we are changing from PDMWorks to Enterprise PDM, and would like to know if anyone has used Circuitworks with Enterprise, what if any problems there may be, tips etc.
Thanks for that Lee.
We just switched over to Enterprise and the guys setting it up are sorting out any initial problems. I will be doing some IDF transfers in a couple of days, and will report back how it goes. We did do a very quick test, just to make sure it still worked and it seemed fine, in fact it may be an improvement, proper testing will tell. We transfer ALL parts from a PCB design via part numbers so we can create a full BOM for the PCB in SolidWorks, plus creating assembly drawings etc in SW, so I will be interested to see if annotion (Ref Designators) transfer has improved.
Where did you put you SQL database? Were you able put in the EPDM our did you put it on a server?
With PDMW, we set aside a folder (with read/write access to all circuitworks users) on a server to store components, boards, outlines, and database. We check the box to use the pdmvault, but it didn't look like it was doing much. After reading the previously attached document, I was able to clarify what it was doing. I just seams a little kludgy, I am hopeing that it is a little more streamlined in EPDM.
just done a quick transfer. We still have the Circuitworks Options-Models set to point to a data base and locations on the server. But it seems a lot cleaner than with PDM at actually getting models from EPDM. We haven't moved to SW 2010 yet, which should make things even more streemlined.
But so far its looking good.
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On the example, the database is stored on some server, and the models are stored locally (as well as the EPDM). I just wonder if the database could be located in the EPDM.
Intreseting Idea Lee, I'll have a word with our EPDM admin and see if they wanna give it a try.
Have you tried 2010 yet, were are waiting for SP1 before we do.
It will be after Christmas now, as I finish tomorrow (Thursday). I have done a couple more IDF transfers from Cadstar and so far EPDM is better than the standard PDM, once set up correctly so far I havn't had any problems. Delve into it and 2010 after the holiday.
So Happy Christmas to Y'all.
No further progress to report. We havn't moved to 2010 yet due to problems with ePDM.
Currently using Circuitworks with its own database and folders outside of the ePDM setup.
Happy to say that 2010 SolidWorks, Circuitworks and EPDM are working together well, in fact I could almost go as far as saying very well.
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