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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

Easily re-purpose files, parts, and drawings; share design information; automate workflows and ensure manufacturing always has the right version. Easy to implement, fully configurable and extensible via the API, the Professional license guides your product teams through your development processes. Give your team members access to the right files at the right time.

A data vault powered by Microsoft® SQL Server® guarantees all information is securely stored and indexed for fast retrieval by authorized users. Its localized vault replication and support of multiple CAD applications provides unmatched productivity, no matter the size of your organization. PDM Professional includes PDM Standard capabilities. 

Features:

  • Bill of Materials (BOM) Management: Accurately maintain information to support downstream applications.
  • Distributed Collaboration: Keep people connected and working on the same data set.
  • Engineering Change Management: Reduce the time needed to complete your design approval and engineering change order (ECO) processes.
  • Enterprise Scalability: Easily connect the design data needs of your entire enterprise.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Comply with government regulations or industry standards for controlled processes and product documentation.
Prince Industries Excels with PDM Professional

Wrangling stubborn data issues in your day-to-day is, well, frustrating and unproductive. A sophisticated tool to handle all that data and the workflows associated can make a lot of sense. That's what Prince Industries found with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional.

PDM Pro fit best with Prince's existing systems, was affordable, and had an easy and familiar interface as a known SOLIDWORKS product. And GSC made sure to help all engineers feel comfortable with their new PDM tool and processes as well!

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SOLIDWORKS PDM - First Look

SOLIDWORKS PDM solutions offer a range of applications with capabilities for quickly and efficiently managing data files and documentation to maximize productivity and improve product quality.

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard

A data management solution for smaller environments in one geographic location. Included with SOLIDWORKS CAD Professional and Premium, it helps those CAD and DraftSight users easily organize their data.

Standard eliminates the overhead of managing data on local and shared network drives. Easy to implement, the software guides your product teams through your processes, ensuring that team members have access to the right files at the right time.

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. Let your users do what they do best – focus on design.

Features:

  • Secure File Vaulting: Control access to sensitive or proprietary product information. Establish a secure file vault to control access to that product information.
  • Design Reuse: Save time, control costs, and improve quality through design reuse. Track design changes and avoid manual errors.
  • File Management: Manage all types of product development files.
  • Revision & Version Control: Easy management of design revisions. Ensure the appropriate personnel are always working with the right version.

What's New in 2021

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 lets you explore and document references with the highly-requested Treehouse View for Contains and Where Used. Workflow Icons build in visual recognition and awareness of your processes across the team.

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PDM License Levels

Feature Matrix

Feature Manage Professional Standard
File Management & Secure File Vaulting
Design and Reuse
Revision Management & Revision Control
Audit Trail
Integrated Search
eDrawings Preview
Engineering Change Management & Bill of Materials Change Management
Regulatory Compliance
Distributed Collaboration
Enterprise Scalability
Advanced Search and Favorites
Multi-Document Preview
Scalability
Automated: Neutral File Creation & Data Import/Export & Approval Process
Serial Number Generators
Distributed Design Teams
Remote Access
Email Notifications
Project Management & Process Management & Item Management
User Tasks
Dashboards and Reports

PDM Features

SQL Version Database Dependent Features PDM Professional PDM Standard
Database Size Unlimited 10 GB Max
Replication
Web Servers
Maintenance Plans
Workflows Allowed: Unlimited 1 Max
Workflow Link
Parallel Transitions
Automatic Transitions
Transition Only Permissions:
Authentication
Hide When Sibling Parallel Transition Is Chosen
Overwrite Latest Version (Files Only)
States Allowed: Unlimited 10 Max
Workflow Link
Parallel Transitions
Automated Transitions
State Only Permissions:
Initial State
Ignore Permissions In Previous States
Vault Explorer Features PDM Professional PDM Standard
Move Tree
Report Generator
Search Tool/Favorites
Data Card Input Formulas
Client Features PDM Professional PDM Standard
SOLIDWORKS Add-in
Draftsight Add-in
Office Add-in Integration
Windows LDAP Login
Connectors PDM Professional PDM Standard
Pro\E Connector
Solid Edge File Support
Autodesk AutoCad
Autodesk Inventor
Client License Types PDM Professional PDM Standard
SOLIDWORKS PDM CAD Editor
SOLIDWORKS PDM Contributor
SOLIDWORKS PDM Viewer

PDM Professional Specific Permissions & Options

Admin Tool Nodes PDM Professional PDM Standard
Add-ins
SWTaskAddIn *2018 and Newer
Bills of Materials
Cards
File Cards
Folder Cards
Item Cards
Search Cards
Template Cards
Categories
Cold Storage Schemas
Columns
Data Import/Export
Export Rules
Import Rules
Variable Alias Sets
File Types
Groups
Indexing
Items
License
Lists (For Cards)
Message System
Database
SMTP
Replication
Archive
Database
Revisions
Revision Number Component
Revision Numbers
Serial Numbers
SOLIDWORKS
Revision Table *2018 and Newer
Toolbox
Tasks
Convert *2018 and Newer
Templates
Users
Variable
Workflows
Admin Tool Groups/ User Permission PDM Professional PDM Standard
Folder Permissions:
May See Files Before Initial Check In (Private State)
Read Named Bill of Materials
Share File to Another Folder
State Permissions:
Share File to Another Folder
Permissions Per File:
All Users May By Default See Files Created By This User
Only Selected Groups May By Default See Files Created By This User
Tasks:
Access (Allow User To See Selected Task)
Templates:
Access (Allow User To See Selected Templates)
Branch:
Exclude From Branch *2018 And Newer
Settings:
Branch:
Specify Variables To Update By File Extension *2018 And Newer
File Compare:
Install File Compare Applications
Menus:
Customize Menu Options
Merge:
Configure Merge Command File Handling *2018 And Newer
Messages:
Workflow Conditional Notifications
Toolbar:
Customize Windows Explorer Toolbar
Viewers:
Add/Remove File Viewer Applications For Specific File Extensions