2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 7, 2012 7:20 AM by Mike Sveda

    Justification to move to EPDM 2012

    Mike Sveda

      Has anyone moved to EPDM 2012 yet?   We had a disasterous upgrade to EDPM 2011 last year.  We had hit a magical Solidworks bug that about drove our company to dump EPDM.  Performance took such a hit that it was near impossbile to work with EPDM.  Thankfully, EPDM SP 2011 SP 2.0 got us fixed and runnign ok.


      I was wondering if there are any compelling reasons and features worth the move to 2012?  My supervisors needs justification to consider upgrading this year.  Any performance gains, special features, etc that are enticing enough to consider?



        • Re: Justification to move to EPDM 2012
          Einar Gulbrandsen

          We are currently running on SW + PDM 2011 SP5.

          We have noticed that the first service pack often contains bug that are fixed in later SP.

          So as a general rule we wait until SP 4 or 5 are released before we do any upgrading. For any earlier SP you have to test everything including installation and distribution on a separate server before implementing it to the working environment.

            • Re: Justification to move to EPDM 2012
              Mike Sveda

              Does 2012 fix this problem.  If youare in Solidworks and use the File Open command within Solidworks to browse to an assembly in the vault that you do not have the latest version of the files, and you then opent that assembly, EPDM does NOT pull the latest version of the files for you even if you have the "get latest version" switch on.  This is frustrating in that you cannot trust what you are seeing without looking at the versions loaded.