DraftSight Enterprise PDM Integration


If you haven’t heard of it yet, and you use AutoCAD from Autodesk, you should learn a bit about DraftSight. In particular, if you use Enterprise PDM to manage DWG or DXF files, it is definitely time to give DraftSight another look, because SolidWorks now offers an integration between DraftSight and EPDM. Continue Reading

Aras Innovator Activity Variables in Workflow

Aras Workflow IconWorkflow processes in Aras Innovator can have their own metadata (in addition to tasks, voting details, an electronic signature, and the metadata of routed content). This workflow-specific metadata is in the form of activity variables, which can be defined by the administrator on a per-process-type basis. Aras Innovator workflow activity variables can be used for dynamic user assignment (to workflows), for updating protected/read-only fields, and for many other needs. In this post, we’ll show how to use an activity variable to update a read-only (protected) field, and even share the source code needed to enable this.

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Combining PDF Files in DriveWorks

Adding PDFs Together IconDriveWorks can push SolidWorks, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel to create Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files from drawings, models, documents, and spreadsheets. This is great news, but when you want to share many PDF files with a customer or partner, it would be helpful to have all of this information in just one PDF file. With triggered actions, DriveWorks 11 can now watch for documents to be generated, and then perform operations once they all exist. Razorleaf added the final touch to this equation – a DriveWorks specification task to select multiple PDF files and combine them into a single PDF. Continue Reading

SmarTeam Data Model Designer Fails on Permissions

Icon for SmarTeam Data Model DesignerFrom 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). Continue Reading

DriveWorks 11: Pulling The Trigger(ed Action)

Icon for DriveWorks Triggered ActionsAsk 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.

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Windows 8 and LUM

windows-8-lum-article-imageWindows 8 and LUM: Not a match made in heaven. Getting IBM’s License Use Management (LUM) to successfully install on a Windows 8 machine takes a few tricks. Fortunately for you, here at Razorleaf we’ve laid out the exact steps you need to take to successfully accomplish this installation. What follows is a step-by-step of what you’ll need to do.

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Triggers in MQL for ENOVIA V6 and 3DXP

mql-triggers-image2v2-smallThe underpinnings of ENOVIA V6 and the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform (3DXP) can be quite complex at first glance, but once you have the lay of the land, it is evident that MQL is a foundational component worth understanding. There are many important things to know about MQL (Matrix Query Language), but one not-so-obvious element is the inclusion or exclusion of triggers. If you’re relatively new to ENOVIA V6, the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, or MQL, read on to understand the relevance of triggers to MQL and automation in 3DXP and ENOVIA V6.

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