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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional allows distributed design teams to manage product data, share design information, automate workflows, and improve collaboration between engineering and manufacturing. Typically, many companies utilize a centralized data management system by storing design and manufacturing data on a network drive with an administrator to control access while the information technology (IT) department usually conducts backup on a tape or optical disk drive.

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Effective data management allows engineering, manufacturing, purchasing and marketing staff to avoid errors such as working with the wrong versions of documents or accidentally overwriting the right versions. SOLIDWORKS PDM enables intelligent data reuse, conserving time and effort. SOLIDWORKS PDM’s powerful and easy-to-use search tools allows products designers to locate CAD and simulation files more quickly, avoiding redundant data.

  • Easy to implement and use.
  • Scalable to provide secure data access for design teams of all sizes, in any geographic location.
  • Global to enable companies to manage data at multiple locations with automatic file replication at each site.
  • Securely store and index design data for fast retrieval.
  • Eliminate concerns about version control and data loss.
  • Share and collaborate on designs with people inside and outside the organization in multiple locations.

Bill of Materials Management

Efficiently and accurately maintain bill of materials (BOM) information with the BOM management solutions.


Distributed Collaboration

Drive collaboration throughout your organization, whether it’s in just one place or around the world. Keep people connected, up to date, and working on the same set of data, regardless of their location.


Regulatory Compliance

Help companies in regulated fields (like medical device development) comply with government regulatory requirements or industry standards for controlled development processes and product documentation by increasing operational efficiency, ensuring regulations are met, and generating the information needed to demonstrate compliance.


Engineering Change Management

Automatically expedite the flow of information instead of managing engineering changes through manual or paper-based methods—often so time-consuming that they require full-time staff to coordinate.


Enterprise Scalability

Easily connect the design data needs of your entire enterprise, whether for just a few users in a single location or hundreds of contributors working in multiple locations around the world.

 

 

  SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional
SOLIDWORKS Add-in x x
DraftSight Add-in x x
eDrawings Preview x x
eDrawings Professional   x
CAD Editor Client x x
Contributor Client x x
Notifications- PDM Inbox (Database) x x
Notifications- Email (SMTP)   x
Revision Table Integration x x
SQL Express Support x x
Multi-Site Replication   x
Version Free Variables x x
Integrated Search Tool x x
Dedicated Search Tool   x
Search Favourites x x
Content Search (Indexing) x x
Multi-Document Preview   x
External Viewer Integration   x
Templates   x
Serial Numbers   x
Multiple Workflows LIMITED TO 1 x
Unlimited Workflow States LIMITED TO 10 x
Parallel and Automatic Transitions   x
Multiple Transitions   x
Transition Actions X (LIMITED) x
Offline Mode x x
Active Directory and LDAP Login   x
Report Generator   x
Unlimited Revision Schemes LIMITED TO 2 x
File Categories   x
Version Labels   x
Automated tasks (Convert slddrw to PDF)   x
Microsoft Office Add-In   x
API   x
Dispatch   x

 

Additional Features under SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional:

  • Central Card Lists
  • Web Client
  • Data Card Input Formulas
  • Office Add-in
  • Named Bill of Materials
  • View Private State Files
  • Paste Shared Links
  • Automated Tasks
  • Menu and Toolbar Customization
  • Application Programming Interface
  • SW Electrical Integration
  • Custom Add-in Support
  • AutoCAD Add-in
  • Dispatch
  • Inventor Add-in
  • Item Support
  • Pro/E Connector
  • Solid Edge File Support