of Microsoft Windows Updates published earlier this year. Specifically, the problems are related to several SmarTeam executables, including SmarTeam Editor, the SmarTeam Workflow Service, and other SmarTeam executables. The core problem is that Microsoft appears to have changed their implementation of some garbage collection code in all versions of the .NET Framework, and this code is fundamental to a number of applications like SmarTeam. Continue Reading
Given that UUID stands for Universal Unique Identifier, it may seem strange to talk about uniqueness in this context. But it comes up more often than users might like inside of CATIA V5. It isn’t simple to determine the UUID of a CATIA V5 file, nor is it easy to manipulate the value. With a little bit of information though, it isn’t too hard to avoid some basic CATIA V5 UUID problems. Continue Reading
Razorleaf will be speaking at COE 2010 Aerospace & Defense Workshop on October 12, 2010. Jonathan Scott from Razorleaf will deliver “Cleaning Up CATIA V5 Data for PDM or V6” in support of one of Razorleaf’s partners, Adaptive Corporation. This hands-on session is extremely timely given CATIA V5 users’ need to get their data under management in anticipation of CATIA V6. It will also be relevant for those with no V6 plans, but who struggle with getting their CATIA V5 data loaded into basic file management systems like ENOVIA SmarTeam. If you’re planning to attend COE Aero, please join us for this session, or stop by to speak with us while at the event.
For any who create or interact with Bills of Material, you know that there are often structures in the design that should be consolidated in the BOM – phantoms (sometimes also called “ghost” assemblies). There are also sometimes components, and even entire structures, that should not be represented at all in the BOM. To help accommodate these needs, ENOVIA SmarTeam’s BOM functionality provides flexibility when it comes to displaying and rolling up items in a BOM structure. In particular, the InBOM attribute and related functionality is worth diving into for addressing these needs. Continue Reading
Dassault Systemes delivered the first real release of V6 back in 2009 with V6R2010. Since that time, the PLM software provider has been releasing new iterations of V6 twice a year. The most recent release, V6R2011, shows increasing maturity in a number of areas such that parts of the product which were only “preliminary” in previous versions are now fully functional for production use. There are highlights to all brands in the V6 portfolio, but let’s focus on some of the changes in the brands most relevant to Razorleaf clients: CATIA, 3DVIA, and ENOVIA. Continue Reading
Razorleaf is planning the follow-up to its successful 2009 ENOVIA SmarTeam BOM event, to discuss BOM and configuration management challenges and how ENOVIA SmarTeam can be used in addressing those. Last year’s BOM Summit was jointly driven by Razorleaf, Dassault, and the customers in attendance, and focused on process and methodology rather than tools and technology. Continue Reading