What makes a good SOLIDWORKS PDM Admin person?

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated January 6, 2015

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Admin person

SOLIDWORKS PDM Admin person

The successful implementation, use and growth of SOLIDWORKS PDM, is largely dependent on the skill of the administrator(s). Below are some characteristics that make for a good SOLIDWORKS PDM Admin person:

  • Ability to form concession:
    • Individuals and groups can have differing goals and priorities. A good PDM Admin should be able to form a solution, that the majority can agree on.
  • Ability to make decisions:
    • At times concession is not practical or possible. A good PDM admin should be able to make decisions that benefit the company as a whole.
  • A solid understanding of the company’s policies and processes:
    • In order to ensure that PDM reflects important company policies and processes, a good PDM Admin should have a good understanding of these policies and processes and/or be able to easily access information on these policies and processes.
  • General computer skills:
    • A comfortable working understanding of computers and a general understanding of networks.
    • The admin should also have access to technical resources such as IT/IS
  • Time to maintain and administer PDM:
    • The PDM Admin should be able to schedule time for maintaining PDM (updates)
    • General troubleshooting
    • Developing and growing the use of PDM in order to take full advantage of the automation and time savings offered by SOLIDWORKS PDM.

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.