Powerful data management for the extended enterprise

What is SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional?

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

Designed for the Enterprise

By leveraging 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.


Bring your design data under control and improve the way your teams manage and collaborate on product development.

PDM Workflow Example
  • BOM Export

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

  • BOM Editing

    With the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional system, you can use easy-to-configure templates to pull together all necessary product structure information and automate BOM information preparation.

  • Multisite Replication

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

  • ERP/MRP Connection

    Connect with an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) or MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning) application, synchronize and improve the effectiveness of your business systems.

  • Change Management

    Significantly reduce the time needed to complete your design approval and engineering change order (ECO) processes with automated workflow.

  • Notifications- Email (SMTP)

    Get process and workflow notifications sent via email rather than just internal messages.

  • PDM Customization

    Increase productivity with customized menus and personal preferences.

  • Neutral File Formats

    Save time and effort communicating with internal departments, customers, and external suppliers by configuring the system to automatically create neutral file formats.

  • Task Monitoring

    The ability for PDM administrators to monitor in-process tasks, including neutral file creation, and confirm the results of completed tasks.

  • Manage All Files

    Manage, view, and print documents from more than 250 file types, including major CAD formats, Microsoft® Office, images, and animations.

  • Remote Access

    Enable staff and partners to contribute through remote-access portals.

  • Automated Tasks

    Automatically create files in common formats, such as PDF, at the end of an approved process.

  • Custom Applications

    Create custom applications to meet specific business requirements through the API.


SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Features

Enable everyone involved in your projects to share information and collaborate


Collaborate across boundaries

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

  • Search for data in multiple ways, using parameters such as document or file name, contained data, or custom properties like part number, description, and current workflow state (e.g., released or in process).
  • Give distributed users quick access to designs, specifications, and documentation through vault replication.
  • Enable staff and partners to contribute through web enabled portals from various connected devices including smartphones and tablets.
  • Control access to specific engineering data and project information through secure access including integrations to Active Directory (AD) and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

Manage non-CAD data easily

Essential product data extends beyond mechanical CAD files and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional enables efficient management of all design related information.

  • Easily produce customized Bills of Materials (BOMs) for individual departments.
  • Manage, view and print document from more than 250 file types including major CAD formats, Microsoft Office files, images, and animations.
  • Automatically create neutral files, such as PDFs, eDrawings, or STEP
  • Take advantage of the many included integrations to popular CAD applications, SOLIDWORKS Electrical, and Microsoft Office.

Automate business processes

SOLIDWORKS PDM has an intuitive graphical user interface to help you map workflows and minimize administrative work, while automated tracking of approvals and sign-offs maintains accuracy and accountability.

  • Utilize multiple workflows to handle different document types and approval processes.
  • Facilitate multiple require approvers with Parallel transitions.
  • Utilize serial number generators to automatically create and assign properties, such as part numbers, project numbers, and document IDs.
  • Automate the creation of project folder structures and standard documents to help ensure consistency and completeness of data.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Training

Learn how to use the client and administrator tools


Canadian Designers & Manufacturers organize their data with SOLIDWORKS PDM

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Technical Support

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.
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Online Training & Certification

A SolidProfessor and 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:

  • SolidProfessor includes 15K+ online tutorial videos.
  • FREE access to SOLIDWORKS testing and certification to help you become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) or Professional (CSWP).

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