As you all may have heard, SolidWorks 2018 will no longer be using PDM Workgroup. Instead, SolidWorks is offering three versions of their new file server – PDM Standard, PDM Professional and EPDM. Through PLM consultations and PDM data migrations, SDW has already tackled the problems you will ultimately face when you upgrade to 2018 and find your vault no longer works. We offer our expertise to come on site and discuss the best options for your particular PDM transition. We provide file/data migration and vault back-up services, or teach data card and workflow processes. This may seem a daunting task but we can help you over the hump.
Workflows in PDM are the driving force behind your file management. This version is much more powerful than its predecessors, providing user-friendly rev control and user hierarchy tools. That’s just for PDM Standard. PDM Professional is much more powerful for those groups that have many users and many different projects that need to be maintained separately.
In addition to workflows, data cards & other PDM specific tools, SDW offers custom SolidWorks file templates that integrate seamlessly with PDM and help your team standardize properties across projects. Leverage our expertise with SW templates to create a more robust product development environment for your engineers and streamline your path to production.
We have provided some helpful links for those who are trying their own migration. Please feel free to contact us using our ‘Contact’ tab if you would like to learn more about your options… Good luck to all my fellow SW users!
Introduction to PDM Administration
EPDM Tips and Tricks – Data Cards