If you never heard of xDesign, you are in for a treat. As you all know we made leaps and bounds in technology within the last 10 years, and it is still growing. More and more companies are faced with new challenges and are hungry for great products without the overhead and expensive IT cost typically associated with engineering. The cost of servers and their upkeep is enormous. Many companies no longer maintain an IT person on staff, those requirements are more and more being outsourced. This does save money, but it is a partial solution to the problem. Currently there are many companies and organizations looking for a solution that does not require IT overhead. If this is something you are looking for, you are at the right place.
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.
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.
Missed our DriveWorks Webinar? The full recording is now available!
This webinar that will showcase how DriveWorks automation can have an impact on your business. Together, we will follow a custom product manufacturer's full-cycle order process - from quote request through pre-production - to see how it resides within an automated, digital continuum. We'll show you how dynamic and responsive online configurator in Driveworks can showcase your products and guide customers through an otherwise complex design process. Joel Hanneman will take you behind the scenes of design automation to get a first-hand look at engineering and production outputs, in Driveworks. -No smoke and mirrors just some well thought-out automation built in a platform that offers the ultimate in robust flexibility. -No complex programming just the intuitive, code-free capturing of design intent. Digital Transformation is within reach for your business, come find out how.
Recently, employers are faced with a new variety of challenges. In 2020, employers are looking for ways to cut cost and maintain their employees. Covid-19 has even made it harder to do business, especially in the service industry.
A Major Time-Saver for Designers and Engineers
Cris Ivan, Technical Solutions Consultant, MFG
arren McCray, Technical Solutions Consultant, MFG
Live Collaborative Design Presentation – Leveraging your existing software to solve everyday challenges.
During this 3 part webinar series you will see a live demonstration of a fictitious company to understand, and see how they will leverage their existing tools to collaborate and develop a solution for a unique requirement. You will see the challenges they face, the tools they will use, and how they were able to collaborate utilizing their existing software programs. This webinar is designed to provide some insight, so that project managers, engineers, designers, and marketing professionals can see how they can leverage their current tools and work collaboratively with little to no additional cost.
Part 1: Virtual Kickoff Project Statement:
During this first webinar we will set the scene, explain the challenge, show how the project manager organizes and disseminates different tasks virtually. Then we will demonstrate the tools used to manage this project in real time.
Part 2: Validating and Prototyping thru Virtual Collaboration:
The second webinar will highlight tools we can use to ensure our parts are light weight, strong, and will not break while in use. We will also show you how to save money by leveraging additive manufacturing to your design process.
Part 3: Electrify Your Design and Create Amazing Presentations Virtually:
The third and final webinar will incorporate electrical design challenges and show how mechanical and electrical teams can collaborate in real time virtually. We will also show how marketing can be enhanced thru virtual collaboration with technical content and breath taking illustrations.