Included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium, SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard is fully embedded into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD and Windows explorer, providing an intuitive set of configurable tools to manage SOLIDWORKS files.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard is ideal for small workgroups
who want to collaborate and effectively manage their data.

SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) products manage and synchronise your design data across your entire enterprise with a single, easily deployable solution tightly integrated with all SOLIDWORKS applications.

By using a secure vault, you can extend the access to your 3D design environment and associated files, for all participants from engineering through manufacturing. This enables everyone involved in your projects to share information and collaborate on designs, while automatically protecting your intellectual property with the automated version and revision control systems.

NB – SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard is included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium.

Take a look at SOLIDWORKS PDM – Watch the video.

Windows interface

Windows interface

Easy to use and learn with the familiar Microsoft
Windows look and feel that you're used to.

Data security

Data security

PDM vault ensures your sensitive
company data stays protected.

Always up to date

Always up to date

You can rely on SOLIDWORKS PDM to provide
the right data, to the right people, at the right time.

Quickly find the data you’re looking for.

Advanced search

Quickly and easily find what you’re looking for right inside the familiar windows explorer.

Fully configurable

Configurable search form presents users with input fields relating to company specific information.

Preview and confirm

Built-in SOLIDWORKS file preview helps confirm the desired file is accessed.

Maintain version and revision history.


Creating and maintaining proper version and revision history is difficult and creates a lot of duplicate information. SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard makes this easy, because it automatically maintains full design history.

Simple and easy

Easily retrieve previous versions of parts, assemblies & drawings while working in SOLIDWORKS.


Flexible revision scheme to adhere to company standards.

An intuitive, electronic work flow.

Always up to date

Relying on paper-based or inefficient document approval processes wastes time. SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard helps to automate this process and keeps everyone up to date.

Better control

Control access to certain users or groups based on work flow state. You can also have SOLIDWORKS PDM automatically send notifications to designated users & groups when files have changed state.

Simplify your approval process

Utilise up to 10 configurable states to add electronic signature information during the approval process.

Data migration from other CAD systems (video).

Which SOLIDWORKS PDM product is right for you?

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