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How Often Should You Rebuild or Reorganize SOLIDWORKS File Vault Database Indexes?

File vault database indexes can become scattered or fragmented over time based on file operations, such as insert, update or delete. If you conduct an upgrade or a data migration which adds multiple records, the indexes are affected. It is recommended that you rebuild SOLIDWORKS file vault database indexes at least once a month to […]

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Considerations for Migrating Out of SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM

As of December 31, 2018, SOLIDWORKS will no longer support Workgroup PDM. What does this mean for Workgroup customers? You must migrate your data either into SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional OR migrate to another PDM/PLM solution, such as Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform. SOLIDWORKS is providing tools to their resellers and partners to help […]

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SOLIDWORKS and Its 2018 Roadmap

Have you read the interview of SOLIDWORKS CEO Gian Paolo Bassi with Engineering.com? In the article, SOLIDWORKS 2018: Gian Paolo Bassi’s New Deal to Get Users onto the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, he talks about new strategies and how the company is positioning its SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE products with users. We’re eager to hear his announcements next month at […]

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Are you going to SOLIDWORKS World 2018 in February?

We’ll be in Los Angeles February 4-7 at SOLIDWORKS World 2018. Are you going? We’re eager to attend this major gathering, with the subtitle of “LEARN, PLAY, WORK, CONNECT, IGNITE” to network with the SOLIDWORKS user community. The lineup of keynote speakers offers thought-provoking topics: Brent Bushnell, CEO of Two Bit Circus, with fun stories […]

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Celebrating 2017 and Looking Forward to 2018

The end of the year brings a time for reflection upon where we are and where we’re going. As we review 2017 and start looking forward to 2018, we know that our value propositions remain unchanged: we strive to understand and resolve our customer’s challenges with PLM and related software. This includes designing tools and […]

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xLM’s SOLIDWORKS PDM Merge Tool

xLM’s SOLIDWORKS PDM merge tool is a fully customizable and configurable tool that merges PDM vaults based on your unique merge requirements. It merges full data history, files, folders and references. It adds prefixes to files with duplicate filenames. By configuring the merge tool, you can control specifically how the files are merged, where the […]

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Picture This: ENOVIA SOLIDWORKS User Group Meeting

By Marc Young, President/Owner, xLM Solutions Earlier in May, I had the pleasure of attending an ENOVIA SOLIDWORKS user group meeting at the Dassault DELMIA headquarters in Auburn Hills MI. Engaging with user groups always provides us with new ideas and discussions about ways the market is using our solutions. I’m eager to share the […]

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Migrating out of SolidWorks WORKGROUP Options

To all SolidWorks WORKGROUP customers: If you have not heard by now, be advised that SolidWorks is discontinuing support for their WORKGROUP PDM product. Therefore, if you are a WORKGROUP customer, this leaves you with the following options regarding WORKGROUP and the data it is managing: Continue using WORKGROUP knowing it is an unsupported product. […]

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SolidWorks Enovia User Group – A Recap

xLM’s team was very excited to participate at last week’s SolidWorks ENOVIA User Group. It was a great pleasure to network with old colleagues, friends and peers in the industry. The group presented valuable information that prompted healthy interactions. xLM was particularly interested in listening to its customer Lippert Components, a leading supplier of premium […]

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Extend your investment in SolidWorks PDM with the right customization

In the previous post, we discussed, “Top Three Comments for SolidWorks Data Migration to ENOVIA V6.” As a sequel to it, we’d like to share excerpts from our, “Different Customization Approaches and Options for SOLIDWORKS PDM,” technical presentation. Ilan and I shared our knowledge on different customization options and its benefits to an eager audience. […]

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