The new user interface in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2011 is getting some much needed improvement and organization.
All Enterprise PDM commands are now grouped into four menus that appear just above the file view pane in SolidWorks and Windows Explorer. The advantage of this change is that the shortcut menu (RMB click) is now somewhat shorter. The most frequently used commands are still available in the shortcut menu. Hopefully, this menu reorganization will help clean up the quite lengthy shortcut menu of the previous Enterprise PDM versions.
For example, Check in and Check out functions are now available within the Actions pull-down menu, yet are still also available in the shortcut menu. More flexibility to get to the actions you need easier!
The new pull-down menus and the shortcut menus are still context sensitive, in that the commands which are available still depend on user selection. Selections will be greyed out for easier identification of the menu picks to use.
These are just a few of the new features and improvements to EPDM 2011.