Let us handle your CAD data vault setup,
configuration and training
To help our customers get their vaults up and running quickly we have developed some tools to aid in SOLIDWORKS Workgroup data packaging so that it can easily be migrated into PDM Standard or PDM Professional. These tools are developed from our combined industry experience with the goal of helping customers with all of their CAD data vaulting needs.
ACS Ready Capture
The ACS Ready Capture tool exports the latest version of your SOLIDWORKS Workgroup data, recreates your vault project structure in a windows format and updates all the SOLIDWORKS file references. These updated files and folders allow for easy import into a new vault system with little effort by you. For an even more robust CAD data structure we recommend combining ACS Ready Capture with our custom CAD training for your engineering team.
ACS Ready Vault
We have developed an efficient vault configuration specifically designed for the new SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard vault. The preconfigured settings, workflow and data cards within ACS Ready Vault allow for a quick and cost effective PDM Standard install and setup. The tool is designed to give our customers a thorough and efficient data vaulting system. Your new vault system and engineering team will be running quickly with the combination of ACS Ready Vault, ACS Ready Capture and our PDM Training.
ACS Ready Vault Pro
This robust vault configuration tool has been developed for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional (formerly EPDM). ACS Ready Vault Pro stores all preconfigured settings, workflows, data cards, tasks and more for a cost effective PDM Professional installation and setup. This tool was designed based off of our combined industry experience to allow a thorough and efficient engineering data vaulting system that can be up and running quickly. To build a more dynamic and fluid vaulting system we recommend combining ACS Ready Vault Pro, ACS Ready Capture and our custom PDM training for your engineering team.
ACS FlexNumber (Flexible Serial Number)
Add-in for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional
The ACS-FlexNumber add-in for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional allows users to apply a Serial Number based on the value of a given variable. This gives PDM Professional customers the flexibility to use Serial Numbers beyond the limitations of PDM Professional. A PDM Pro data card can only have a Serial Number assigned to a variable and since you cannot have more than one card per file extension in a given folder you are limited to one Serial Number. Without the ACS-FlexNumber add-in the files would have to be contained in separate folders to have different serial numbers. Simple Setup: an Admin can install and configure in just a few minutes!
- You have defined two Serial Numbers
- M-[Counter-05] which is used for manufactured parts (Built radio button).
- P-[Counter-05] which is used for purchased parts (Purchased radio button).
EX: You would like to insert a Serial Number into the Document Number Variable based on whether the value of the Part Type Variable is “Built” or “Purchased.”
- In the file data card, select the control associated with the Variable, in the example given select either the Purchased or Built radio buttons.
- Click the “Assign Number” button on the data card.
- The appropriate Serial Number value will be entered.
SOLIDWORKS Features Chart
|Transition Actions||Using Trigger||√ (Limited)||√|
|CAD Editor Client||√||√||√|
|Notifications – PDM Inbox (Database)||√||√|
|Notifications – Email (SMTP)||Using Trigger||New Revisionsvia Flatter Files||√|
|SQL Express Support
(1GB RAM & 10GB data)
|SQL Standard Support||√|
|Integrated Search Tool||√||√||√|
|Dedicated Search Tool||√|
|Search Favorites||Search-criteria can be
|Content Search (Indexing)||√|
|Multi-Document Preview||PDF, DWG, DXF||√|
|External Viewer Integration||via Flatter Files||√|
|Multiple Workflows||1 Workflow||Limited to 1||√|
|Workflow States||√ (no limitations)||Limited to 10||√|
|Offline Mode||√ (files stored locally)||√||√|
|Active Directory and LDAP Login||via Flatter Files||√|
|Report Generator||√ (manually)||√|
|Revision Schemes||limited to 3
|Limited to 2||√|
|Data Card Input Formula||√|
|Named Bill of Materials||√|
|Paste Shared Links||√|
|Menu and Toolbar Customization||√|
|Version Free Variables||√||√||√|
|SW Electrical Integration||√|
|Solid Edge File Support||√|
|Automated Tasks||Using Trigger or Task-Sceduler||√|
|Automated Data Import/Export||PDF Generator,
export using Task-Scheduler
|PDF and Generic CAD
via Flatter Files
|Custom Add-In Support||√|
|Web Client||via Flatter Files||√|
|Workload for cleanup
and/or managing local files
|Recommended Number of Users||2-10||Up to 10||5-100|