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[solutions] - SolidWorks WGM on 10.2

SteveVinyard
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[solutions] - SolidWorks WGM on 10.2

Yeah works very well. I like the deeper integration into the Windchill Folder structure. It easily allows you to assemble items directly from the commonspace like Creo instead of requiring it to be in the workspace previously. Also there are a lot more preferences that allow you to handle some of odd practices that happen in solidworks (configurations do not have their own unique part number matching ERP part number) so that is very nice. The import preferences that allow you to set a Revison, Name and Number based on a different attribute (only upon import) are lifesavers.

Overall it works very well as long as you install the WGM correctly and register Solidworks correctly (with elevated permissions) upon launching it the first. The hard part, like any CAD Data Management implementation, is cleaning your old data and importing it in. This is very much a data migration process. You can do it manually well enough but getting the right properties (parameters) set and populated on your models and configurations to get very nice and clean data can be a chore. We typically provide manual mentoring for import or some automated methods that do all the work for you base on various data sources (info from ERP etc).


Regards,
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Stephen Vinyard
Director of Customer Success
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Here is summary of feedback about SolidWorks workgroup manager improvements in 10.2.


Stephen Vinyard with Tristar:

Yeah works very well. I like the deeper integration into the Windchill Folder structure. It easily allows you to assemble items directly from the commonspace like Creo instead of requiring it to be in the workspace previously. Also there are a lot more preferences that allow you to handle some of odd practices that happen in solidworks (configurations do not have their own unique part number matching ERP part number) so that is very nice. The import preferences that allow you to set a Revison, Name and Number based on a different attribute (only upon import) are lifesavers.

Overall it works very well as long as you install the WGM correctly and register Solidworks correctly (with elevated permissions) upon launching it the first. The hard part, like any CAD Data Management implementation, is cleaning your old data and importing it in. This is very much a data migration process. You can do it manually well enough but getting the right properties (parameters) set and populated on your models and configurations to get very nice and clean data can be a chore. We typically provide manual mentoring for import or some automated methods that do all the work for you base on various data sources (info from ERP etc).

Hi,

I would like to have download link for WGM of SolidWork. I am using SWX 12 and PDMLink 10.0.

Thanks in advance!

Regards

Ketan

You have to buy this through your PTC Reseller, then it's available in your support downloads.

- Jim

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