SOLIDWORKS PDM (PDM) is a full-featured data management solution for organizations large and small. It lets you find and repurpose files, parts and drawings, share design information, automate workflows, and ensure manufacturing always has the right version.
Don’t let its name fool you: SOLIDWORKS PDM (PDM) is the premier data management choice for SOLIDWORKS Users regardless of your size. With the incredible advantage of being based on Microsoft SQL Server, PDM has enormous flexibility in how it can be configured. From simple revision management and search all the way to full blown engineering change control and companywide document management, PDM can be what you want it to be.
Conventional wisdom dictates that a system with this much flexibility would be incredibly difficult to configure and integrate into your company, however the exact opposite is true with PDM. Hawk Ridge Systems can have PDM installed, configured and running at your site in as little as 1 day.
SOLIDWORKS PDM is a collaboration platform that combines a highly scalable data repository with a suite of information management tools in a single, easy-to-implement solution. It enables information sharing among internal staff, partners, and vendors, while automatically protecting data with integrated tracking and version control.
Adoption of a new system can be a difficult task – however, PDM relieves that burden by providing users with a familiar, easy to learn windows explorer interface. Files can be opened or saved in PDM by using the command in the program you are working with. To browse for a file, you can simply open Windows Explorer and browse your local computer or use the built in searching interface to find files even faster. By eliminating the need to learn a separate interface, the user adoption time is greatly decreased.
With PDM you have the flexibility to map your own processes into the system. By creating the step-by-step workflows you wish users to follow, you ensure a controlled, repeatable environment with less risk for human error. In addition, the workflows in PDM can automate the creation of PDF documents, electronic signatures, email notifications and more.
By storing all your data in one, centralized vault, you are assured that everyone in your company always has access to the most current information, even if they are in different offices. This single storage will dramatically increase your engineering departments efficiency by making it easy to find and reuse existing data. PDM also controls more than just SOLIDWORKS documents – so if other departments in your company are looking for a secure, easy to use vaulting solution, you can easily open up the PDM vault to them.