SOLIDWORKS PCB now has the direct integration with the PDM system, which enables users to check-in/check-out capabilities in the PCB file menu, as well as the ability to synchronize data between the PDM data cards and parameters inside the PCB project including version control.
In SOLIDWORKS PCB file menu there are check-in and check-out, get version and get latest version buttons including search buttons.
The existing vault can be used to manage all the PCB project.
The location for saving all PCB project must be set to the PDM. Hence we can manage all the files easily as we could store the board assembly files in PDM just as easily as any other SOLIDWORKS Assembly.
The versions of the files can be easily viewed by clicking on the file inside the vault, which enables users to easily manage files. Also we can easily see the check-out by and check-out in status.