How do I add a PDM tab to Solidworks?

How do I add a PDM tab to Solidworks?

Activating the SOLIDWORKS PDM Add-in

  1. In SOLIDWORKS, click Tools > Add-ins and verify that SOLIDWORKS PDM is selected.
  2. Click the SOLIDWORKS PDM icon to open the Task Pane.
  3. In SOLIDWORKS, open or create a part, drawing, or assembly to view SOLIDWORKS PDM information for the file in the Task Pane.

Is PDM included in Solidworks?

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard is included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and SOLIDWORKS Premium packages and can be upgraded to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional as your team grows.

Is PDM free with Solidworks?

Perfect for small teams, SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard is included with every license of SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium on subscription. This simple tool helps teams with data security, revision control, and reusing design data easily.

How do I access PDM in Solidworks?

To access files, you create a working folder on your local computer called a file vault view. Logging in to the file vault view lets you access files for which you have permissions. You check files out to edit them, so that no one else can make changes, though other users can still view and copy the files.

What is the purpose of Solidworks PDM?

SOLIDWORKS PDM enables your teams to securely store and index design data for fast retrieval, eliminate concerns over version control and data loss, and collaborate on designs in multiple locations.

How much does Solidworks PDM standard cost?


Initial software price $2,500 $15,500
Implementation / training costs $7,000 $2,500
Average first year total* $9,500 $18,000
Ongoing annual software costs $600 $15,500

What is difference between PDM and PLM?

While PDM focuses on managing design data as it relates to product development processes, PLM centers on reengineering product development and manufacturing processes as they relate to product lifecycles.

Where is the PDM vault?

Now we’ve created the local view we need to find it and log in. If you followed our recommendations, the local view will be in the root of the C: Drive. To access the PDM Vault, double click on the folder with the PDM icon and the login box will pop up.

What is vault Solidworks PDM?

SOLIDWORKS PDM vaults store the files and information about items and files (metadata) managed by SOLIDWORKS PDM. The vault view is connected to: The archive server, which stores the physical files in a vault archive. The vault database, which stores information about files, items, and activities in the vault.

Is Solidworks PDM any good?

Overall: Overall SolidWorks PDM has been helpful to our organization. We migrated a large legacy CAD database into PDM, and also use it presently to track releases, review, and organize CAD design data. Pros: Solidworks PDM is a good piece of version control software, with some hiccups.

Is Solidworks PDM good?

This shows that every SolidWorks user should be using PDM because of its many benefits for performance and efficiency, and it is by far the best PDM solution for users to manage their engineering data, promote design reuse and increase output.