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SolidWorks WGM on 10.2

jer3d1
1-Newbie

SolidWorks WGM on 10.2

Gurus,


Anyone willing to share their experience with the SolidWorks workgroup manager in 10.2?

I understand there are some good improvements over 10.1 and would like to verify this.



Thank you,
Jered

Will post a summary and be discreet with private messages.
Posting to solutions and proesys, if there is a place for the SolidWorks WGM, please point me to it.
3 REPLIES 3
mlocascio
4-Participant
(To:jer3d1)

Solid Works? Why do the work twice?






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
jer3d1
1-Newbie
(To:jer3d1)

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).

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