All files are sent in .dat file format.
What is the actual file format? Text or binary? A .dat file can be any number of things.
Now, if we switch to EPDM, do you guys think that we will be able to get same files with same information from EPDM
Yes. Especially if the .dat file is text. PDM add-ins are pretty straightforward and you have all the power of VB, C# or C++ at your disposal. You can add you add-in as a toolbar button (or context menu) in Windows explorer, or you can create a Task that can be run periodically, on demand or as part of a state transition. You don't even need to touch the Data Import/Export utilities in EPDM to do this if you already have a process that works.
Thank you for the reply jim.
.dat file is text.
My question is that can we dump this add-in and export data directly from EPDM in exactly same way.
This add-in is a solidworks add-in and not PDM add-in. Also, it is written in VB6 and so do not work with x64 vista computers we have.
From what you are saying, there is import/export utility EPDM has. Do you think it will be able to export data in this fashion.
EPDM's out of the box export format is XML. It certainly won't match what you've done in VB6.
You'll need to either modify your import routine or customize EPDM.