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.
“Projects such as this SolidWorks add-in are developed from the direct request of customers,” said Glenn Nowak, vice president at IQMS. “We strive every day to foster our customer relationships by listening to our manufacturers’ needs and automating processes to make them more accurate or save time. As an added bonus, when we develop for one, we develop for all, so our other IQMS clients can also now benefit from all that the SolidWorks add-in has to offer.”
The SolidWorks product data management add-in is compatible with the EnterpriseIQ 2011 release and later.
® SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries.
Since 1989, IQMS has been designing and developing manufacturing ERP software for the repetitive, process and discrete industries. Today, IQMS provides a comprehensive real-time MES and manufacturing ERP software solution to the automotive, medical, packaging, consumer goods and other manufacturing markets. The innovative, extended single-database enterprise software solution, EnterpriseIQ, offers a scalable system designed to adeptly grow with the client and complete business functionality, including accounting, quality control, supply chain, CRM and eBusiness. With offices across North America, Europe and Asia, IQMS serves manufacturers around the world.