As with many collaboration tools, notifications are helpful, but they are not a substitute for interactive dialog between team members. Promoting and facilitating interaction between Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Quality departments improves the entire team’s understanding of the design, manufacturing processes and quality requirements critical to success. Learn how HawkWare’s TEAMWorks Professional can help you take your collaboration efforts to new level of productivity. See how you can optimize your departmental communications around your valuable IP managed in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional.
See how the HawkWare team's latest version of Custom Notifications for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional will help reduce your notification fatigue. If your vault documents follow the same general workflow, but have a wide range of people who may need to approve or review them, then this add-in is your answer. Join Product Manager, Chris Cook, to get the inside scoop on HawkWare’s PDM Custom Notifications tool.
Are you using SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional on Windows 8, 8.1 or 10? Do you miss the option to copy the entire path of a document from the vault view using the SHIFT key? Check out this video. Maybe this is familiar to you.
The SOLIDWORK PDM Professional serial numbers are great tools for generating unique identifiers for your vault documents. The card defaults can even apply these automatically any time a new document is added to the vault. But sometimes we like to work with descriptive names while we brainstorm through various design ideas. Only when we have finalized the design path and determined which documents are destined for full development do we want to generate a number for them. Does this sound like your Design or Engineering process? Then this add-in may be your answer. Take a couple minutes and watch the video to see if it does what you need.
The SOLIDWORK PDM Professional workflows are powerful process tools, ensuring proper revision updates, security and access control, as well as automating the export of deliverables like PDFs. But sometimes you need a little more control over how the referenced components move through those workflows. We have often been asked how to ensure that a parent assembly is not approved or released if any of its child components are still being worked on, or haven’t been approved. There are also the Library components that often stay in a different workflow that need accounted for. If these questions are familiar to you we may have the answers you are looking for. Our Transition Blocker add-in allows you to set a standard message when these transition violations occur, as well as prevent it from happening. You can also set certain states to be ignored (like your Library) so they don’t prevent an otherwise legitimate approval.
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.