Mike DeKoning

Mike DeKoning
Mike DeKoning is a TPM Technical Solutions Consultant that specializes in Data Management. Mike brings 14 years of SOLIDWORKS PDM administration and implementation experience to the table with over two decades of mechanical design experience.

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Why You Should be Leveraging SOLIDWORKS Manage to Enhance Your Manufacturing Team's Data Management

[fa icon="calendar'] May 14, 2021 / by Mike DeKoning posted in SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Manage

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Keeping information up-to-date and managing data flow throughout the production chain is one of the biggest challenges for manufacturing businesses and teams of all sizes. Traditional data management practices are often narrowly focused, leading to extra data entry, errors, mismatching information, and a lack of complete visibility. SOLIDWORKS Manage provides increased visibility to all stakeholders, enables valuable insights when managing projects and processes, dashboards for analytics and resource management, process control with alerts and total visibility, and direct connection to engineering data. This blog will explain what SOLIDWORKS Manage is and why so many manufacturing professionals choose to utilize it to navigate these hurdles effortlessly.

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SOLIDWORKS PDM - What is Cold Storage?

[fa icon="calendar'] January 13, 2021 / by Mike DeKoning posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Cold Storage is a feature in SOLIDWORKS PDM that will automatically move or delete old versions of files. It can be used to reduce the amount of disk space required on an archive server. It’s similar to tape backups that would be used to take data offline to minimize storage requirements in the early days of computing. While adding disk storage is relatively inexpensive these days, managing your file archive is something an administrator should consider. In this post we will discuss some considerations, how to configure cold storage, and how it is used.

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Workflows: Tips & Traps

[fa icon="calendar'] November 17, 2020 / by Mike DeKoning posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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In over 13 years of working with SOLIDWORKS PDM I have created or modified dozens of workflows. Having spent so much time doing this I have found several tips that can save you time and enhance your workflows. I have also discovered a few traps to avoid. My goal with this article is to help you as a PDM Administrator configure workflows more efficiently.

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Don’t Go Out on a Limb! Use SOLIDWORKS PDM Branch and Merge

[fa icon="calendar'] September 28, 2020 / by Mike DeKoning posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS

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Working from Home? TPM Can Help You Use SOLIDWORKS PDM Remotely!

[fa icon="calendar'] March 26, 2020 / by Mike DeKoning posted in PDM, SOLIDWORKS, WORKFROMHOME, PDMPRO, VPN, OFFLINEMODE

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Quickly Create BOMs for 2D Drawings in SOLIDWORKS Manage

[fa icon="calendar'] January 29, 2020 / by Mike DeKoning posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Introducing the New SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020: Performance, Speed, Control

[fa icon="calendar'] December 05, 2019 / by Mike DeKoning posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 What's New

[fa icon="calendar'] July 24, 2019 / by Mike DeKoning posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Get the lowdown on some of the top enhancements in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019.

Here are some great new features that will help your team work smarter and faster including conditional notifications, mixed authentication and sheet metal flat pattern export.

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