Technology

  • ARC PDM Cloud vs. on-Premise PDM Learn How PDM Capabilities Can Translate into Real Business Benefits Small to medium-sized businesses often feel they cannot take advantages of the opportunities provided by product data management (PDM) systems because they often don’t have dedicated IT staff to help implement and maintain the systems. With today’s modern deployment models, however, those long-held assumptions have been ...
  • Guide to SNL Options File SNL Options File An Options File in one of its simplest forms allows those administering PDM a little more control and flexibility over how the network licenses are allocated. For example, it can be used to force a PDM license to return back to the license pool when the SolidNetwork License Manager (SNL) sees there ...
  • BOM Management Automate Your Design Process : BOM’s Inaccuracies in a Bill Of Materials lead to problems. If the wrong parts or wrong quantities of parts are ordered, a company will not be able to build enough product, or any product at all. If a departments resources are already stretched thin this can mean cleaning up mistakes is a hassle ...
  • Automatic Drawing Views Automatic Drawing View Creation Using 2D design tools to create detailed drawings that capture all of the important features of your design is time-consuming. You need to add the appropriate associative dimensions, but you can’t change or scale views quickly without changing the geometry, and detailing all the components in an assembly and documenting them into ...
  • Why Design Automation Is Important SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software gives designers and engineers powerful tools to speed the development of design variants and automate repetitive design tasks, accelerating the design process, saving time and development costs, and increasing productivity. SAVING TIME The obvious reason why automation is important is to save time, to use an old cliche, time is money. So to reduce the ...
  • Myths About 3D CAD If you’ve read our post about what 2D CAD can’t do you may be thinking there’s plenty that 3D also can’t do. With that being said, there are a lot of misconceptions about 3D CAD, some of these “myths” can stop organisations adopting 3D Design Tools and ultimately hold you back from growing. Sure, when migrating from ...
  • 9 Things 2D CAD Can’t Do You could be quite comfortable with your 2D design tools and over the years developed skills with these tools, so why transition to 3D CAD tools and deal with learning whole new set of tools? You could be doing things better, faster and cheaper in the long run than you could ever do with your 2D ...
  • Working with Data Cards in PDM SOLIDWORKS PDM uses data cards to add information to files within the vault. When a file is saved in a PDM vault the user is requested to fill in the data card. The system will look for a relevant data card in the save location then in the parent folder and so on. This can be ...
  • Self-Storage Disaster Firefighters tackled a blaze at a Lancashire Storage Warehouse which broke out on Sunday 3rd February 2019. The storage unit was at a commercial premises in Chorley and was used to store commercial stock as well as a metal recycling facility. The cause of the fire is yet unknown. This fire follows another earlier in ...
  • Lithium-Ion UPS Systems For Datacentre Applications The UPS system or uninterruptible power supply that we know today evolved from the oil industry and its need for backup power protection for computer operations in the 1960s. Today’s UPS systems provide a similar solution, but the world of backup power has changed dramatically since that period driven by a host of factors and ...