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SOLIDWORKS PDM (Product Data Management) addresses the challenges associated with managing and controlling design and engineering data within organisations. It provides a structured environment where design data, including CAD files, documents, and related information, can be securely stored, organised, and shared

Data Management Packages

SOLIDWORKS PDM enables features like version control, revision tracking, file check-in/check-out, and automated workflows. PDM streamlines the design process, reduces the risk of errors, and ensures that team members always have access to the most up-to-date and accurate information. PDM can also greatly improve SOLIDWORKS performance for companies working over a network, as, once checked out, files are cached locally, with incremental saves being made locally until ready to loaded back up into the vault.

PDM Standard

Included in all licenses of SOLIDWORKS Professional & Premium, PDM Standard is a streamlined PDM system that helps organisations manage and control their design and engineering documents.

Key functionality includes:

  • File check-in/check-out
  • Version control
  • Revision management
  • Secure storage of design data
  • Approval workflows
  • File history

PDM Standard is typically suitable for smaller teams and organisations that are looking to get control of SOLIDWORKS engineering data and apply fundamental revision control.

PDM Professional

For companies with more complex and wide-reaching data management requirements, we have PDM Professional. This builds on PDM Standard adding:

  • Multiple file workflows
  • Advanced automation
  • Integration with ERP/MRP systems
  • Engineering Change support
  • Multi-site replication

This by no means an exhaustive list – the system is extremely powerful and is extremely flexible.

PDM Professional is designed to cater to larger organisations with more complex data management and collaboration requirements. It goes beyond the managing of SOIDWORKS data, offering scalability into all departments of an organisation.

Feature Comparison Guide


SOLIDWORKS Data ManagementPDM StandardPDM Professional
Secure Access
Revision Control
Find and Reuse Design Data
Audit Trail
Integrated Search
Integrated eDrawings Preview
Advanced Search and Favourites
Multi-Document Preview
Automated Neutral File Creation
Automated Data Import and Export
Serial Number Generator
Multi-Site Replication
Remote Access (PDM Web2)
Automated Approval Process
Email Notifications



Like any good Data Management system, SOLIDWORKS PDM is configurable. To get the most out of it, we recommend we partner with you to configure your optimal setup. Setup can be anything from a quick start to a fully scoped and managed delivery project. Below is a guide to typical implementation types. For an accurate cost, we recommend you contact us


Quick Start

1 Day


  • Out-of-the-box 3 state workflow
  • Single data card for all file types
  • Single revision scheme
  • 3 standard user groups
  • 2 hours standard user training
  • Client & Server install (SQL Express)



All prices are exclusive of VAT



2-5 Days


  • Custom workflows – up to 10 states
  • Formal approval process
  • File specific data cards
  • Minor & major revision schemes
  • Customised user groups
  • Bespoke user training
  • Client & Server install (SQL Express)


All prices are exclusive of VAT



5+ Days


  • Multiple custom workflows
  • Serial number generator
  • External email notification setup
  • File specific data card
  • Minor & Major revision schemes
  • Customised user groups
  • Bespoke user training
  • Client & Server install (SQL Standard*)

All prices are exclusive of VAT

*SQL Express is a free product, SQL Standard licenses need to be purchased seperately.

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Why Partner With Us

At SOLIDX, we believe in transparency. That’s why we offer upfront and clear pricing, flexible support and tailored solutions to ensure that each customer receives the attention and assistance they truly deserve.

What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to putting our customers’ needs first.

With over 75 years of combined experience in supporting UK companies with SOLIDWORKS development tools, our four founders bring a wealth of expertise to the table.

We understand that the ever evolving SOLIDWORKS portfolio can sometimes seem a little overwhelming. With our clear, concise, and refreshingly transparent approach, we aim to guide our customers through the process with ease, offering real world advice to help you harness the full potential of these powerful tools and to unlock value in your business.

We are confident that SOLIDX’s unique blend of experience, transparency, and customer-centric approach, all combine to make a real difference to you and your journey towards success with SOLIDWORKS.

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