Take control of your data to enhance collaboration and innovation
Access, store, change and approve design data more efficiently with SolidWorks PDM software.Uniquely adapted to the requirements of geographically dispersed workgroups, SolidWorks PDM software can be deployed in a fraction of the time required by other PDM and PLM systems.
SolidWorks PDM helps organizations manage and share product data more effectively and automate workflow to allow better collaboration from engineering to the shop floor, resulting in better products, lower costs, and faster time to market. Easy to implement and use, SolidWorks PDM software is the only product data management solution (PDM solution) entirely integrated within Windows Explorer.
Users perform all functions either through Windows Explorer or one of its CAD integrations. Through this SolidWorks PDM software functionality, users across the enterprise can readily manage files and collaborate more effectively throughout the product lifecycle.
SolidWorks PDM Features:
Easy, fast implementation
Reduce search time by 90%
Find and reuse design data
Full document preview
Distributed design teams
Automated approval process
Enhanced SolidWorks PDM Workflow
and User Properties
Route documents and contact users more efficiently with enhanced workflow and expanded SolidWorks Enterprise PDM user properties.
Reduce delays and accelerate your time-to-market
Simplify process mapping requiring multiple approvers with parallel workflow transition
Automatically keep interested parties updated with Workflow Timers
Display user’s current status with Presence Note
Provide instant links to connect with user property pop-ups
Rapidly find data and control access
Focus your design organization on product innovation with tools to quickly and efficiently find, share, and reuse data
Search for data in multiple ways, using parameters such as document or file name, contained data, or custom properties like part number, description, and current workflow state (for example, released or in process)
Save searches for easy reuse, individually or across the enterprise
Prevent designers from accidentally overwriting files through integrated version control
Easily produce customized bills of materials (BOMs) for individual departments
Manage, view, and print documents from more than 250 file types, including major CAD formats, Microsoft® Office, images, and animations
Protect data from theft, damage, or misuse with secure login
Always ensure manufacturing has the right version, avoiding costly mistakes
SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM ( SolidWorks PDM Standard )
Included with the SOLIDWORKS Premium and SOLIDWORKS Professional design packages, SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM software helps individuals and small workgroups manage projects and control their design revisions.
The simple data vault of Workgroup PDM provides file security with little IT support, and its tight integration with SOLIDWORKS design software makes Workgroup PDM easy to learn. Advanced search, notifications, and secure file access increase productivity across your entire design group.
SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Articles:
Four Simple Steps To A Solution When working in SolidWorks and Enterprise PDM, files can occasionally open in read-only mode, despite the fact that the file vault view indicates the file is checked out to the user. Because the user is expecting the file to be writable, they often won’t notice that the status of the […]
When working outside of a PDM system, it can be common to have multiple copies of the same component floating around on the system. Working across the network can make it slow to include files from a network share in your assembly, so instead you pull down copies of hardware or other components that are […]