SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, powered by Microsoft SQL Server Standard, extends the capabilities to allow your entire enterprise to easily share data and collaborate on designs.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional is a full-featured
data management solution for organisations large and small.

A data vault powered by Microsoft® SQL Server® guarantees all information is securely stored and indexed for fast retrieval by authorised users within your company.

Easy to implement, fully configurable and extensible via the API, SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional efficiently guides your product teams through your development processes, ensuring that team members have access to the right files at the right time. Localised vault replication and support of multiple CAD applications provides unmatched productivity, no matter the size, distribution, and diversity of your organisation.

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With unlimited users, you can be sure PDM Professional can handle your data - whatever the size of your business.



SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional give you
the flexibility to meet customer needs.

Mangage non-CAD data

Mangage non-CAD data

Compatibility with multiple file types
saves you time and unnecessary headaches.

Collaborate across boundaries.

Go global

Product development organizations can span continents and time zones. SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional creates a collaborative community regardless of distance and location.

Get involved

Give distributed users quick access to designs, specifications & documentation through vault replication. Staff & partners can contribute through web enabled portals from various connected devices including smartphones & tablets.

Safe and secure

Control access to specific engineering data & project information through secure access including integrations to Active Directory (AD) and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

Easily manage your non-CAD data.

Huge compatibility and integration

Manage, view & print from more than 250 file types including major CAD formats, Microsoft Office files,images & animations. Take advantage of the many included integrations to popular CAD applications, SOLIDWORKS Electrical & Microsoft Office.

Smooth work flow

Utilise multiple work flows to handle different document types & approval processes. Serial number generators automatically create & assign properties, such as part numbers, project numbers & document IDs.

Automation makes it simple

Automate the creation of project folder structures & standard documents to help ensure consistency & completeness of data.

Data migration from other CAD systems (video).

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 matrix to see what functionality is in what product.

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