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PDM Standard Explained - Video Series Now Available

Wednesday March 30, 2022 at 11:36am
If you're looking to learn more about PDM Standard then you'll want to check out this video series from PDM expert Richard Farries. The first video below covers the importance of properly managing your CAD data and the benefits PDM Standard can bring, the following short videos will each explain a key topic and share some best practice advice to help you efficiently manage your CAD data.

10 Reasons Why You Need PDM Standard

The importance of properly managing your CAD data cannot be overstated, in this video we'll cover why your team needs a data management system, introduce you to SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, and then explain 10 key things you to need to know about it. SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard is our entry level data management solution and it’s best suited for small to medium sized design teams. Learn about our data management packages here.

PDM Standard - File Creation

Take a look at file creation in SOILDWORKS PDM Standard and learn how properties can be associated with files so that they populate drawing borders automatically. See how files are then added into PDM to become visible to other users through a workflow which controls file access.

PDM Standard - User Interface

This video explores the user interface for SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and how files can be previewed without the need for opening them in SOLIDWORKS. Through the PDM interface you can also view properties, bills of materials and 'where used' information and more.

PDM Standard - Legacy Data

Many companies need to handle bringing legacy data into SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, this video covers the key considerations when doing so, for example the handling of library components or duplicate files.

PDM Standard - Managing Design Change

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard can help facilitate design changes with SOLIDWORKS data and enable engineering teams to work collaboratively with ease. See how you can leverage its powerful search capabilities and enable users to view previous design iterations in this video.

PDM Standard - Toolbox

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard can control and manage Toolbox and standard library components eliminating the need for storing data locally. Any changes made to these files doesn’t require synchronisation to users PC’s as this happens automatically with data stored in SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard. Watch this video to learn about how to take advantage of the capabilities of PDM and Toolbox.

PDM Standard - Copy Tree

The Copy Tree command in SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard enables entire designs to be copied and filenames changed whilst also allowing the automatic update of metadata. This video will provide an overview of how to use the command.

PDM Standard - Workflow Approval Process

This short video explores the workflow approval process in SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, workflows control document access helping admins to ensure the right users have access at the right time. Workflows can also automate certain tasks to improve efficiency, in this video we'll demonstrate a workflow that captures approval information, updates drawing borders automatically and generates a PDF file as an output.

PDM Standard - Implementation Options

Looking to start using SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard? Learn about the implementation options Solid Solutions offer, designed to get you up and running with PDM Standard as quickly as possible while minimizing risk and downtime for your team. Learn more about PDM Implementations here

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