Product development is an intricate and collaborative process. Yet, aspects of one product can cross over to another and serve as a baseline for your CAD team. The right tools improve productivity and enhance the assets you already have available to you. Secure file management is essential for protecting your intellectual property while still allowing your team to collaborate and repurpose existing designs for added efficiency. We’ll explain the benefits of product data management systems, the basic features, and how you can get started on SOLIDWORKS PDM. We will also demonstrate how fast and easy the SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard […]
What is SOLIDWORKS Electrical? With its real-time, multi-user design, SOLIDWORKS Electrical enables complex schematic designs to be easily shared across multiple disciplines. The software translates single line schematics into detailed multi-line power and control and PLC schematics. Do Electrical Engineers use CAD? Electrical engineers design, develop, and test the manufacturing of electrical equipment. CAD enables these engineers to create electrical and electronic diagrams, control circuit diagrams, schematics, and documentation. Do Electrical Engineers use SOLIDWORKS? Electrical engineers need direct access to all electrical projects and data within the CAD environment to streamline the design process. SOLIDWORKS Electrical integrates […]
If you have never heard of SOLIDWORKS xDesign, you are in for a treat. More and more companies face new challenges and are hungry for great products without the overhead. Expensive IT cost is typically associated with engineering. The cost of servers and their upkeep is enormous. Many companies no longer maintain an IT person on staff; those positions are being outsourced by companies more and more. Therefore, outsourcing IT does save money, but it is a partial solution to the problem. Many companies and organizations are currently looking for a solution that does not require IT overhead. If this […]
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.