What is SOLIDWORKS Manage?
SOLIDWORKS® Manage provides a unique set of advanced data management tools. This is accomplished by leveraging the file management capabilities and ease of use of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and adding powerful project, process, and item management capabilities.
Distributed Data Management
SOLIDWORKS Manage takes the place of the separate disconnected tools that an organization might use to manage engineering resources and processes. It is compatible with many existing tools, and works to more efficiently and effectively maintain the integrity of enterprise information.
With SOLIDWORKS Manage, organizations can now plan each stage of a project, assign resources and tasks, and attach required documentation within the same ecosystem used to design. When users complete their tasks, project progress is automatically updated. And, project managers can take advantage of powerful dashboard capabilities to see critical information in a single, easy-to-understand interface.
SOLIDWORKS Manage is here to help tame your data complexity with project management capabilities
With SOLIDWORKS Manage, information can be presented in an easy to understand dashboard that can be tailored not only to display the critical information you need, but also present the right information to the functional areas of your team.
Real-time Reporting can be tailored per user and can display data in a variety of chart styles to help everyone make sense out of the complex data that is important to them.
Project Task Creation
Because SOLIDWORKS Manage is an extension of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, it's now easy to attach document records from PDM to tasks.
Project Lists give a deeper understanding of the progress status of your projects, and can quickly consume project details through project tabs.
Gantt charts can be created by templates that have key stages and milestones for your project process. Once created, timelines can be easily modified with simple drag and drop.
With SOLIDWORKS Manage you can leverage the existing mechanical BOM from SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, as well as capture additional items like tooling, electrical components, and packaging
SOLIDWORKS Manage reminds users through Task lists. When users log in, they will immediately see his to-do list of tasks. They even display on a calendar so users know when to work on each item.
SOLIDWORKS Manage is directly connected to your SOLIDWORKS PDM. SOLIDWORKS PDM shows you where this part is used in assemblies and drawings. And now, with SOLIDWORKS Manage, you have visibility to its use in Bills of Materials, Projects...and several Engineering Change Requests.
BOM Collaboration & Variants
SOLIDWORKS Manage allows cross functional collaboration on the BOM and different versions can be generated when required for different teams or applications.
SOLIDWORKS Manage Features
Features to tame your data complexity
SOLIDWORKS Manage provides critical information to help teams focus on important tasks and provides an overview of resource capacity for better planning and utilization.
- Manage project stages, timelines, and milestones.
- View resource utilization and capacity.
- Attach items, files, and list deliverables.
- Utilize user tasks and timesheets to track progress.
SOLIDWORKS Manage brings together, in one place, all components required for product definition, whether represented by a CAD model, document, or database-only items.
- Create, edit and compare Bills of Materials (BOMs) using items and files.
- Automatically or selectively create items for SOLIDWORKS configurations.
- Drive SOLIDWORKS drawing BOMs and item numbers.
SOLIDWORKS Manage streamlines business processes, automates document creation, and brings together all involved stakeholders with new products, from sales and marketing to production and support.
- Configure states and decision points for all types of business processes.
- Attach affected items and files and enable ad-hoc approvers and user tasks.
SOLIDWORKS Manage FAQs
Frequently asked questions from SOLIDWORKS PDM customers
SOLIDWORKS Manage FAQs
Discover how SOLIDWORKS Manage connects with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional:
No, SOLIDWORKS Manage can incorporate existing PDM data so it can be accessed either through the SOLIDWORKS Manage user interface or via Windows Explorer.
Yes, SOLIDWORKS Manage will utilize activation based serial numbers managed by the SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager. The licenses will be global and concurrent and will have the same SQL Server licensing requirements as SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional.
No, customers can have a combination of SOLIDWORKS Manage and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional licenses. SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional clients can still connect to a vault that is connected to SOLIDWORKS Manage, but will not have access to any SOLIDWORKS Manage data.
SOLIDWORKS Manage runs on SQL Server Standard which will be included with new licenses. SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional licenses that are upgraded would use the same SQL Server licenses provided with the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional purchase.
Yes, SOLIDWORKS Manage will have its own database that can run on an existing SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional database server instance.
SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional with Manage
SOLIDWORKS Manage provides existing customers with a unique set of advanced data management tools. This is accomplished by leveraging the data and ease of use of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and adding powerful project, process, and item management capabilities.
- SOLIDWORKS Manage leverages file data in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional thus no data migration is required for existing PDM Professional customers.
- Upgrades from all existing SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional licenses will be available
- SOLIDWORKS Manage:
- Integrates with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional allowing the use of the existing Windows Explorer integration as well as a new SOLIDWORKS Manage user interface.
- Includes SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional technology which provides connections to many different CAD and non-CAD applications.
- Uses SolidNetWork licensing as and the same global concurrent license policy as SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional
"Javelin’s quick response time, sales and technical support are all very good. We implemented SOLIDWORKS in 1998 and to date, remain a satisfied customer"
Brad Toole, Engineering Manager
Breaker Technology Ltd.
"The time we save using SOLIDWORKS and doing our own 3D printing helps us validate designs quickly to meet demanding project deadlines"
Ron Ryan, Fabrication Group Manager
"SOLIDWORKS has definitely brought something different to the Solar Industry. Our U.S. counterparts use 2D, but they will be switching to 3D soon"
Chris White, Design & Technical Manager
“Javelin is an easily accessible reseller who is supportive, knowledgeable and professional. Keep up the Gold Standard level of service.”
Michael Fernando, Tool & Die Designer
Theta Industries Inc.
“SOLIDWORKS is now the de facto standard and Javelin is one of the best SOLIDWORKS resellers. How can you go wrong with a de facto standard on both the reseller and the software?”
John Leavitt, Owner
“Javelin staff and technical support are excellent. They are knowledgeable, helpful and thorough. Technical questions are always answered; either immediately or in a timely manner.”
Christa Carey, Technical Support Manager
“We rely heavily on our software to keep us profitable, and Javelin is always in the background keeping ProVantage running.”
Peter Graham, Engineering Manager
"Javelin does far more than sell software and 3D printers. They provide team support and resources, when there were technical challenges, Javelin stepped up and made it right."
Timm Williams, Partner
"Evolve Design Solutions appreciates the excellent customer service, product knowledge and technical support provided by Javelin, our SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller (VAR).”
Aldo Balatti, Principal
Evolve Design Solutions
“Javelin offers the complete package; good products, good service and value for what you need. They’re a great bunch of people who are always willing to help you out.”
Mark McCumber, Senior Designer
F-B Tool & Die Limited
"As far as Javelin goes, they’re really nice guys. Excellent technical support is provided by a consistent group of people. Reasonable, low pressure sales support is also appreciated."
Mike McGuire, President
"I’ve been a believer in SOLIDWORKS PDM since day one because it’s been effective since day one"
Ray Minato, President
Inertia Engineering + Design
"Javelin seems to make an extra effort to ensure that the software’s capabilities are being maximized to benefit the customer.”
Darryl Turrie, Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer
MacLean Engineering & Marketing Co. Limited
"Javelin employees are friendly, knowledgeable and quick to respond with effective solutions, and ZEC Wind Power is very pleased to be affiliated with this company."
Michelle El-Hage, Designer
ZEC Wind Power
SOLIDWORKS Services included
Improve your performance and productivity with Javelin services
With SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service, you have access to extensive help from our SOLIDWORKS experts. Which will enhance your software investment and guide you through development challenges.
- Live Technical Support from our certified support team.
- Remote Support to solve your technical issue right on your machine.
- Regular Communication of software updates and technical tips and tricks.
Upgrades & Resources
Enjoy the latest version of your software and direct access to a comprehensive library of drawings, parts, assemblies, and features contributed by users around the globe.
- Automatic Upgrades to the most Up-to-date Version of your SOLIDWORKS software.
- FREE access to the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal for Macros, Documentation, and the ability to submit Enhancement Requests.
- Full access to the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base for Articles, Tech Tips, and Best Practices.
Online Training & Certification
A MySolidWorks online account is included with your subscription service where you can get answers, stay current, and sharpen your design skills with online training:
- MySolidWorks Standard Account includes 600+ online tutorial videos.
- FREE access to SOLIDWORKS testing and certification to help you become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) or Professional (CSWP).
Find out the Cost
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