SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management

SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) software helps you get your design data under control and substantially improves the way your teams manage and collaborate on product development.

Data management and team collaboration has never been easier.

SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) software helps you get your design data under control and substantially improves how your teams manage and collaborate on product development.

With PDM Professional, your teams can securely store and index design data for fast retrieval. They can eliminate concerns about version control and data loss, share and collaborate on designs with people inside and outside the organisation in multiple locations and create an electronic workflow to formalise, manage, and optimise development, document approval, and engineering change processes.

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File reference management

Maintain all file references between parts, assemblies, drawings, and other types of design data automatically.

Revision and version control

Ensure the appropriate personnel are always working with the right version of a design.

Advanced searching

Take advantage of powerful file searching tools to quickly find the design data that you need across a range of file types.

Electronic workflow

Create an electronic workflow to formalise, manage, and optimise processes.

Electronic signature

Save time by using an automated, electronic process to circulate documents for signature and approval.

Audit trail and history

Maintain a complete history of product design, engineering, and development activities.

BOM export

Export bill of materials (BOM) information for use in downstream applications and systems.

Multisite replication

Support collaboration among design groups by replicating your data vault to multiple sites.

PDM Customisation

Configure and customise your SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM implementation your unique requirements.

SOLIDWORKS PDM is available in two software packages.

SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) Standard is generally for smaller design teams with simple requirements for secure check in/check out, revise with simple configurable workflows. With the pace of product development today, just a few engineers can quickly create gigabytes of design data. It’s easy for files to get lost or misplaced. SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard provides a simplified set of data management features.

SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) Professional is a full-featured data management solution for organisations large and small. SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional helps your team more easily find and re-purpose files, parts, and drawings; share design information; automate workflows and ensure manufacturing always has the right version.

But which one is right for you?

It depends on what type of products you design, what type of functionality you need and the skills and experience you already have.

Use this SOLIDWORKS PDM product matrix to compare features.

Product feature PDM StandardPDM Stand. PDM ProfessionalPDM Pro.
Secure Access Yes Yes
Revision Control Yes Yes
Find & Reuse Design Data Yes Yes
Audit Trail Yes Yes
Integrated Search Yes Yes
Integrated eDrawings Preview Yes Yes
Scalabilty Yes
Custom Configuration Yes
Distributed Design Teams Yes
Remote Access Yes
Advanced search & favourites Yes
Multi-Document Preview Yes
Automated Neutral File Creation Yes
Automated Data Import and Export Yes
Serial Number Generators Yes
Automated Approval Process Yes
Email Notifications Yes

SOLIDWORKS software, training and support from Innova Systems.

Established in 2002 and supporting over a thousand small to medium sized companies, our award winning team understand the commercial realities of designing new products and the challenges of bringing them to market on time, within budget and at the right price.

Our passion is to provide you with a true partnership built on delivering expert guidance and exceptional training to get you up to speed as quickly as possible. All of our Technical Engineers have real-world design experience using SOLIDWORKS software. It is this knowledge and experience that can help you make the transition from using older 2D or 3D design systems and using SOLIDWORKS very swiftly.

When you deal with Innova Systems, you will soon find that we are very responsive and we have a very personal approach to helping you. We will work hard to become a natural extension of your business.

Suppliers of SOLIDWORKS to over a thousand happy customers in a broad range of industries.

What you can expect when you partner with us.

Product support

From the best team in the business – recognised by SOLIDWORKS for having the best customer support in Northern Europe. You’re in safe hands and will be well looked after.


When you call, you’ll get straight through to a Technical Engineer, skilled in SOLIDWORKS and ready and willing to help you with the most simple or the most complex problem.

Software Upgrades

Your annual subscription keeps you connected with our support team. You’ll also be entitled to the latest version of SOLIDWORKS. Staying current means staying productive.


Our Engineers will help you transition from older 2D/3D CAD systems, or even teach you if you are new to 3D Design. Our knowledge and experience really makes a difference.


We can recomend the right hardware to purchase. This vital component underpins your investment in SOLIDWORKS, so it is really important you get the right advice.


Our experience can help you ensure the right implementation plan is defined for your team, ensuring your design and data manangement needs are met with a rapid return on investment.