PDM Professional

SOLIDWORKS product data management (PDM) solutions help you get your design data under control and substantially improve the way your teams manage and collaborate on product development.  SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional enables your teams to securely store and index design data for fast retrieval plus eliminate concerns about version control and data loss.

EPDMBoxShot_2012_ProductsSOLIDWORKS PDM Professional is a full-featured data management solution for organizations large and small.

A data vault powered by Microsoft® SQL Server® guarantees all information is securely stored and indexed for fast retrieval by authorized users within your company. Easy to implement, fully configurable and extensible via the API, SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Professional efficiently guides your product teams through your development processes, ensuring that team members have access to the right files at the right time. Localized vault replication and support of multiple CAD applications provides unmatched productivity, no matter the size, distribution, and diversity of your organization.

PDM Professional solutions include:

Ease of Use

File Management

Design Reuse

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and Standard are the only PDM systems completely integrated within Windows Explorer. This is a very valuable advantage for all end user activities and training. The robust file management solution provides the centralized file vaulting capabilities needed to manage and control all types of electronic intellectual property and product design data. Save time, control costs, and improve quality through design reuse, using SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional to create a framework for quickly locating and reusing or re-purposing existing design data.


Revision Management

Secure File Vaulting

Enterprise Scalability

Focus on innovative product development by tracking changes, maintaining a complete revision history of a design’s evolution, and avoiding the errors of manual approaches. With secure file vaulting, user access is tightly managed—even within distributed computing environments—and security risks that arise from using shared network drives are eliminated. Easily connect the design data needs of your entire enterprise, whether for just a few users in a single location or hundreds of contributors working in multiple locations around the world.


Distributed Collaboration

Regulatory Compliance

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional provides the tools and capabilities that your enterprise needs to keep people connected, up to date, and working on the same set of data, regardless of their location. Companies in regulated fields (like medical device development) comply with government regulatory requirements or industry standards for controlled development processes with PDM Professional.

See PDM Standard

(SOLIDWORKS Premium and Professional)
Secure Access
Revision Control
Find and Reuse Design Data
Audit Trail
Integrated Search
Integrated eDrawings Preview
Advanced Search and Favorites
Multi-Document Preview
Automated Neutral File Creation
Custom Configuration
Automated Data Import and Export
Serial Number Generators
Distributed Design Teams
Remote Access
Automated Approval Process
Email Notifications


CP Manufacturing, Inc.

Since implementing SOLIDWORKS® solutions, they continue to be a leading innovator in the waste management and recycling equipment industry. They use SOLIDWORKS software to cut design cycles in half while simultaneously reducing design errors. They use SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM system to automate workflows, streamline development, and eliminate paper from their Engineering Department 100 percent! For sales presentations and customer education they use 3DVIA Composer software to create high-quality visuals and animations that are fast, informative, and interactive.

F.L. Smidth

F.L. Smidth chose SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM software for its ease of use, direct integration with SOLIDWORKS software, and ability to connect and operate with existing document management and legacy systems.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Administrative Course

3 Days – Tuition: $1,500

Covers all major functions of the PDM Professional Client, PDM Professional SOLIDWORKS add-in, search capabilities and Administration tool. Plus, configuration of users, workflows and document cards as well as many other topics. This is an essential part of bridging the communication gap for all future implementation services.