SolidWorks Enterprise PDM gives companies a seamless way of managing their engineering projects. It allows engineers to collaborate efficiently amongst each other without having to worry about the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing. With the 2014 release of ePDM, SolidWorks has improved how users can collaborate with each other by introducing a new feature called Automated Cache Management!
This, however, was easy to overlook and could lead to miscommunication between users. With Automated Cache Management, administrators can now set their profiles to clear local cache upon logout or refresh cache during login. These settings can be applied to both individual users and groups as well; they can also be set for specific folders too!
The "clear cache during logout" option will do just as the name suggests and clear the locally stored files on a user’s machine when they logout of ePDM. This will ensure that users are using the latest version and that their machines don't get bogged down with unnecessary files.
The "refresh cache during login" option will still ensure that the latest versions of files are grabbed automatically, but instead of having to pull down new files from the server every time, this option will scan existing files to make sure they are the latest version. Out of date files are pulled off the server automatically!
This is a feature that some of our customers have been asking for and now they've finally got it! SolidWorks makes a point of listening to their customers about what would make their design processes more efficient and does it's best to implement those ideas.
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