PLM Mechanic releases the SolidWorks EPDM Export Tool

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PLM Mechanic, a web property of Vestals Gap, has developed and released the SolidWorks EPDM Export Tool, a new way of helping companies export Solidworks EPDM vault information to share across enterprise systems.

The Solidworks EPDM Export Tools is a valuable resource for any company that needs to move vault information into other enterprise systems.

PLM Mechanic, a web property of Vestals Gap, has announced the release of their SolidWorks EPDM Export Tool to prepare Solidworks Enterprise PDM (EPDM) Vault data for a targeted system. SolidWorks EPDM customers will find it beneficial as it prepares an Excel workbook with an export of their Vault. This information can then be imported into other systems for reporting, customer service or preparation for integration to systems such as Agile PLM or ERP solutions.

The SolidWorks EPDM Export Tool is an easy-to-use application that produces a Microsoft Excel file and can run on any host in the network that has database connectivity and the .Net framework installed. It offers a fast, easy and repeatable process to extract information. This low cost alternative to in-house development is capable of extracting full history including variable information for each of the file’s configurations, Bill of Materials (BOM) for the active configuration of each of the assembly’s versions, document data and basic user information.

Speaking about how their EPDM Export Tool works, President of PLM Mechanic, Rodney McCabe said, “It’s pretty simple. Launch the EPDM Export tool and select the filename for the file you would like to create. Next, enter the EPDM database connection information. Next, simply export the data.”

The Microsoft Excel file containing the exported information will contain 4 worksheets: Variable Data, Documents, Users and BOM. Variable data is built dynamically based on the variables defined by the Solidworks EPDM Administrator. Document worksheet information includes revision information as well as the path to that version’s file on the archive server, allowing users to have immediate access to the files without the need for additional SolidWorks API development or manual export of files from a Vault view.

PLM Mechanic is a registered alias and web property of Vestals Gap LLC, a Texas based company. Vestals Gap is an Oracle Gold partner and a SolidWorks Research Associate Partner that concentrates it expertise on Oracle’s Agile PLM technical services, including installations, upgrades, maintenance, hosting and software development.

Specialties: Oracle Agile Product Lifecycle Management, Agile PLM process extensions, event handlers, installation, upgrades, Agile Advantage upgrades, maintenance, customization, Agile PLM help desk

Microsoft Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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