Product data management (PDM) is a system for managing design data and engineering processes in one central location. Engineering teams use PDM software to organize product-related information, track revisions, collaborate, manage change orders, generate Bills of Materials (BOMs), and more. With a single source for project data, engineers save time and avoid mistakes.
Benefits of PDM
According to a Tech-Clarity report, world-class manufacturers are 30 percent more likely to use PDM or product lifecycle management (PLM) to manage their design data.
Improved design workflows
Experience direct CAD integration, fast data searching, easily file replacement and reuse, and safe simultaneous access to data. With PDM, your design workflow has never been smoother.
Share 2D or 3D views of your work with others (even those outside your company's firewall) and get comments and feedback directly inside your product.
Get automated engineering change order, revision control, BOM management, and more. Keep your engineering processes under control with PDM software.
You don't have to reinvent the wheel. Instead, leverage existing design data. Easily access and configure files you want to replace, reuse, or copy to use in new designs.
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DATA MANAGEMENT & COLLABORATION
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Manage data anytime, anywhere. Some PDM tools allow for scalable, seamless global replication so you can keep your product-related information in sync across multiple sites. Additionally, collaborate externally with 2D or 3D views of your work that others can comment on directly inside your product.