SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard

Easily manage SOLIDWORKS data in a workgroup environment

What is SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard?

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, powered by Microsoft® SQL Server Express and fully embedded into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD and Windows® Explorer, provides an intuitive set of configurable tools to manage your SOLIDWORKS files.

Designed for the Workgroup

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard is a new data management solution for smaller workgroup environments in one geographic location. Included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and SOLIDWORKS Premium.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard helps SOLIDWORKS and DraftSight users easily and efficiently organize and manage their data.  SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard can be easily upgraded to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional if and when needs change.

Capabilities

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

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  • File Reference Management

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

  • PDM Clients

    Available PDM CAD client for SOLIDWORKS, Contributor Client for non-CAD users, and Viewer Client for team members who just need to review data.

  • Revision and Version Control (limited to 2 schemes)

    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 (limited to 1)

    Create an electronic workflow to formalize, manage, and optimize processes. With a maximum of 10 workflow states.

  • Electronic Signature

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

  • Network Licenses

    SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Clients can be shared via a network license

  • File Structure Copy and Rename

    File structure and naming manipulation capabilities enable easier reuse of design data. Repurpose existing CAD model structures to account for new “same as, but different” scenarios that utilize existing designs.

  • Regulatory Compliance

    Facilitate compliance with government regulatory requirements and industry standards.

  • Secure Access

    Protect your product design data with secure, managed access for only authorized Individuals. In addition to internal users, you can permit access to partners, customers and your supply chain through VPN access.

  • Integrated CAD Preview

    Dynamically preview SOLIDWORKS and DraftSight files with the integrated eDrawings based preview window.

  • Fast Data Access

    SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard maintains the convenience of local file access directly from your workstation and only uses the network to check-in or check-out files, as needed

  • Audit Trail and History

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

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Features

Centralize the storage of all your engineering data and related files

SOLIDWORKS PDM Search

Find the data you are looking for fast

Engineers and designers can spend a lot of time searching for files. SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard offers robust search tools to speed the process.

  • Advanced searching inside Windows Explorer
  • Configurable search form presents users with input fields relating to company specific information
  • Built-in SOLIDWORKS file preview helps confirm the desired file is accessed
SOLIDWORKS PDM Revisions

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.

  • Versions are automatically created and references updated
  • Flexible revision scheme to adhere to company standards
  • Increment revisions automatically based on a defined approval process
  • Easily retrieve previous versions of parts, assemblies, and drawings while working in SOLIDWORKS
SOLIDWORKS PDM Workflow

Electronic Workflow

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.

  • Control access to certain users or groups based on workflow state
  • Automatically send notifications to designated users and groups when files have changed state
  • Utilize up to 10 configurable states to add electronic signature information during the approval process
  • Easy-to-use graphical workflow tool

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Training

Learn how to use the client and administrator tools

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard vs Professional

Which version is right for you?

SOLIDWORKS Standard PDM FAQs

Discover the differences between the SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and Professional versions:

What is the difference between SQL versions?

This Microsoft article provides a comparison between SQL Express used for the PDM Standard version and SQL Standard used on the PDM Professional version. The important thing to note is the limit of the database of 10 GB on SQL Express. This may prove to be an issue for larger vaults.

Are SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard licenses allowed to float?

Yes, the licenses will be allowed to float among users and across multiple regions as SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional licenses do today. If your company has a mix of SOLIDWORKS Standard and SOLIDWORKS Professional and/or Premium, a SOLIDWORKS Standard user would be able to consume a SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard CAD Editor license. This is provided you have installed the SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard CAD Editor client.

Can vaults created in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional be used with SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard?

No, SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional vaults will not be compatible with SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and cannot be “downgraded”.

Can vaults created in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional be used with SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard?

Yes, but any feature (i.e. Transition Action for Executing a Task or replication settings) that is not supported by SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard must be removed from the export file before it can be imported.

What kind of support for PDF files is available in SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard?

PDF files will be able to be managed in SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, however since Tasks, Add-ins and API support is not included, no automated creation of PDFs will be possible. In addition, viewing PDF files will not be possible via the View File menu or in the Windows Explorer Preview tab.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Advantages

Here are a list of the main advantages of using SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional:

  • Multi-site replication is key to allowing the sharing of data across multiple locations. This functionality can ensure that all locations have the latest versions of files.
  • Search: The additional search tools in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, allows the creation of custom searches, saving of search favorites and increased search performance.
  • Viewers: SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional allows the use of viewers for file types other than SOLIDWORKS. This allows users to preview non-SOLIDWORKS files while browsing the vault.
  • Templates allows the automation and standardization of creating documents, such as ECO’s. Templates can also automatically create a predefined folder structure and automatically name these folders. For example, a folder could be named after project number or customer.
  • Serial Numbers can be automatically generated in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. Files can then be automatically named, using the serial number.
  • Multiple Workflows allows a separate workflow for different products, departments and divisions.
  • Unlimited Workflow States allows the creation of a workflow that accurately represents a company’s product lifecycle.
  • Automated Tasks can be used to run tasks that are performed frequently. For example, batch printing of files, or the conversion of files to different file formats.
  • Web Clients allows customers, vendors and others to access files in the vault through the web. Access permission is controlled by the PDM administrator.
Brad Toole Breaker Technology

"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.

Ron Ryan Oceanic

"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

Oceanic

Chris White Sunrise Energy

"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

Sunrise Power

Michael Fenando, Theta Industries

“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.

John Leavitt, Pensafe

“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

PenSafe Inc.

Christa Carey, Prototcase

“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

Protocase Inc.

Peter Graham, ProVantage

“We rely heavily on our software to keep us profitable, and Javelin is always in the background keeping ProVantage running.”

Peter Graham, Engineering Manager

ProVantage

Timm Williams, Carrotwerx

"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

Carrotwerx

Aldo Balatti, Evolve Design Solutions

"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

Mark McCumber, F-B Tool

“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

Mike McGuire, Wingspan

"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

Wingspan

Ray Minato, Inertia Engineering + Design

"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

Darryl Turrie, MacLean Engineering

"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

Michelle El-Hage, ZEC Wind Power

"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

Javelin Support Team

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.

Benefits
  • 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.
SOLIDWORKS User

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.

Advantages
  • 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.
MySolidWorks

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:

Features
  • Your 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).

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