SolidWorks PDM Standard

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SolidWorks PDM Standard


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.

A data vault powered by Microsoft® SQL Server® Express guarantees all information is securely stored and indexed for fast retrieval by authorized users within your company. Easy to implement and configure SolidWorks PDM Standard efficiently guides your product teams through your development processes, ensuring that team members have access to the right files at the right time. Integrations with SolidWorks and DraftSight provides your organization with a highly productive data manage system to let users focus on design.

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PDM Standard capabilities


Listed below, are some of the powerful features that SolidWorks PDM Standard users benefit from. With the addition of standard part libraries, utilities that will search for design errors, fasteners and tools that will automatically estimate your manufacturing costs, the capabilities are endless. If you would like to know more or have any questions, please use the box below.

SolidWorks PDM Standard Data Sheet


Manage all types of product development files using affordable, easy-to-implement SolidWorks PDM Professional or SolidWorks PDM Standard product data management solutions. These robust file management solutions provide the centralized file vaulting capabilities needed to manage and control electronic intellectual property and product design data. With little user overhead and a short learning curve, the system delivers a low total cost of ownership. The intuitive user interface, built right into Windows® Explorer, is extremely easy to use because there’s no need to learn a separate interface.

  • File management capabilities include:
    Centralized storage with automated vault replication With SolidWorks PDM
  • File Reference Management


Focus on innovative product development by managing design revisions more effectively with SolidWorks PDM Professional or SolidWorks PDM Standard software. Track changes, maintain a complete revision history of a design’s evolution, and avoid the errors of manual approaches. SolidWorks PDM Professional revision management tools include:

  • Revision Control – Ensure the revision process stays organized by electronically configuring your revision management scheme 
  • Automated File Versioning – Easy-to-use tools enable management of disk space and user access while ensuring important files aren’t overwritten or deleted.
  • Electronic Approvals – Take advantage of electronic approvals to update revisions even when the approval comes from someone who doesn’t have or use SolidWorks.


Save time, control costs, and improve quality through design reuse, using SolidWorks PDM Professional or SolidWorks PDM Standard to create a framework for quickly locating and reusing or repurposing existing design data. Instead of spending time trying to find prior designs on shared drives or local workstations—or recreating designs when you can’t find them—you can use SolidWorks PDM tools to locate them quickly.


Securely control access to sensitive or proprietary product information using the easy-to-implement SolidWorks PDM Professional and SolidWorks PDM Standard systems. 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.

The benefits of secure file vaulting extend beyond individual file security and user access control, including:

  • Workflow tracking
  • File routing
  • Data storage
  • Replication
  • Data backup

With SolidWorks PDM products, data is kept secure, up to date, and accessible. The system eliminates duplicate work and delays, while saving time and development costs.

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