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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. 


  • 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!


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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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.


  • 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.

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
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