PDM – Product Data Management
Manage and synchronize design data across the entire organization and collaborate on designs in multiple locations.
Take control of your data
SOLIDWORKS PDM (Product Data Management) enables you to share and collaborate on designs while protecting intellectual property with integrated tracking and version control.
PDM solution will help you automate workflows and improve collaboration from engineering through manufacturing, leading to better products, reduced costs, and faster time-to-market.
Get control of your data – enhance collaboration and innovation.
Why SOLIDWORKS PDM?
- Automated workflows and approval processes
- Secure data storing and reduced data loss
- Increased efficiency and collaboration in teams
SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard
Ideal for small design teams and workgroups in a single geographic area. PDM Standard enables you to easily manage SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and drawings
It is included with every SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium license.
SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional
Allows you to create automated workflows and ensure manufacturing always has the correct file version.
Includes all the tools of PDM Standard, plus integrations to third-party CAD applications and Microsoft Office. PDM Pro utilizes Microsoft SQL Server for high performance and scalability.
Extends PDM Professional with adding powerful project, process and item management capabilities.
It offers an advanced set of data management tools that allow teams to take complex project and business processes management to the next level.
Functions and features
|Functions and features||SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard||SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional||SOLIDWORKS Manage|
|Design and Reuse||✓||✓||✓|
|Secure File Vaulting||✓||✓||✓|
|Engineering Change Management||–||✓||✓|
|Bill of Materials Management||–||✓||✓|
|Advanced Search and Favorites||–||✓||✓|
|Automated Neutral File Creation||–||✓||✓|
|Automated Data Import and Export||–||✓||✓|
|Serial Number Generators||–||✓||✓|
|Distributed Design Teams||–||✓||✓|
|Automated Approval Process||–||✓||✓|
|Dashboards and Reports||–||–||✓|
|Microsoft Outlook® Integration||–||–||✓|
“The big learning from the process of moving to SOLIDWORKS and PDM actually has been to see all the capacity we gain by using good systems and working by good routines. And PDM has really helped us with this.”
Are you getting the most out of your PDM system? Are you using it to its fullest? If you’re among our PDM customers, you are enjoying the benefits of automatic file management, design reuse, secure file vaulting, revision control and much more.
Product Data Management. You might have heard the buzzwords when faced with issues managing your data effectively. But what is it all about? In this guide, we take a look at the benefits a system for product data management offers you.
CAD documents are lost or overwritten every day – and more often than most of us would like to admit. The loss of data is extremely costly for a company, but despite the consequences for productivity and bottom-line, many companies struggle keeping their important data safe.
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