How can Solid Solutions Implement my PDM?
Making the most of SOLIDWORKS PDM
Our SOLIDWORKS PDM implementation programs are based on proven methodologies that use industry-standard best practices to enable your company to smoothly and efficiently launch your PDM (Product Data Management) system. With this approach you can gain the benefits of a PDM system and start realising return of investment in the shortest amount of time.
What implementation options are there?
There is no 'one size fits all' approach to implementing a SOLIDWORKS PDM system but there are common building blocks. We have developed our Implementation options to leverage our extensive experience of PDM ensuring our customers are up and running with PDM in the quickest, most efficient, way. From FASTSTART through to FOUNDATION, the different packages are suited to different PDM products and different client requirements. For a fully bespoke implementation, we can also work with you to capture and build your requirements into a custom implementation where required. Read on to learn more.
What software do we use?
There are three PDM software packages. PDM Standard, PDM Professional and SOLIDWORKS Manage.
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard is a data management solution for smaller workgroup environments in a single location. Included in SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium packages, SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard eliminates the overhead of managing SOLIDWORKS and DraftSight data on local and shared network drives.
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional is the ultimate file management tool, manage files effectively, easily access, share and repurpose files, parts and drawings. Create automated workflows and ensure manufacturing always has the correct file version.
  • SOLIDWORKS Manage is an advanced set of tools designed to build upon the functionality of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. Manage eliminates the need to use disconnected tools and manage multiple data sources by providing integrated project, process and item management.
How long does it take to implement PDM?
This is a 'piece of string' question and the answer depends on the customer circumstances. However, for customers new to PDM an implementation can often be delivered in a matter of just a few days.
Can I set up PDM myself?
PDM can be installed by the user but our Professional Services are centred on implementing PDM not just installing it. Our methodologies draw on best practices and years of experience to ensure you get it right first time and deliver the vast benefits a PDM system can offer without wasting time and effort on a poorly configured or badly implemented setup.
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Discover the features of SOLIDWORKS Data Management and compare all versions, SOLIDWORKS PDM Profesional and SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard. Click on each capability to find out more about each element of functionality.

Customer Interview - Gripple Automation
  • What was your design process like before using SOLIDWORKS PDM?
  • What are the benefits of using Product Data Management?
  • Why are workflows in PDM valuable?
  • Does PDM help designers work together?
  • Would you recommend using PDM to other SOLIDWORKS users?
Learn more about our Implementation Packages

Our Implementation packages are all designed to get you up and running as quickly as possible, to learn more about our offerings click the links below.

Learn more about SOLIDWORKS PDM Packages

All PDM offerings are tightly integrated into SOLIDWORKS and are designed to allow your team to focus on design and innovation instead of time consuming administration.

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Our priority is to always give you a solution that is right for you and your business requirements. Understanding which PDM solution is right for you and determining the most appropriate type of implementation is the cornerstone to successfully introducing Product Data Management into your business. The first step is always to talk. From this we will learn about your current situation, what you want to achieve and we take it from there.

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