SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional for Administrators



Learn about the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional interface, as well as how to check files in and out, how to generate reports, and how to work with revisions. Other topics include using Toolbox with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and how custom properties interface with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional.

Administrators have an additional half day of training which covers setting up, maintaining, and administering the system.

Classroom Course 3 Days

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Lesson Breakdown

Lesson 1 – Installation Planning
Lesson 2 – The Administration Tool
Lesson 3 – Users and Groups
Lesson 4 – Folder Card Creation
Lesson 5 – File and Search Cards
Lesson 6 – Column and Bill of Materials (BOM) Views
Lesson 7 – Workflow
Lesson 8 – Notifications and Tasks
Lesson 9 – Folder Templates
Lesson 10 – File Templates
Lesson 11 – Data Migration
Lesson 12 – Vault Backup
Appendix A – File Types and Settings
Appendix B – Data Import/Export
Appendix C – Toolbox Setup
Appendix D – Routing Setup
Appendix E – CircuitWorks Setup


General SOLIDWORKS Knowledge
Knowledge of SOLIDWORKS File Structure & Referencing

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CMD Corporation

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Overall I was surprised to see how similar the online class was to the in person classes. I thought that the lecture part was identical as far as my eyes were concerned.