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2022 Certificate.

IPS – Recognized as being “at the forefront of providing Document Management System solutions and transforming businesses – 2022”.

Because of MechWorks PDM’s ability to adapt to supporting today’s hybrid work environment, we are grateful to be recognized by CIOReview as being “at the forefront of providing Document Management System solutions and transforming businesses – 2022”. This recognition is a direct reflection of a strong partnership with MechWorks (www.mechworks.com) and once again proves that the overall flexibility of MechWorks PDM for vertical integrations allows customers to select best-in-class applications. At the core, [Offsite Mode] has greatly matured over the past year while many areas within MechWorks PDM were updated to embrace performance enhancements. Workflow enhancements include support for workflow branching (jump from one workflow into another), while also improving dynamic workflow states (conditional workflow states) as well as supporting parallel workflow states (taking advantage of the group workflow assignment utility). The advanced Workflow features within MechWorks PDM has proven to be critical for our customers to properly embrace IR/ECR/ECO/ECN processing that automate communications while ensuring documents’ access/visibility accordingly, embracing multiple department participation.

We are grateful for our customer relationships that have been critical in helping us improve MechWorks PDM and we look forward to helping our customers streamline their business processes. The employees at IPS hope to continue to build upon this recognition for successful business relationships in the years to come.

Please see the following article:    IPS-Recognition.

Enhancements within every release of MechWorks PDM.

Please note that each service pack of MechWorks PDM is likely to include new enhancements/functionality (not just bug fixes). It is recommended to always reference the latest Release Notes to ensure that your environment is taking advantage of these additional enhancements. As always, we recommend that all upgrades are initially installed within a test environment (not within your production’s environment) so you can properly validate updated applications. Once MechWorks PDM is installed, the Release Notes can be accessed from within the installation folder, usually:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\MechWorks\MechWorks_PDM\relnotes.PDF

For example, with R20 Service Pack 2.0, there is a new [ABBREV_NAME] feature that is now supported. If you are already familiar with how MechWorks PDM supports the automatic method of populating Custom Properties with the user’s INITIALS, then being able to accomplish the same task for the user’s ABBREV_NAME will be very familiar. The goal of this new enhancement is to allow the Title-Block data to be populated with the ABBREV_NAME value where desired (in addition to the already supported methods). Reference the following example, any of the following could be easily populated within the Custom Properties of registered files:

  • JD7348129: This is the user’s login for Windows (noted within DBWarm).
  • Joseph Designer: This is the user’s referenced full name (noted within DBWarm).
  • JD: This is the user’s referenced initials (noted within DBWarm).
  • J. Designer: This is the user’s referenced abbreviated name (noted within DBWarm).

Compatibility – MechWorks PDM support details for latest versions of CAD applications.

With the latest versions of MechWorks PDM, (R20 build (sp2.0) will be released soon), please reference the [Compatibility] tab from each of the URLs below to validate the latest versions of the CAD applications that are supported. Currently, they are:

  • Solid Edge 2022
  • Inventor 2022
  • SolidWorks 2022
  • AutoCAD 2023
  • DraftSight 2021

As always, we recommend that existing environments properly test/evaluate an upgrade to the desired CAD application with the proper version of MechWorks PDM before deploying the updated applications within their production environment. For more on the compatibility for the various CAD versions, please reference the [Compatibility] tab from the following sites:

Each of the [Compatibility] tabs from the pages above contain additional details regarding supported operating systems, etc.

IPS – One of the “Most Promising DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT System Providers – 2021”.

We are grateful to be recognized by CIOReview as one of the “Most Promising DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT System Providers 2021”. This recognition is truly a reflection of a strong partnership with MechWorks (www.mechworks.com) and once again proves that the overall flexibility of MechWorks PDM for vertical integrations allows customers to select best-in-class applications. Over these latest years, MechWorks PDM has established partnerships with both CADLink (www.qbuildsoftware.com/cadlink ) and CADTalk (www.cadtalk.com ) for supported vertical ERP/SAP integrations. MechWorks PDM currently offers one of the most complete workflow offerings available, supporting IR, ECR, ECO, and ECN documents. MechWorks PDM’s advanced BOM features are a critical differentiator for supporting true Engineering BOM management. As always, we are grateful for our customer relationships and we look forward to helping our customers streamline their business processes. We hope to continue to build upon this recognition for even more successful relationships in the years to come.

 

Please see the following article:    IPS-Recognition.

R20 MechWorks PDM Administration Manuals have been released.

First, thank you for your patience. Over the past few months, we had received multiple inquiries for the release of the R20 MechWorks PDM manuals. For those of you waiting to access the R20 MechWorks PDM Administration Manuals, the wait is over. All seven MechWorks PDM Administrative Manuals have been updated to support R20 MechWorks PDM features/functionality. Please access them using your assigned login at the following site:

 

Administration Manuals (on-line)

 

IPS – Recognized as one of the “Most Promising DATA INTEGRATION Consulting Services Companies – 2020”.

We are grateful to be recognized by CIOReview as one of the “Most Promising DATA INTEGRATION Consulting Service Companies – 2020”. This recognition is truly a reflection of a strong partnership with MechWorks (www.mechworks.com) and once again proves that the overall flexibility of MechWorks PDM for vertical integrations allows customers to select best-in-class applications. MechWorks PDM has recently established partnerships with both CADLink (www.qbuildsoftware.com/cadlink ) and CADTalk (www.cadtalk.com ) for supported vertical ERP/SAP integrations. As always, we are grateful for our customer relationships and we look forward to helping our customers streamline their business processes. The employees at IPS hope to continue to build upon this recognition for even more successful relationships in the years to come.

 

Please see the following article:    IPS-Recognition.

IPS – Recognized as one of the “Top 10 SolidWorks Solution Companies – 2020”.

We are grateful to be recognized by MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY INSIGHTS as one of the “Top 10 SolidWorks Solution Companies – 2020”. This recognition is truly a reflection of a strong partnership with MechWorks (www.mechworks.com) and once again proves that the overall flexibility of MechWorks PDM for vertical integrations allows customers to select best-in-class applications. We are thankful for our superior customer relationships and we look forward to helping our customers streamline their business processes. The employees at IPS hope to continue to build upon this recognition for even more successful relationships in the years to come.

 

Please see the following article:    IPS-Recognition.

Support for 2020 versions of CAD applications.

October, 2019… With the release of MechWorks PDM R17 build (sp2.11), we are proud to announce the official support for the following CAD applications:

  • Solid Edge 2020
  • Inventor 2020
  • SolidWorks 2020
  • AutoCAD 2020

As always, we recommend that existing environments properly test/evaluate an upgrade to the 2020 CAD application with MechWorks PDM before deploying the updated applications within their production environment. For more on the compatibility for the various CAD versions, please reference the [Compatibility] tab from the following sites:

IPS – Recognized as one of the “20 Most Promising Document Management Solution Providers in 2018”.

We are humbled to be considered as one of the “20 Most Promising Document Management Solution Providers in 2018”. This recognition is a reflection of a great business partnership with MechWorks (www.mechworks.com) and our superior customer relationships. The employees at IPS hope to continue to build upon this recognition for even more successful relationships in the years to come.

 

Please see the following article/certificate:    IPS-Recognition.

 

 

 

MechWorks PDM VAR conference in Bologna Italy (2019).

June of 2019 was a very busy month. Perhaps the highlight of the month (for us) was the MechWorks PDM VAR conference that was held in Bologna Italy. It was a technical conference where the leading MechWorks PDM VARs got together to share technical details. Fantastic solutions related to customer critical needs were shared and it certainly reinforced the overall flexibility of MechWorks PDM.

Mille Grazie!!! The conference was greatly appreciated with many great conversations around key topics. Having the opportunity to participate with the extended MechWorks VAR team was very refreshing. Seeing those we have known for approximately 20 years was great and being able to finally meet others for the first time was welcomed and will prove to be helpful throughout our future. The  conference was a huge a success.