Product Data Management (aka idea-lockers) – A Simple Explanation
Here at Hawk Ridge Systems, our customers design some of the most complex and amazing products and systems in the world. We provide engineering tools and services to those companies, and while they’re some of the most user-friendly tools on the market, those tools can be complex. And when we talk about these tools to our customers, like everyone, we can fall into the trap of getting buried in this complexity.
Inspired by the web-comic xkcd
, Michael Scott
from The Office, simple.wikipedia.com
and the “Explain it like I’m Five
” community on Reddit, we’re taking on the challenge of explaining what some of our key software packages do, using only the 1000 most common words in the English language. Up first, is our Data Management Product Manager, Jordan Lemley. Take it away Jordan.
SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management – Explained like you’re five
When you do your job, you have many ideas. That is why you have a job, because you are full of great ideas.
But sometimes it is hard for other people on your job-team to understand your ideas even if you use a lot of words.
So you put your ideas in your computer to make a picture of your idea.
Now other people can see and understand your ideas. But sometimes ideas are hard to keep track of on your computer. Normal computers only keep one idea at a time, or the same idea in too many places, or are slow, or make it hard to remember where your ideas are, or let your job-team people change or even kill your ideas so you can not find them or bring them back from the dead. That is why you need an idea-locker with a computer-brain.
Have an idea from years ago? Do not remember your old idea...