SolidWorks and IQMS Form Joint Venture

IQMS’ manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, can now be easily accessed from within SolidWorks for data consistency and secure document control

PASO ROBLES, CALIF. – April 2, 2013 – IQMS, a manufacturing ERP software and MES developer with an ongoing, proactive commitment to its product and relationships, today announced the release of its SolidWorks® product data management add-in. From within the SolidWorks menu, users can link parts, tools and other assembly file details and configurations to create engineering change orders (ECOs) and cross-populate the inventory, bills of material (BOMs), project management and preventative maintenance modules in EnterpriseIQ for increased productivity and elimination of data inconsistency.

SolidWorks is an established CAD application with powerful 3D design capabilities. With more than two million SolidWorks licenses on the market today, manufacturers around the globe are utilizing the SolidWorks 3D rendering tools to create, simulate, publish and manage product data, parts and tools.

EnterpriseIQ’s interface with SolidWorks is unique: Unlike many other offerings that attempt to synchronize the CAD platform with ERP software (eliminating redundant data entry, but still requiring a separate linking program and its associated challenges), IQMS actually works from within the CAD software. IQMS is not interfacing with the SolidWorks program, it is the program.

Additionally, IQMS is delivering a higher level of discipline into SolidWorks’ document control by incorporating the secure document and revision control system features already developed in EnterpriseIQ. Now, from inside SolidWorks, users can use the EnterpriseIQ document control system to check documents in and out to avoid overwriting changes, create workflows to ensure that sign-offs occur in a timely manner, manage document libraries, view and print SolidWorks PDFs from within EnterpriseIQ and track document history.

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