September 20, 2012

Improving Solid Edge Performance and Reliability

What changes can you make to improve Solid Edge performance and reliability?

August 29, 2012

Forcing Solid Edge ST5 License Manager to Install on Windows Server 2003

Solid Edge ST5 currently blocks installing the Solid Edge License Manager onto the Windows 2003 operating system.  There is a workaround to force installing the Solid Edge ST5 License Manager onto Windows 2003.

Force Blocked Software to Install onto Unsupported Operating System Versions

Sometimes programs are blocked from being installed onto certain versions of operating systems even though those programs may actually run fine without any issues once installed.  Perhaps it is newer software and the vendor doesn’t support (either intentionally or unintentionally) an older version of the operating system with a new release of software i.e. ST5 Solid Edge License Manager on Windows Server 2003:

August 28, 2012

Increasing Solid Edge Command Ribbon Button Size

If you have a high resolution monitor or a visual impairment the default buttons and icons in the Solid Edge Command Ribbon may be too small to see.  There is a way in Solid Edge to increase the size of these icons and buttons.

July 16, 2012

Resolving Solid Edge Network Save Issues and Improving Performance on Windows 7

There have been multiple reports of users losing Solid Edge data when saving Solid Edge files over the network on Windows 7.  Here is a fix for the network save issue and the fix also adds a nice little performance improvement to the system as well.

Quickly Toggling Between Transparent and Opaque PathFinder in Solid Edge

You can toggle between transparent and opaque PathFinder by using the Solid Edge Options -> Helpers.  But did you know there is a quicker way to easily toggle back and forth between a transparent and opaque PathFinder?

June 15, 2012

Improving Teamcenter Rich Client 64-bit Performance

Recently GTAC released SFB-Teamcenter-6737 describing a problem where Teamcenter 64-bit rich client can run out of memory impacting performance and provided a workaround to resolve this issue.

March 12, 2012

Linking Teamcenter Managed Excel Files With Solid Edge Embedded Client Files

If an Excel file already exists and is managed in Teamcenter under an Item ID, how to then create a link from the existing managed Excel file to a managed Solid Edge Embedded Client [SEEC] file?

March 07, 2012

Improving Initial First Access Time to Insight and SharePoint Folders By 98%

Are your Insight and SharePoint users complaining about how when they first try to access content from the server they are experiencing a delay?  Here’s how to fix it.

February 28, 2012

Exporting and Opening Inventor DWG Files in Solid Edge

Autodesk Inventor offers two methods for saving Inventor IDW files to the AutoCAD DWG format.  Which method works best for opening the .dwg file in Solid Edge?

February 23, 2012

Updated - Automate Creating SharePoint and Insight Network Location Shortcuts

Several months ago I posted a script for automating the creation of SharePoint and Insight Network Location shortcuts.  Unfortunately that script only accounted for http addresses and failed to correctly implement https.  Thanks to a Chris who commented on the original post about the oversight with https addresses.  So without much ado, here is an updated version of that script which takes into account both http and https addresses.

January 24, 2012

Tuning Microsoft SQL Server for Teamcenter

GTAC Software Field Bulletin SFB-Teamcenter-6464 has some great tweaks for tuning Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 with Teamcenter.

January 06, 2012

How to Apply Revision Display Filters in Teamcenter

Saw the following question come across the LinkedIn forums regarding how to filter for only the latest Item Revision in Teamcenter:

So I thought I would post detailed instructions on how to accomplish this.