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SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard is a data management solution for smaller workgroup environments in a single location. Included in SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium packages, SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard eliminates the overhead of managing SOLIDWORKS and DraftSight data on local and shared network drives.




A data vault powered by Microsoft® SQL Server® Express guarantees all information is securely stored and indexed for fast retrieval by authorized users within your company. Easy to implement and configure SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard efficiently guides your product teams through your development processes, ensuring that team members have access to the right files at the right time. Integrations with SOLIDWORKS and DraftSight provides your organization with a highly productive data manage system to let users focus on design.


File Management

Manage all types of product development files using affordable, easy-to-implement SOLIDWORKS PDM product data management solutions. These robust file management solutions provide the centralized file vaulting capabilities needed to manage and control electronic intellectual property and product design data.


Revision Management

Focus on innovative product development by managing design revisions more effectively. Track changes, maintain a complete revision history of a design’s evolution, and avoid the errors of manual approaches.


Design Reuse

Save time, control costs, and improve quality through design reuse, create a framework for quickly locating and reusing or repurposing existing design data.


Secure File Vaulting

Securely control access to sensitive or proprietary product information. With secure file vaulting, user access is tightly managed—even within distributed computing environments—and security risks that arise from using shared network drives are eliminated.

DraftSight Add-in x x
eDrawings Preview x x
eDrawings Professional x 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
Multi-Document Preview x 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
  • Automated Data Import/Export
  • Paste Shared Links
  • View Private State Files
  • 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