Auto Document Number enhances the already impressive numbering capability present in SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM by providing users a significantly more customizable interface. ADN allows you to set up to 4 categories of prefix/suffix information to attach with a general number incrementer. For example, your number could be Product Line-Product Type-Material-XXXX, Product Line-Product Type-XXXX-Material or any other combination you would like with up to 4 categories. ADN will even rename your file with the new serial if you choose. Best of all, each numbering scheme increments independently of the next so numbers don't get skipped. If you need more flexibility than Enterprise PDM can provide out of the box, this application is for you.
Our Card Plus application adds a great deal of functionality directly to your data cards in Enterprise PDM and can be accessed with a simple button on the data card. Card Plus give you 4 distinct functions otherwise unavailable in EPDM: Print or Export - You can print your data card information to an easily readable form or export that same information in .txt or .csv format. Send Messages - Send file specific messages to other users and include links to multiple files in Enterprise PDM. View Variable History - See a table showing how data card values have changed with each version/revision. Filtered File History - Trim the history of a file down to show only specific actions such as revision bumping or file renames or filter actions by specific users.
This application is great if you would like to allow users rollback functionality but limit how far they can rollback. Accessed through a right click or via a workflow transition, Rollback to Last Revision will remove all versions of a file up to the last time its revision was incremented. This is great for making trial changes to a released document and deleting them if they don't work or for allowing users rollback flexibility without the worry of going too far.
This tool provides the Enterprise PDM user with a file browsing interface to create file references. Instead of checking out a file, copying the target file, pasting as reference and then checking in the source file, the user only needs to right click on the source file and choose the appropriate references to attach. This saves lots of time and mouse clicks when creating your own references.
This application rapidly creates variables in Enterprise PDM Vault. The variables can be read from a list or follow a sequential pattern (e.g. Vendor1, Vendor2,…etc) and can be linked to custom properties.
An Enterprise PDM Add-in that collects SOLIDWORKS generated bills of materials (BOM’s) from multiple drawings in the vault and exports them to a text or Excel file. The drawings can be selected based on a folder or individually.
Merge DXF / DWG based on the material / thickness. Automate the creation of DXF / DWG files from your parts or drawings. Copy properties of the cut list item as part/drawing custom properties. Cut list item is automatically updated on save operations. Supports multi-body parts. Automatically insert various custom properties to weldment cut list item. Automatically generate unique number for cut list items. Automatically insert sheet with flattened view without sheet format, 1:1 scaled and all annotations including dimensions and bend lines hidden. Manage cut list item custom properties
ISSUE FACED in SOLIDWORKS: No such tool available in SOLIDWORKS / EPDM / WPDM. Defined by the user and managed manually. Folder and properties are defined manually. Time consuming. SOLUTION in CustomTools: Name and save files based on project / sub-project. Define specific file naming rules based on the project. Assign default property value for part, assembly or drawing. Quickly select a project from the property pane. BENEFITS: Documents are always saved to the right name and folder. Save and name files automatically without browsing for folder. Manage SOLIDWORKS file references and properties based on project. Load default custom property value based on the project or user.
ISSUE FACED in SOLIDWORKS: Very limited functionality available in the Pack & Go or Copy Tree. Parts from the design library are always copied. Limited file naming possibilities. Properties need to be updated manually. SOLUTION in CustomTools: Use your own file naming rules. Modify and propagate custom property values. Exclude files from the design library. Update drawings with new property values. BENEFITS: Easily reuse existing design data. Save time. Keep the folder structure under the main assembly. Rename your files based on your own naming convention.
ISSUE FACED in SOLIDWORKS: Not possible to link ERP items to SOLIDWORKS models. Requires a lot of manual data typing. Time consuming. The same data is entered several times. SOLUTION in CustomTools: Search and link item in your ERP with your SOLIDWORKS model. Export your BOM directly to your ERP. Automate the creation of new items in your ERP. Supports most ERP systems. Business logic can be fully defined per customer's needs without need to tailor the product. BENEFITS: Eliminate unnecessary typing. Integrate your design to the production. Eliminate data entry errors. Fully customizable for your special needs
ISSUE FACED in SOLIDWORKS: Limited functionality to generate Excel reports in SOLIDWORKS or EPDM. Extremely time consuming method Mistakes occur easily. For all those reasons, companies do not want to take them into use. SOLUTION in CustomTools: Easily produce customized Excel report. Insert SOLIDWORKS previews. Possibility to retrieve data from your ERP. Create drawing listings, BOM report, spare part list. BENEFITS: Generate an Excel report with just 2 mouse clicks. Can serve many different use cases. Eliminate data entry errors. Fully customizable for your special needs.
ISSUE FACED in SOLIDWORKS: File names must be manually typed. Document codes are shared manually. Unsafe and time consuming. Lack of file naming consistency between designers and files. SOLUTION in CusomTools: Use a custom property value to name your documents. Combine multiple custom properties together. Document codes are automatically shared between users. Numerous tools available. Key-Value pair (codes). Unlimited number of sequences. Sequences can freely be defined. Retrieve property value from the parent. Associate a project name/number to the file name. Generate a drawing per configuration. Save a property in UPPER CASE. Define preceding / trailing characters. Project or custom property specific sequence numbering. File name reflects changes in property value. Copy and rename existing drawings automatically. Supports virtual and internal components. Supports all SOLIDWORKS file operations such as Form New Assembly. BENEFITS: Automate the way that you are naming your files. Supports top-down and botto
ISSUE FACED in SOLIDWORKS: Done manually. Extremely time consuming. Files can easily be forgotten. Very limited functionalities. SOLUTION in CustomTools: Associate a sheet format with a printer, paper size & orientation. Supports multiple printers. Batch print assembly drawings in 5 clicks. BENEFITS: Drawings are always printed with right settings. Save considerable amount of time. All drawings related to the assembly are printed. Fully automate the printing of your SOLIDWORKS files.
ISSUE FACED in SOLIDWORKS: Limited functionalities in the Tab. Builder and EPDM data card. Lack of data consistency. Offers the very basics. Custom properties are an important part of your data management. SOLUTION in CustomTools: Search documents based on property value. Numerous tool available to customize your property pane. Search and link data with an external data source (e.g. ERP). Copy cut list item properties as drawing properties. BENEFITS: Easily customize your SOLIDWORKS drawing template. Add numerous functionalities to SOLIDWORKS and EPDM. Define your properties with consistency. Avoid unnecessary typing through automation.
The wave of the future is electronic drawings that include Product Material Information (PMI) for part specifications; use the same electronic document for your Quality Control as well. Join us for an in-depth explanation of SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) and SOLIDWORKS Inspection to uncover the uses for 3D PDF in both manufacturing and QC. Get the scoop on using MBD to streamline production, reduce errors, and help with compiling with industry standards. Learn how simple and intuitive SOLIDWORKS Inspection is - see how it reduces the time needed to create inspection documentation by up to 90%. Register today to see this webinar and learn all the useful tips from our Technical Communications expert, Scott Woods.