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The SOLIDWORKS PDM User Experience
February 6th, 2018 by Brian Dalton
Increase Efficiency & Productivity with SOLIDWORKS PDM
SOLIDWORKS PDM was designed to help users be more efficient and more productive in their day to day work. To help achieve this goal, SOLIDWORKS PDM was created to look and work the same as any regular Windows folder. What’s extra are the features added in to enhance the user’s capabilities.
Accessing a PDM vault is as simple as clicking on the PDM folder icon. This action opens up a standard Windows Explorer window; upgraded to provide extra PDM features and capabilities. File functions, such as copy/paste and drag n’ drop work in the same familiar way as for any average Windows folder. This allows SOLIDWORKS PDM to look and feel just like the Windows environment you’re already used to. The goal? To make it easier to learn and more convenient to work with.
In addition to the standard windows functions, however, SOLIDWORKS PDM allows users to easily perform many additional PDM-specific tasks. With PDM, you can:
SOLIDWORKS PDM also provides unique views that let the user access important information about vaulted files in a way that is not possible in a regular Windows folder:
And all of these capabilities and functions are easily accessed from within SOLIDWORKS itself using the included PDM Add-in.
SOLIDWORKS PDM was developed to allow SOLIDWORKS users to work with and access their data in powerful new ways while still leveraging their existing knowledge and familiarity with the windows explorer interface.
Author: Brian Dalton
With more than two decades of experience in manufacturing related roles, Brian has been the person to turn to during technical projects. In addition, his experience includes effectively managing teams (onsite and offshore) and working on highly complex systems to ensure the best outcomes. In his recent role as a PDM Specialist at GoEngineer, he is able to leverage his technical skills on continuous improvement projects, ensuring companies have compliant, efficient systems.