ENOVIA SmarTeam V5R19 SP5 and SolidWorks 2009

SolidWorks 2009 Premium LogoIf you read our article on ENOVIA SmarTeam V5R19 SP4 for SolidWorks 2009 users, please note this important update to the topic.  SolidWorks 2009 users planning to work with ENOVIA SmarTeam need to be aware of specific compatibility issues related to these two versions.  Continue Reading

Look Under the Hood of PDM Systems

Let’s dig a little deeper in this final post on PDM engines (look here for the previous post). I think there are two reasons why it is helpful to have an engine-centric perspective on Product Data Management: to understand when you should/shouldn’t use PDM, and to fuel creative uses of PDM. Those may seem a little counter to each other, but let’s see how they’re related.
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Advanced Product Data Management Engines

From the last post on this topic, we’ve collected five basic “engines” at work in even the simplest Product Data Management (PDM) systems that manage CAD files:

  • File vaulting
  • CAD relationship interpretation
  • Multi-document file vaulting
  • Lifecycle
  • Security

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PLM and PDM for the Engineering-Centric Enterprise

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software can help businesses of any size proactively manage their mission-critical intellectual property and control their product definitions to help them avoid problems and lost design cycle time due to unmanageable design and change processes. This whitepaper takes a closer look at PLM and product data management (PDM) technology, explaining each of the applications used to define and manage the data associated with products, from concept through retirement.
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V5R19 SP4 SolidWorks Configurations

For companies using SolidWorks and ENOVIA SmarTeam together with plans to deploy V5R19 SP4, note that a significant issue exists related to the management of SolidWorks configurations in the PDM system. Specifically, if you operate in the mode where SmarTeam does not track configurations, you may be unable to perform lifecycle operations after upgrading to Service Pack 4. Continue Reading

Longview Advisors Adds Extended Session for CIC 09

Intel, Microsoft, Lenovo, Razorleaf to host in-depth workshop on mobility technology

Loveland, CO March 16, 2009 – Longview Advisors, organizers of the annual Collaboration & Interoperability Conference and Exhibition (CIC), today announced an additional event to its 2009 agenda, “The Latest in Mobility Technology.” Hosted by Intel, Microsoft, Lenovo and Razorleaf, the post-conference workshop will give CIC attendees an in-depth look at emerging mobile computing capabilities.
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PLM Participation Versus Integration

If your company uses CAD tools and if those CAD files are managed by PDM software, then you already know the benefits of PLM integration, meaning programmed interactions between PLM elements whereby the data management system understands and interprets authoring tools’ internal data structures. Without integration, it would be nearly or completely impossible to manage the complex file references generated in today’s CAD tools. But what if your company uses a software tool that does not support integration to your PDM software?
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