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.
A global leader in the development and integration of electro-optical products for the defense and law enforcement industries, B.E. Meyers is using SOLIDWORKS PDM to organize critical product data, reduce design cycle time and increase response time from the engineering department.
How often do you find yourself spending valuable time searching for a model or a file? Have you ever had to recreate a model because you could not find the original? Have you ever spent time creating a design only to discover later that one of your colleagues had previously modeled a similar design that would have met your needs? If you are not using an integrated product data management (PDM) system, chances are you can relate to these scenarios.
Compare the versions of SOLIDWORKS Data Management Products.
This tool provides the PDM user with a file browsing interface to create file references. Instead of checking out a file, copying the target file, pasting as reference and then checking in the source file the user only needs to right click on the source file and choose the appropriate references to attach.
This application rapidly creates variables in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault. The variables can be read from a list or follow a sequential pattern (e.g. Vendor1, Vendor2,…etc) and can be linked to custom properties.
This application will allow you to create new folders in a SOLIDWORKS PDM vault in one step. You can create folders based on a numerical pattern or from a list.
A SOLIDWORKS PDM Add-in that collects SOLIDWORKS generated bills of materials (BOM’s) from multiple drawings in the vault and exports them to a text or Excel file. The drawings can be selected based on a folder or individually.
If you have ever wanted the properties on your drawing to be synchronized with the properties on the driving model (Part of Assembly) you are not alone. Sync Card Variables offers this functionality during the check-in process of your files. If a property on the part file was changed, the property will be copied over to the drawing file upon check in.
Auto Document Number enhances the already impressive numbering capability present in SOLIDWORKS PDM by providing users a significantly more customizable interface. If you need more flexibility than SOLIDWORKS PDM can provide out of the box, this application is for you.
Our Card Plus application adds a great deal of functionality directly to your data cards in SOLIDWORKS PDM and can be accessed with a simple button on the data card. Card Plus give you 4 distinct functions otherwise unavailable in SOLIDWORKS PDM: Print or Export, Send Messages, View Variable History and Filtered File History.
This application is great if you would like to allow users rollback functionality but limit how far they can rollback. Accessed through a right click or via a workflow transition, Rollback to Last Revision will remove all version of a file up to the last time its revision was incremented. This is great for making trial changes to a released document and deleting them if they don't work or for allowing users rollback flexibility without the worry of going too far.
Now you can add or remove folder permission in bulk. Use custom folder name filters to quickly see user and group folder permissions whether inherited, or assigned explicitly, without opening the Administration tool.
Expand the already robust PDM notification system. Send your own customized notifications to a dynamic list of recipients selected directly from your file data cards. Select your recipients for each file and workflow state. Each file now delivers notifications to the right person at the right designated by you.
Designed to help SOLIDWORKS users take control of their data - the free summary report will give you a high level overview of missing references, out of context references, duplicate files and file count by directory and file extension for your SOLIDWORKS data.