Razorleaf Announces Office2PDM Acquisition

Razorleaf is proud to announce the acquisition of Office2PDM and EPDM Dashboard from Extensible CAD.  Office2PDM offers a seamless integration between Microsoft Office products and SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM).  EPDM Dashboard provides real-time access to Enterprise PDM vaults, right from Microsoft Outlook, for monitoring the status of documents and workflows.  More details about these tools are available on Razorleaf’s utilities page for Office2PDM and a separate dedicated micrositeContinue Reading

Razorleaf Corp. Acquires Office2PDM from Extensible CAD

Leading PLM consulting services provider Razorleaf extends offerings to enhance existing products like Enterprise PDM from SolidWorks

STOW, OH. – August 1, 2011 – Razorleaf, a leading consulting service provider for engineering and manufacturing tools, today announced the acquisition of the Office2PDM and EPDM Dashboard products from Extensible CAD Technologies of Apex, NC. Office2PDM offers a seamless integration between Microsoft Office products and SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM).  EPDM Dashboard provides real-time access to Enterprise PDM vaults, right from Microsoft Outlook, for monitoring the status of documents and workflows.

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Selectively Replicating Files in EPDM

EPDM 2009 includes several new options for file replication between remote sites. In the 2008 release, the administrator can set up the replication based on the folder and sub-folders in the system. In 2009, in addition to selective folder replication, the administrator can now set up replication rules that are based on the workflow state and on the version or revision of the file. Continue Reading

Version Matching and EPDM

With the release of EPDM 2009 (formerly PDMWorks Enterprise), SolidWorks is requiring that users keep CAD and EPDM software at the same major release level, which means if you plan to use SolidWorks 2009 and you have PDMWE 2008, you must upgrade PDMWE to the EPDM 2009 version. Similarly, you cannot get the benefits of EPDM 2009 without upgrading to SolidWorks 2009. By requiring deployed versions of their CAD and PDM products to be synchronized, SolidWorks has eliminated the need to make both products backward compatible with each other and establish support and compatibility matrices. Continue Reading