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What's new with the SofTech Connector 6.1 release?

For a complete description of product changes and platform support please refer to the SofTech Connector 6.1 Release Notes.

Support for Aras Innovator 11.0 SP0-SP6 and 10.0 SP4-SP5

The SofTech Connector 6.1 release has been validated with Aras Innovator 11.0 SP0-SP6 and Aras Innovator 10.0 SP4-SP5. Please consult the SofTech Connector 6.1 Release Notes for information on upgrading existing databases.

Enhanced Register Rename Functionality

A new property mapping has been added that can be used to customize the text used as the name of the renamed file.

Support for Filtered List Type Properties

Support has been added for Aras filtered lists. List type properties are shown as drop-down combo boxes in the properties tab of the Connector Register and Store dialogs.

Support for Firefox and Chrome Browsers

Please refer to the SofTech Connector 6.1 Release Notes for information on Firefox and Chrome browser support.

New Version Migrate Tool for Autodesk Inventor

New releases of Inventor may include changes to the internal format of the Inventor files. When this happens, making edits to older version files in a newer version of Inventor will cause a need to migrate the file to the newer format.

SofTech provides an admin utility program to aid in batch migrating your vaulted Inventor files to the current version of Inventor.

Improved Performance when Registering Inventor Assemblies

The Inventor Connector has been updated to improve the speed of registering large assemblies in cases where the work folder contains drawing files.

Improved Handling of Fixed Relationships during Store BOM Operation

It has been possible to create CAD structure relationships to older versions of sub-components during a store document operation but the Connector was not allowing this same type of behavior when storing the BOM. You could store the CAD hierarchy with references to older versions but when the BOM was stored it would always use the current version of the associated Part when building the Part relationships.

The changes made to improve on this are based whether the Part BOM relationship behavior is set in Aras to “Float” or “Fixed” as detailed next.

Clearing List Type Properties

List type properties shown in the properties tab of the Register and Store dialogs are edited via a drop-down combo box and now include a blank row as the first item to allow a user to ‘clear’ the selection back to a non-set value.

Improved Backward Mapping Properties

Backward mapping support for the “generation” property during check-in of a modified item and for the “created_on” and “created_by_id” properties when adding new items.

Connector Server Packages for this Release

Please refer to the SofTech Connector 6.1 Release Notes for information on the Connector Server Packages.

Language Localization

The Connector has been architected to support any language through the creation and usage of language specific resource files. The Connector Development Team will maintain and manage the English language resource files and SofTech will work with language-specific experts to create and maintain the non-English language resource files.

The SofTech Connector 6.1 release has been localized for:

  • Italian
  • German
  • Japanese
  • French
  • Spanish

If you have any corrections for a specific language, please contact connector@softech.com.

Connector Documentation

Please refer to the SofTech Connector 6.1 Release Notes for the documentation changes included in this latest release. The following is the list of available Connector documentation:

  • Release Notes - This document is designed to provide an overview of the new features and changes with the new Connector release.
  • Administrator Guide - This document is designed to assist the administrator with customizing the Connector Projects, Resource Settings and Property Mappings.
  • Installation Guide - This document is designed to assist the administrator with installing the Connector Server Packages and Client Software.
  • SolidWorks User Guide - This document is design to assist the SolidWorks user with the features, functionality and usage of the Connector.
  • SolidWorks Primer - This document is designed to assist the administrator with validating that the SolidWorks Connector was properly installed and functions as intended. This document can also be used as a quick tutorial for the new SolidWorks Connector user.
  • Inventor User Guide - This document is design to assist the Inventor user with the features, functionality and usage of the Connector.
  • Inventor Primer - This document is designed to assist the administrator with validating that the Inventor Connector was properly installed and functions as intended. This document can also be used as a quick tutorial for the new Inventor Connector user.
  • AutoCAD Primer - This document is designed to assist the administrator with validating that the AutoCAD Connector was properly installed and functions as intended. This document can also be used as a quick tutorial for the new AutoCAD Connector user.
  • AutoCAD User Guide - This document is design to assist the AutoCAD user with the features, functionality and usage of the Connector.

Getting More Info.

General Info:

info@softech.com
Phone: (978) 513-2700
Fax: (978) 458-4096

Product Info:

Erin Kelley
Ph: (978) 513-2722
Fx: (978) 458-4096