HANDBOOK FOR SOLIDWORKS PDM STANDARD – Available now !
Many readers have asked about PDM implementation, we have listened and created a solution for quick PDM Standard implementation.
This is the first-ever working pre-set PDM system for SOLIDWORKS. From templates and libraries to processes and a working filing and naming system, this book describes how your organization can build such a system and start with a foundation that keeps problems and costly interruptions to a minimum.
No matter how sophisticated your CAD software is, if you don’t have an approach to using it that allows you to get the most out of it, you will run into difficulties.
This book allows companies to keep things simple and stable. It explains how to set up a reliable and commonly understandable system from the ground up. By doing so, it helps you avoid having to make changes and fixes later on, which again will save countless man-hours—and real money.
It promotes a stable planning and execution process and implements a clear naming and filing system, modeling all of it on the day-to-day end user’s workflow. It’s a book for users written by users, scratching all of the itches we know from our own daily working experience.
This is a working solution. Please be sure to read the book carefully from cover to cover: if you find that some of its information doesn’t suit your business, change the proposed solution accordingly. This is a book based on our own experience and best practices—and every organization is unique. You might need to adapt to our suggestions.
We have implemented this system in multiple companies, in some cases within no more than a couple of days.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- WHY YOU NEED THIS BOOK
- PRINCIPAL SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
- SYSTEM VARIABLES
- SYSTEM ELEMENTS
- RECOMMENDED WORK PROCESSES FOR USERS
- PDM & SW SETTINGS AND COMMON SITUATIONS
- WORK LIST FOR IMPORTING PREDEFINED SYSTEM
- SHARING PROCESS DIAGRAMS WITH USERS
With this book, you also get a PDM configurations file, a pre-set toolbox with basic fasteners, data cards, sheet formats, title blocks, example library files, and user process flow schematics that explain how to use it all!
Files for Pre-Set PDM system
Files can be found on OneDrive folder located here:
File Version History
Initial Release of files:
PDM CEX File
Vault Folder Tree with Design Library files (Toolbox, Weldment Profiles, Example ST Components etc)
More throughout explanation of included files and where they shall be copied in Book, ch. 4.14 Vault files