Article by Rod Mackay updated September 14, 2016


SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 (Product Data Management) products manage and synchronize your design data across your entire enterprise with a single, easily deployable solution tightly integrated with all SOLIDWORKS applications.

Watch our SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 on-demand webinar to see the latest enhancements in the software.

During the webinar we review many of the new features including:

  • Changing a Category of a Checked in File
  • Controlling the Download Permissions for Users and Groups
  • Copying Group Permissions and Group Members
  • Generating SOLIDWORKS MBD 3D PDFs
  • Latest Version Overwrite
  • Preview Enhancements
  • Quality Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS PDM
  • Reference Tree Display Enhancements
  • Rolling Back a File with References
  • Searching Local Files
  • SOLIDWORKS PDF Task Add-in
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 Viewer Enhancements
  • Vault Database Replication
  • Adding Custom Columns

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 takes care of your data

During the webinar you will learn how SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 centralizes the storage of all your engineering data and related files to give you these benefits:

  • Secure repository for fast information retrieval
  • Version control for both minor changes and major revisions to help prevent data loss
  • Integrated workflows that automate your design and approval processes for more efficient review and release of final designs
  • Implemented in a fraction of the time required by other product data management solutions



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Rod Mackay

Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.